FLYBRELLA is a lightweight inexpensive trap that can be suspended like an upside-down umbrella in prominent locations where house flies, Musca domestica L., rest. It consists of a solid, cylindrical backbone to which is attached a perforated transparent tube, or baffle, with a commercial sugar/toxicant strip affixed inside. Centered directly beneath the tube and also attached to the backbone is a 10-cm-diameter inverted opaque plastic cone. House flies readily enter the tube, feed on the fast-acting toxicant, and then fall directly down the tube where they are collected in and concealed by the cone. The cone may be emptied easily through a capped opening in the bottom. In paired indoor tests, the efficacy of the commercial sugar/toxicant strip was increased significantly by the individual addition of several other attractant materials. Variants of the original design were tested, including a more efficient design featuring two concentric tubes with offset perforations. The toxicant strip may be easily removed and/or replaced when desired.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 100 • No. 2