Protecting your animals is always a top priority. Part of this includes defending against nasty pests that can harm your animals is important too, and that’s where the Epps Biting Fly Traps can help out.
The Epps Biting Fly Trap is an excellent solution that’s easy to maintain because of its innovative design that captures and kills biting flies by the thousands. It has the added benefit of avoiding dangerous chemicals that pose a threat to you, your animals, and your land.
In this post, we’ll go over exactly what biting flies are and the many risks they pose to your animals. Then we’ll dive deep into ways to deal with them, including everything you need to know about the Epps Biting Fly Traps.
What Are Biting Flies?
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Biting flies are pests that feed on animals by biting and sucking blood directly from live animals. You are likely already too familiar with some of their names, such as mosquitos, black flies, sandflies, horseflies, and deer flies.
Horseflies are particularly worrisome for many animals due to their large size and ability to rapidly reproduce. At times, horseflies can grow to be more than 1 inch (3 centimeters) in length.
The worst part about horseflies is that they are the most difficult to control of all the blood-sucking flies. That’s in part because they land on animals, including horses, only for a short time. Even if you cover your animals in strong insecticides, the short exposure time of horseflies means they don’t receive sufficient insecticide and can continue harassing your animals.
Do I Need a Biting Fly Trap to Protect My Animals?
Protecting your animals from biting flies is vital for two reasons. First, their bites are painful, and second, they can carry diseases.
Biting flies can cause pain, inflammation, and reactive behavior. The horsefly has a scissor-like mandible that cuts right through the skin. Their mouths are lined with hooks to help maintain the bite so the horsefly can draw blood for an extended period. This pain can lead to itchiness, swelling, and bruising, plus your animals may injure themselves attempting to get away from horseflies.
Most importantly, horseflies carry equine infectious anemia. You might know this as swamp fever. It is a life-threatening disease for horses and can cause fevers, hemorrhaging, and general illness. They can also carry other bloodborne diseases, which include anthrax, anaplasmosis, and tularemia.
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Biting flies are not easy to extinguish because they rapidly reproduce in large quantities. A single female can produce five to six batches of eggs in her short four-week lifespan, which contain between 100 and 1,000 eggs! They’re most common in swampy areas.
Using insecticides is one way people protect their horses and other animals from biting flies. But these are often made with harmful chemicals, can be costly, and need to be reapplied regularly.
Flytraps are another option for getting rid of horseflies. The most basic of these traps can be simple sticky pieces of paper you hang around. Others use single-use bags filled with baits to collect the flies. However, these solutions aren’t very effective and can be tedious to use.
The Epps Biting Fly Trap is one of the best solutions for biting flies. The ingenious design tricks a variety of biting flies and traps them by the hundreds. Best of all, they’re constructed with a reusable structure and only require soap and water.
Once you install an Epps Biting Fly Trap, you’ll witness its incredible ability to trap and collect the biting flies. The dead flies will accumulate in your Epp Fly Trap, and you’ll be removing large batches of them in a short time.
What Does an Epps Biting Fly Trap Catch?
Horseline Products is the maker of Epps Biting Fly Traps, and they have been part of the equine community for more than 15 years. They understand the need to protect your beloved animals and have created the ultimate solution for dealing with biting flies.
The Epps Biting Fly Trap kills a wide variety of biting flies, including horseflies, stable flies, bull flies, deer flies, green flies, yellow heads, and more. Simply put, they have you well covered against biting flies of all types, all without using harmful chemicals or messy baits.
How Does an Epps Biting Fly Trap Work?
The design of the Epps Biting Fly Trap is unique and ingenious. They use the biting fly’s instinctual behavior against them to trap and kill them efficiently and in large numbers. The biting flies never know what hit them until it’s too late.
These flies are drawn to large, dark objects which contrast to the ground below, like horses and cows. After finding their target, they circle it to spot a place to land in hopes of biting and feeding on their blood.
The Epps Biting Fly Trap mimics the look of a horse or cow with a large, dark box-like design. That attracts the biting flies, which attempt to get close to bite what they believe is a blood-filled animal.
Instead of finding a new blood source, they’re caught off guard by transparent deflectors. The flies smack into these deflectors and land in trays of soapy water, which they cannot escape. Here they die and collect. The trays are large, so they can collect 1,000 or more flies, sometimes in a single day!
Installation of an Epps Biting Fly Trap is straightforward, and Horseline Products has created a short installation video to make sure you can install it without breaking a sweat.
How Many Epps Traps Do I Need?
Epp Biting Fly Traps are designed to protect up to 40 acres. If you have a serious biting fly problem, then multiple traps can be used. Using more than one trap close to each other does not decrease their effectiveness.
For large areas of more than 40 acres, you’ll want to use at least one Epps Biting Fly Trap for every 40 acres.
What Maintenance is Required?
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One of the best parts about Epps Biting Fly Traps (besides the ability to kill unwanted pests) is the ease of maintaining them. The only thing you have to do is regularly empty the traps as they fill up with biting flies.
You’ll empty the dead flies, then simply add a bit more water and soap, and replace the trays into the trap. If you notice a decrease in the effectiveness, you might want to adjust the deflectors or choose a different location.
If you have a serious problem with biting flies, then you might have to empty the tray more often when you first install them. Which is a great thing. It means that your Epps Biting Fly Trap is working well and killing flies by the thousands. More commonly, the traps require emptying about 2 or 3 times per week.
The transparent deflectors are designed to be replaced every two years. This helps maintain their transparent quality so they can continue to trick the harmful flies. The replacement deflector sheets are affordable and can be used with your existing Epps Biting Fly Trap.
Is the Epps Biting Fly Trap Necessary?
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Protecting your horses, cows, and other animals against biting flies is very important. These pests can cause a lot of problems when they bite including inflammation, bruising, and worst of all, potentially fatal bloodborne diseases such as swamp fever.
Thankfully, the Epps Biting Fly Trap is here to help. After a one-time installation, these amazing devices will protect up to 40 acres by tricking biting flies into attacking them instead of your animals. The Epps Biting Fly Traps will kill and collect many different species of biting flies and are a breeze to maintain, all without using harmful chemicals.
If you are serious about protecting your animals, you need to order an Epps Biting Fly Trap today.
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