What other types of fly are caught by tsetse traps?

tsetse traps are designed to attract tsetse flies, but may catch some other insects as well.

For example, tsetse traps also catch large numbers of:-

  • Stable flies
  • Horse flies
  • Non-biting muscids

These are all nuisance pests of livestock. Some of them also transmit diseases. Stomoxys transmits gall sickness for instance. However, traps and targets do not attract these species in sufficient numbers to have a significant effect on their numbers.