Environmentally Friendly Disposal of EnviroSafe Fly Trap Contents: Tackling Odours 


EnviroSafe non-toxic fly traps are a boon for managing pesky flies without resorting to harmful chemicals. Over time, the contents do become a bit smelly, so the proper disposal of their contents is important to maintaining a fresh and odour-free living space. In this article, we delve into the art of eco-friendly disposal, with a focus on effective odour control.

To dispose of the contents of your fly traps while effectively controlling odours and minimising environmental impact, follow these simple steps:

Step 1. Gather essential items:

Grab a small shovel or trowel, a bucket of water with a dash of biodegradable dishwashing liquid in it and some rubber gloves. If you are disposing into your compost heap, some extra composting materials to go over the top will be helpful. If you find the smell too unpleasant, you can always cover your nose with scarf and use a dab of aromatic essential oils or perfume to help mask the odours while you work. 

Step 2. Select an appropriate location:

Choose an outdoor spot away from living and dining areas, such as a designated compost pile or patch of garden.

Step 3. Dig a hole:

In the designated area, use your spade or trowel to dig a hole about 30cm deep to prepare for the contents of the trap. 

Step 4. Empty the trap with care:

Now, with your bucket of water beside you, take your trap and remove the lid being careful not to spill the contents. If the trap needs water, you can dip it in the bucket and swirl to loosen up the flies, and then dump the contents in the hole. Quickly submerge the trap in the bucket of water and give it a good swish. You can then pour this water into the hole and backfill with soil and/or compost materials. Once well covered, there should be no noticeable smell.

Step 5. Thoroughly clean the trap:

Finish by sponging the trap with warm soapy water and rinsing well to remove any residue of detergent from the trap. This step sanitizes the trap and removes any lingering smells.

Water: The Unsung Hero of Disposal 

Having that bucket of water at the ready will make the disposal task so much easier. Why?

Water is a natural odour buster! Adding it to the mix tones down those less-than-pleasant smells that come with trap contents. And by giving your trap a good wash afterwards, you ensure it stays fresh and sparkling clean and ready to catch more flies with the next re-bait.

The water you add to the buried trap contents will aid the decomposition process, helping the organic material to rot down and return nutrients to the soil. It is a great way to be eco-smart and reduce waste.

Important tip! Don’t leave your trap too long before re-baiting. The longer you leave the trap out, the more decomposed and putrid the contents will become. We recommend clearing out the trap regularly – every 2 to 3 weeks at most. This will help keep smells to a more tolerable level.

So, there you have it! Keeping smells at bay while disposing of your fly trap contents isn’t just a bonus – it’s a game changer. Spending a little time preparing for the task by first preparing a hole in your garden or compost and teaming up with a bucket of water to kill off those smells means you can tackle disposing of your trap contents with confidence and at the same time give yourself a healthier environment, free of flies.

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