The transparent Predator Shield protects the catching media from birds. The Shield fits into the top of the FlyCatch-R over the catching media and is held in place with Velcro.
Locate the area where fly patterns have been observed or there have been incidents of fly bites. To be most effective, the top of the FlyCatch-R must be clear of objects (inside a structure, under a tree, on a covered porch) which may prevent exposure to the sky The FlyCatch-R should be placed several feet away from people to draw the flies away from people & into the catcher. Set the FlyCatch-R in the chosen suitable location & place the filled plastic bag inside the unit in the center of the bottom panel (F). It may be hour before the flies begin entering the catcher. It may be necessary to move the catcher several times to establish the best catching location. Each catching sheet can capture up to 1000 flies. As the catching sheets are filled with flies, peel them from the top panel folding in half on the catching surface & disposing of them in an appropriate trash container. Do not remove any of the catching media until it is completely covered with flies.
Maintenance is simply matter of changing the catching media on a regular basis. The FlyCatch-R should be inspected weekly during the peak of the fly season. At each inspection, captured flies should be removed and disposed of. The captured flies usually die in less than 24 hours and soon dry up and decompose. Catchers perform best when the catching media is not completely covered with flies which can result in obscuring the light through the top of the FlyCatch-R. Regular disposal of captured and dead flies results in a more captures per hour.
The Catching Media is a specially formulated coating which is non-toxic does not contain attractant and never hardens. It has a very strong catching capability so once the flies have landed or contacted it they cannot escape.
FOR EVERY FLY YOU TRAP, THERE IS ONE LESS FEMALE FLY TO BITE AND LAY 100 EGGS.