Accession Number : ADA503299


Title :   Evaluation of Commercial and Field-Expedient Baited Traps for House Flies, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE GAINESVILLE FL CENTER FOR MEDICAL AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Geden, Christopher J ; Szumlas, Daniel E ; Walker, Todd W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a503299.pdf


Report Date : 09 Jan 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : A comparison of nine commercial baited fly traps on Florida dairy farms demonstrated that Terminator traps collected significantly more (13,323/trap) house flies (Musca domestica L.) than the others tested. Final Flight, Fly Magnet, and FliesBeGone traps collected intermediate numbers of flies (834-2,166), and relatively few were caught with ISCA, Advantage, Fermone Big Boy, Squeeze & Snap, or OakStump traps (300). Terminator traps collected about twice as many flies (799.8/trap) as FliesBeGone traps (343.8) when each trap was baited with its respective attractant, but when the attractants were switched between the two trap types, collections were significantly lower (77-108) than was observed with traps baited with their respective attractant. Solutions of molasses were significantly more attractive to house flies than honey, maple syrup, or jaggery (date palm sugar). Field-expedient traps constructed from discarded PET water bottles were much less effective than commercial traps, but painting the tops of such traps with black spray paint resulted in a six-fold increase in trap capture.


Descriptors :   *TRAPS , *MUSCA , REPRINTS , COMPARISON


Subject Categories : Biology
      Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE