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Epps Biting Fly TrapTM
Reduce biting flies by 80%…whether they are biting
your horses, cows, dogs or kids, they deliver a very painful bite.
The Epps kills horse flies, deer flies, and all other biting flies
24/7. Studies have shown that the trap kills an average of 1 pound
of biting flies each day… WOW! This is the ultimate biting flytrap,
and you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it… The trap requires
no chemicals, or messy baits, just add soapy water. This trap is
environmentally sound… In the past, poisons have been used to
control insects. However the use of poisons is not favored due to
the deleterious effects on the environment, and the possibility of
killing potentially beneficial insects.
How it works:
The Epps Biting Fly TrapTM
is uniquely effective because it traps biting flies by using the
flies own natural behavior patterns. Many biting flies are
attracted to large objects of contrasting color to the
surroundings because such objects tend to be potential hosts
like cattle, deer, and horses. Also, biting flies such as stable
flies, horse flies, green heads, deer flies, bull flies, and
yellow flies tend to circle the host before actually landing to
The EPPS Trap takes advantage of these behaviors by
providing a large, contrasting surface area, with transparent
areas (which are actually clear plastic deflectors) representing
air space between an animal’s legs and over its back through
which the flies would normally circle before feeding. Flies see
the deflectors as open spaces and try to fly through then. They
hit the deflectors and ricochet into the soapy water in the
trays below. Dish soap is added to the water in the trays to
cause the flies to be wetted and drown faster.
Maintenance - Check the trap at least twice a week:
- The Trap kills an average of 1lb. per
day. Use an aquarium net (provided) or tea strainer to empty
out caught flies.
- Add additional water and soap as needed.
- Adjust bar ties to keep targets more or
less flat, level trays, replace torn deflectors, etc. as
- Keep weeds cut down around trap; weeds
growing under the bottom tray reduce fly catch.
The Trap works best when
placed in open, sunlit areas of pastures, and other areas where
biting flies are common and the trap is easy to see from a
distance. Avoid placing trap in woods or other densely vegetated
areas. Use several traps, or move trap every so often to find
the best area to trap.
- In pastures: place trap in an open area
away from tree line or dense vegetation. Use at least one
trap for every 20 acres of pasture.
- Around stables, dry lot dairies, and
feedlots: place trap outside of stalls or pens where animals
are being attacked by biting flies. Trap should be in an
open, sunlit area near animals, but far enough away (10 feet
or more) from fences or buildings that it appears as a
distinct, stand-alone object.
- Around homes, pools, or patios: Place
trap in an open, sunlit area away from bushes, trees, and
- In wooded parks and similar areas: place
trap in more open areas without heavy underbrush, for
example along trails or clearings.
Note: Cattle and horses generally do not bother the EPPS Trap
after becoming accustomed to its presence. However, placing the
trap out of reach of livestock, or fencing off the trap area
with wire or electric fencing is highly recommended.
us know how well your trap works. Or if you have any questions
Note: You will need Four 7’ T-posts (not
included with trap)
This Trap is environmentally
sound....In the past, poisons have been used to control insects.
However the use of poisons is not favored due to the effects on
the environment and the possibility of killing potentially
Epps Biting Fly Trap
(HLP EPPS) - $ 279.00
Shipping - Total Price $309
T-Posts are not included. You will
need 4 - 7' T-Posts
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New Portable Epps Fly Trap
Complete portable unit includes 1 tray, stakes, and 4 empty
sand bags to hold the unit down.
(HLP EPPS-P) - $ 319.00
Shipping - Total Price $349