Evaluation of Neopeace®, Neopeace-F101®, and Malaysia Assurance Rats Glue® for Trapping Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in the Field
The potential of the fly adhesives Neopeace®, Neopeace-F101®, and Malaysia Assurance Rats Glue®, for trapping synanthropic lies, was studied in the field. The objective was to compare the efficiency of the 3 adhesives. A chicken farm in Tumbuk, Kuala Langat District, Selangor, 85 km from Kuala Lumpur, was selected as the study site. Twenty pieces of hardboard and 20 pieces of plastic were placed on the ground. Each surface was sprayed with color and impregnated with glue. Bait, chicken intestines, was placed on the center surface to attract houseflies. The numbers of houseflies trapped were counted after 2 hours. The results showed that all 3 glues trapped houseflies efficiently in the field. Malaysia Assurance Rats Glue® was the most efficient (p < 0.05). The most attractive color for houseflies was yellow (p < 0.05). Field comparisons of the surfaces demonstrated that hardboard outperformed plastic for trapping houseflies (p < 0.05). Neopeace® and Neopeace-F101® were equally efficient for attracting both sexes of housefly, while Malaysia Assurance Rats Glue® tended to attract females. The results indicated that all 3 types of glue could be recommended for use in a fly-control program.