View Full Version : Horse Pal fly trap?

Jul. 1, 2012, 11:19 AM
Anyone have one of these? It was recommended to me by the Fly Predator people for horse flies and green heads that have be torturing my poor horses.

Do you have it?

Does it work?

Is it worth the cost in your opinion?

Jul. 1, 2012, 11:59 AM
YES, totally worth the cost. I was hesitant spending the money on it, but it works.

I also bought 2 of the Rutgers traps, and they are not so good.

The Pal Fly trap catches about a dozen of those large brown nasty biters every day here as well as greenheads, even mosquitos and regular blackflies.
We had a nasty biter within 1/2hr after putting it up.
It has noticeably calmed down my horses. It's as if they know they are not the sole target anymore :cool:.

Whatever you catch won't breed.

The rutger traps weirdly enough do a good job at trapping stink bugs :lol:, but those don't bother my horses.

If they weren't so pricey I'd be tempted to be a 2nd one. That being said I got it in between my barn & field and seems that's were most flies hang out. So right there I don't need another one.

Jul. 1, 2012, 12:57 PM
I have two. Love them. If I think I'm not catching enough then I'll move them a few feet and we're back in business.
Yes, pricey, but this is my 3rd year with them, and I'm hoping they'll last for years to come.

Jul. 2, 2012, 02:13 PM
Epps is way better. i have two of the biting fly and they do catch some, the epps works much, much better. a bit more of a hassle putting together though.

Jul. 2, 2012, 02:49 PM
Do the epps have to mount on metal t-posts? How easy are they to move around? Do the epps use water to drown the flies, and does the fly soup stink?