Effectiveness of Homemade Fly Traps vs. Commercial Fly Traps


  • Kaitlyn Davidson Texas A&M University
  • Adrienne Brundage


There are many different traps that have been used to trap insects such as flies and can aide in providing evidence such as time of death of a decedent or narrow down a geographic region. This makes flies very important in the forensic science world. The use of different flytraps is also beneficial to the public when it comes to knowing which ones to use. Musca domestica (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Muscidae) is an extremely common species of fly and there are various types of fly traps available. In this study, the researchers tested the effectiveness of homemade fly traps versus commercial fly traps and found that commercial fly traps were more effective based on the results.