The Effectiveness of Different Brands of Fly Strips on Capturing Musca domestica Specimens in the College Station Area


  • Konner Carnahan Texas A&M University
  • Javier Pellicani


Different brands of fly strips were tested in order to determine which was most effective is capturing specimen of Musca domestica. Five brands of fly traps were placed in two locations for one week per trial for a total of three trials. At the end of each week the number of specimen captured were counted and recorded. The results showed that the brand Quick Strike was most effective in capturing specimen of Musca domestica, and the brand Safer was least effective.


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