Friday, March 4, 2016
(Product Review) REDTOP Flycatchers Compact Size Twin Value Pack
I have an indoor compost bin and occasionally end up with a few fruit flies around it. Until now I have hung fly paper in the area to catch any of these fruit flies that happen to be hanging around. Although the REDTOP Flycatchers Compact Size Twin Value Pack is said to be an outdoor fly trap, I wanted to try it next to my indoor composting area since this is where it would be the most useful at the moment.
As you can see from the pictures, it comes with two traps, two pouches of bait and instructions. The traps are easy to set, just remove the red plastic top, pour the bait into the cone, add water, replace top, and hang in the desired area. As I mentioned earlier, these are intended for outdoor use, although I don't see any reason they wouldn't work indoors as well.
The bait bag is simply a plastic bag which holds the liquid bait. The flies are attracted and enter through openings on under the red cap, and are trapped inside. You can add more water to the bait as it fills with flies to extend the life of the trap. Once the trap is filled, it is time to dispose of it and replace it with a new one.
Since I am not experiencing much of a fly problem at the moment it is difficult to say whether or not it will work, but looking at the design, I think it will. I am only giving it 4 stars for now until I see if I catch any flies in the trap. I believe that it will, and if so I will come back and update with results. I am very hopeful for a fly-free indoor composting bin.
Although I got this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes.