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BTLowry 07-02-2022 11:14 AM

Deer/sand fly trap
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We have these things bad. Every time you get on 4wheeler or tractor they are bombarding and biting you.
I tried a few different things with minimal results, then I found this video and it led to a few more.

So I combined a few things, 1/2 gal milk jug, cheap blue spray paint, fiberglass rod I had (small dowel stick would work too) and some Tanglefoot insect barrier

Put it all together and made a trip to the back of the place and back. I mounted it on the back rack, slightly higher than my head. When I got back to the house I had 26 of the little biting devils stuck to the jug ;)b
I think I had one light on the back of my head

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I would say it worked good.
I have less than $15 invested and that is paint and Tanglefoot which will make many, many more of these traps

So if you are tired of getting bit by these little yellow devils at the deer lease or house this works

Gunfish 07-02-2022 11:25 AM

Thanks! I'll give it a shot.

Greenheadless 07-02-2022 11:28 AM


Thanks. Tagged.

Pstraw 07-02-2022 12:49 PM

I'm trying this as I despise these flies. They tend to use exposed skin as a landing strip and feeding ground.

Were you able to find the Tanglefoot locally or have to order it? Spray on or brush?

BTLowry 07-02-2022 01:34 PM

Local ACE Hardware had the brush on. Comes in a can like PVC glue comes in ~$8

Unless I am wearing a straw hat they like to bite me right on back of the head :mad:

Pstraw 07-02-2022 01:51 PM


Texas Grown 07-03-2022 04:33 PM

Thanks for post-n this Bryan. :)

CabezaBlanca 07-03-2022 04:36 PM

Those things are the devil!

darralld 08-03-2022 11:07 AM

Does the blue color attract them?

Dusty Britches 08-03-2022 12:34 PM

That's pretty slick. I wonder if it works in the spring on buffalo gnats.

BTLowry 08-03-2022 09:25 PM


Originally Posted by darralld (Post 16330318)
Does the blue color attract them?

Apparently so
It was covered up in them and I threw it out last week
I have a white one I need to put the tanglefoot on and try to get a comparison


Originally Posted by Dusty Britches (Post 16330449)
That's pretty slick. I wonder if it works in the spring on buffalo gnats.

I don't know but it would be worth a try

manwitaplan 08-05-2022 03:01 AM

Awesome! First time i am seeing a solution. Love TBH braintrust

EarleyBird 08-05-2022 08:09 AM


bfree 08-25-2022 08:17 PM

nice one, going to try this..

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