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Frequently Asked Insect Trap Questions
If you need insect trap help, you’ve come to the right place. See below for information on how to control pests.
Q: How do the TERRO® Fruit Fly Traps work to control fruit fly invasions?
A: All stages of a fruit fly infestation depend on moist organic debris to complete the fruit fly life cycle. The non-toxic, food based liquid in the TERRO® Fruit Fly Trap lures adult flies into the traps. Once the flies enter the trap, they cannot escape to continue breeding and multiplying.[back to top]
Q: The insects swarming around my house aren't attracted to the TERRO® Fruit Fly Trap I just purchased. Can you explain why?
A: Often a gnat, drain fly or other type of nuisance fly invasion is mistaken for a fruit fly invasion. As their name suggest, fruit flies are attracted to fruit - they're small, winged insects typically found around ripe produce in your kitchen, near garbage cans and open bottles of wine.
To determine what type of infestation you’re dealing with, simply place a TERRO® Fruit Fly trap near the area where the insects are swarming. If the flies aren’t attracted to the lure, you’re most likely not dealing with a fruit fly invasion.[back to top]
Q: Where can I purchase more lure for my TERRO® Fruit Fly Trap?
A: Individual bottles of TERRO® Fruit Fly Trap lure are not available for individual sale.[back to top]
Q: How long does it take to get rid of a fruit fly invasion?
A: The key to successfully controlling a fruit fly invasion is locating their breeding source and placing a TERRO® Fruit Fly trap nearby. Within a few days of placing the trap near a breeding source, you will see a significant decrease in the number of fruit flies.
It’s always a good idea to take some preventive measures and eliminate common breeding sources, such as overripe fruit and trash, whenever possible.[back to top]
Q: How do TERRO® Pantry Moth Traps work to get rid of moth invasions?
A: Our easy-to-use moth traps contain a powerful pheromone lure that attracts moths to the trap’s sticky surface where they get stuck and die.[back to top]
Q: How often should I replace my Pantry Moth Traps?
A: We recommend replacing the traps every 3 months or sooner if they become dusty or full of moths.[back to top]
Q: Is there anything I can do to prevent moth invasions?
A: Pantry moths – often referred to as grain, flour or meal moths - are attracted to whole grains, flour, cereal and dry pet food that are typically stored in kitchen pantries. Placing these types of dry foods in tightly sealed containers and keeping pantries clean and free of crumbs will help prevent moth infestations.
If an infestation does occur, discard all contaminated food and place TERRO® Pantry Moth Traps in areas where moths have been observed.[back to top]
Q: Are the TERRO® Spider & Insect Traps safe to use around kids and pets?
A: Absolutely! The Spider & Insect Traps are non-toxic and a great way to easily capture, spiders, scorpions, ants, cockroaches, crickets and other crawling insects without the use of chemicals. As the insects roam, they are captured by the trap’s sticky surface where they get stuck and die.[back to top]