Which Bait attracts flies (homemade Flytrap)

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Which Bait attracts flies (homemade Flytrap)

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I'm struggling to find research for this topic. I don't really know what to look for. I need help

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Re: Which Bait attracts flies (homemade Flytrap)

Post by akulk »

Hi there!

Is there any specific type of bait you are looking for/want to test?

Generally, decaying food works well to attract flies. To lure flies outdoors, you can use rotting meat and a sweetener, like sugar or honey. To do so indoors, you can also use honey, as well as overripe fruit. Sugar-containing foods are your best bet!

Here’s an informal link that might be a good starting point: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/c ... or%20honey.

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