The Victor Fly Magnet attracts and traps flies. The attractant lures them in, they can't escape and they drown. This patented non-poisonous bait, included with each trap, is the most effective bait on the market - it out-performs competitive products 20 to 1! For outdoor use. Safe around children, pets and the environment, these are ideal to use at your backyard party.
The Victor M382 is a gallon size container for trapping flies.
Yes it catches flies, but as other reviewers have mentioned the attractant gives off a bad smell. You also have to keep adding water from the original amount which makes it quite a task because of the smell and the amount of dead flies in the jug. But it does work, just follow the included directions that are included and place it a safe distance away if you are using it during an outdoor function.
These work incredibly well. People comment on the stink but it's no big deal. If you're a few feet away, you can't smell it. I even brought one in the house yesterday because the back door was open and a ton of flies got in the kitchen in about 3 minutes. The odor is no big deal. My problem with this product is that the replacement bait is expensive. I have 3 of the magnets and am now looking for more bait.
According to the manufacturer, the Victor Fly Magnet- M382 is to be used outdoors only. The idea behind it, is to lure them away from your home. The attractant lures them in, they can't escape and they drown.
We used to use the Victor Fly Magnet to control flies on our property. Is this still a good choice? Do we need to add anything else to the trap?
The Victor Fly Magnet - M382 is still a very popular product to control flies in outdoor areas. Since these traps already contain the fly attractant and lure, we would not recommended using any additonal ingredients to the trap.