father used to tell me that "healthy competition is the
root of all good business"
We agree and we strongly encourage you to evaluate FliesBeGone
for yourself. The United States Armed Forces made real life comparisons
in Iraq and they're delighted with FliesBeGone
fly traps for their ease of use, economy and most importantly, proven
Our competitors run the gamut from dinky fly traps (see
our Dinky vs. Macho) that prove themselves expensive compared
to FliesBeGone, to glue strips, home-made
fly traps, UV zappers to spray misting systems. Keep in mind, these
are good products and their marketers are sincere. It's just that
some products ARE better than others. We happen to agree with 20
years of use on farms and the fly infested jungles of Africa, horse
ranches, and people like you around the world PLUS our soldiers
in Iraq that FliesBeGone is a superior
product. Here's a few competitors with a few comments: Click on
the links. It's fun to see all the frantic ideas out there when
the solution is really very simple: FliesBeGone!
We can't talk
about competition without mentioning our latest copy-cat Flies
Away. You've see the Ads. Billy Mays
(Bless him) is a GREAT pitchman. We've watched him for years with
great products. However, this Flies Away product fails terribly.
Remember what my dad said about "healthy compeition?"
Well, this one doesn't even get off the ground. Too bad. The biggest
fear we have is that it LOOKS exactly like our Flies Be Gone and
could give us a bad reputation. Here, read the Amazon.com Customer
Reviews and judge for yourself. Click
Here for Amazon reviews of Flies Away
Abatement Systems These are your classic paper
sticky strips we all know and love that get caught in your hair.
However, we recommend these for indoor use...nothing better!
The site also
offers Quick Strike™ Fly Abatement Strips
TOXIC Nithiazine which will make your children seriously
ill and KILL your pets! We DO NOT recommend this item.
Fly Here's just what we've been waiting for;
your designer spray-on, smelly, oily, sticky, fly repellent.
OK, it doesn't do all that but we've all tried repellents. They're
fun as you get to spray your guests arriving to your BBQ. I'd rather
have Silly String, thank you. It's interesting to note
the seller spends a whole page explaining product dangers!
I'm already alarmed and I have yet to buy the product!
and repellents force flies to lay their eggs elsewhere on your property
thus having NO effect on breaking the egglaying cycle as with FliesBeGone.
site doesn't allow copying of photos. Selfish for a retailer who needs
Be Gone fly trap Imitation
is the sincerest form of flattery. They named their product to sound
like FliesBeGone but is now called Rid-Max.
The site warned not to tear the screen as you insert your own bait!
They also tell how to clean out filthily flies so you can take the
trap on vacation (Yuck!). Nothing about how many flies it can catch,
nor an MSDS data sheet, or how effective the trap is. Some things
are best left unsaid, I suppose (remind me to call my copyright
attorney). Site was taken down soon after March 26, 2006 to be replaced
with one using our "Got Flies" promo line, product and
website colors (as you can see the product is about 98% wire mesh).
To bad they don't have any original thinking. Fly
Be Gone is now an air travel site.
By the way,
just imagine having a poisonous, rotting can of tuna for your children
and pets to get to. Besides being smelly and darn right ugly this
trap is a tragedy waiting to happen. Also their site implies their
trap is used by U.S Forces in Iraq. Our government inquiries came
Fly Control Systems An automated misting
system that is only good in confined spaces and with NO breeze or
wind. Cost? $640 to $900, not what I call a practical solution.
FliesBeGone gets the flies BEFORE they enter your enclosed spaces.
Again, they don't say how many flies it kills. I'm sure theys systems
work well, however do you really want to spray your family, pets
and horses with fly poison? I didn't think so.
We've had many
converts to FliesBeGone complain the mist ends up in their home
or offices making all exposed sick. We also hear concerns related
to the accumulated effects of the poison. It's important to note
the U.S. Armed Forces do NOT allow any type of mist or spray abatement
systems, and for good reason!
House Fly Trap NO
LONGER AVAILABLE This trap is cool! It works on visual
imagery, just like Walt Disney and Bambi. At $5 bucks a pop it will
capture "hundreds" of flies. I'll tell you what, make that
$15 bucks and one FliesBeGone fly trap and
KILL 20,000 flies and be done with it! (I'm waiting
for the smoke & mirrors trap).
product? It's a case of over kill with a $225.00 investment! (Here's
fly traps with balls!). The whole purpose of this gadget rests with
the fly-catching-glass-jar on top (I circled it in red).
Gads! The jar is about the size of our FliesBeGone
fly trap! WOW! This Rube
Goldberg device does exactly what FliesBeGone
does. If you're an Erector set fan like me when I was a kid in the
1950's this trap is for you!
So the question
now is: "How many FliesBeGone
fly traps can I buy for $225.00?"
Answer: 15 (fifteen)
FliesBeGone fly traps! That'll last you
15 months or typically 3yrs of FliesBeGone!
And no Tinker Toy to build, no heavy ball to manage (you have to
be kidding), no maintenance and no gadget for horses to knock over!
Beside, you can simply hang your FliesBeGone
with the already attached string on a nearby tree.
Insect Management People in bar management
should be experts in bar flies! But, seriously, I like
this product, however there's no mention of how many (bar?) flies
it will kill or if I can use it outside near my patio or animals
with any confidence. Unfortunately, UV lamp products are ineffective
outdoors while the sun is out.
The site offers
something called FlyWeb Glue Cards which goes back to the classic
sticky things. Great product for indoors. The only problem I've
ever had with the sticky papers is getting the flies to land on
them. Don't they have one with an attractant built in?
I offer you TWO final tests while evaluating fly trap
Look for pictures of the product in
use especially in sever high density fly areas such as Iraq. I maintain
there is NOT another fly trap site on the Internet with amazing evidence
pictures as Flied Be Gone. Every photograph was contributed to us
by the brave
men and women of our Armed Forces in Iraq.
2. Look for fly trap products that display the prestigious
NSN number similar to ours below. This number was awarded to FliesBeGone
by the U.S. Department of Defense after passing rigorous demands set
forth in actual, real-time, high demand, combat situations and environments
by their evaluators. That's direct testimony to the durability, ease
of use, economy AND, effectiveness of FliesBeGone
Billion Flies Can't Be Wrong!
Enjoy A Fly Free Summer!
Attn: Military and
Government Buyers :::::
FliesBeGone has been awarded the
US Department of Defense
prestigious NSN 3740-01-523-0708
We expected a lot
more competition but they've all gone away.
Maybe we'll get lucky tomorrow.