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Research Project: Development and Evaluation of a Collapsible House Fly Trap Based on Existing Designs with an Attractant System Based on Available Attractants

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

Project Number: 6036-32000-049-06-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 15, 2015
End Date: Jul 14, 2019

Develop an efficient and portable trap for house flies using available traps and attractants and the slow-release delivery system patented by the cooperator.

Trap and bait will be selected jointly by ARS and the Cooperator. Cooperator will formulate commercial baits so they can be used by the patented delivery system and will redesign a selected commercial trap so it is light-weight and collapsible. ARS will evaluate trap design and bait formulations for efficacy under semi-laboratory and field conditions.