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The Best Flytraps for Getting Rid of Annoying Pests

A woman hanging a flytrap bag on fence post by horse barn.

There are few things worse than being attacked by a swarm of bugs. Especially in the summertime when you want to get some chores done outside, cook some good food, or hang out with family. Below, we have gathered together the best flytraps to keep not only your yard but your whole home clean and bug-free.

What to Consider When Purchasing Flytraps

Are all flytraps the same? Does it really matter which one I buy? Technically yes and technically no. All flytraps are designed to help keep flies and sometimes other bugs away from you by trapping them in some kind of mechanism. However, certain flytraps work better than others for certain instances:

  • Size: If you are trying to get rid of flies outside in areas such as a barn, a heavy-duty flytrap will be best. If you are worried about inside or around the yard, a smaller trap will probably work just fine.
  • Type: From hanging to electric to sticky to bags, there is no shortage of different types of flytraps. Some are minimal with little to no chemicals, like some sticky traps, making them safe for use in close proximity. Others will give you a no-touch option, while others are equipped for heavy-duty fly trapping, such as an electric device or bags.
  • Indoor vs. Outdoor: Not all flytraps can be used just anywhere. Some have a terrible smell and should not be used indoors. Others are specially designed to only work indoors. Carefully read a product description before purchase to make sure the flytrap will work where and in the way you intend.

Top Choice: PIC Sticky Fly Ribbons

A flytrap ribbon rolled in a blue and yellow cardboard container.

Available in packs up to 120, these sticky flytraps are great just about anywhere, including barns, garages, even food areas. This product features a formula that contains no chemicals or poisons, which means no pollution, fumes, or chemical odor. The ribbons are easy to use, as you simply hang the ribbon in the desired area and wait for the flies to come. These traps are sticky on both sides that both attract and hold flies to the surface. The long ribbons can also catch a range of other insects, from gnats to flies to mosquitoes.

Best Heavy Duty: RESCUE! Big Bag Fly Trap

A bag flytrap on white background.

This bag is specially made for outdoor areas that experience heavy fly problems such as barns, stables, and backyards, as it can catch and hold up to 40,000 flies. Using a water-soluble bait that flies find irresistible, this trap attracts flies through the cap of the trap and down into the water. When installing this trap, be sure to hang it at least 20 feet from any living areas and only hang it outdoors as the smell is great only for attracting flies.

Best Heavy-Duty

RESCUE! Big Bag Fly Trap – Disposable, Outdoor Use

Able to attract and hold up 40,000 flies, these traps are easy to set up and use outdoors in heavy fly areas.

Best Electric: FENUN Fly Traps

A black electric flytrap with a purple light on top.

Designed to work best in a dark, closed room, this mosquito trap is not intended for outdoor use but can be used anywhere in the home. Using only 5 watts of power, this trap offers a “catching” and a “light” button with seven different wavelengths that automatically switch every 15 minutes to attract and catch insects. This device’s unique design allows it to be chemical-free, non-toxic, odorless, and noiseless, making this a flytrap that you can feel good using around your family. A high-powered fan keeps bugs from escaping once they enter and a sticky tray (that is easily removed and changed when full) keeps them in place and away from you and your family.

Best Electric

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Automatically changing wavelengths attract multiple kinds of bugs, and high-powered fans keep them inside.

Best for Houseplants: Safer Brand Houseplant Sticky Stakes

A plant-like flytrap with a green stick and yellow leaves.
Safer Brand

Designed to be used with both indoor and outdoor potted plants, these stakes attract a variety of pesky bugs — whiteflies, fungus gnats, thrips, blackflies, fruit flies, and more. This product uses a poison-free and pesticide-free formula that draws the little pests in. Made to resemble the look of a real plant, the brightly colored yellow leaves and hidden glue keep any pests from coming back. Coming with seven stakes, they can be easily tossed in the trash when full and swiftly replaced.

Best Reusable: Victor Fly Magnet 1-Quart Reusable Trap with Bait

Three flytraps with lantern-style lids

Forget continuously replacing traps — just replace the bait! These traps are made and designed to be convenient and easy to use for outdoor areas and can trap a range of nasty flies. The bait is non-poisonous and effective at drawing flies in and trapping them inside the container. When full, the bait can be disposed of, and you can simply reattach fresh bait.

Best Reusable

Victor M380 Fly Magnet 1-Quart Reusable Trap With Bait (3 Pack)

Easy to replace without making a mess, the bait is effective at trapping a range of fly species.

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Alesha Billie is a momma to three kiddos (unless we count the furry ones) who has been writing and researching for over 15 years. After a start as a romance ghostwriter, she's written countless full-length novels in addition to articles, blog posts, advertorials, memoirs, and eBooks. Read Full Bio »
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