Victor® Fly Ribbon is the #1 fly ribbon on the market! Consumers appreciate its ability to control flies, mosquitoes and other flying insects without the use of poisons or vapors. And to top it off, it's a no mess, no fuss fly trap (no baiting needed!)
We have three horses and despite meticulously kept stalls and paddocks, we still have the fly problem from hell. Living in the high desert, it's not uncommon for anywhere that has ANY source of water and warm, moving flesh to be inundated. We bought a trap that smells like a rotting carcass that is kept about 50 feet from the barn, and it does work, but these fly strips have been AMAZING. We hang them in the eaves of the roof in each horse's area and they fill up pretty quickly. We've noticed a marked difference in the number of flies -- it's probably about a quarter of what it was before the strips. They're not pretty and they're pretty archaic, but I love the fact that we're not poisoning the area our horses are living in.
Review Posted on Amazon.comMarch 23, 2011
This works well, I'd recommend it. It's not a miracle worker and you should try to do your best to eliminate whatever is attracting the flies in the first place.
Review Posted on Amazon.comJuly 14, 2010
Reviewer: D. Norris
We have a barn with six horses and our barn was about to fly away. Had tried fly sprays, fly predators, etc. etc. so out of desperation decided to try the sticky catchers. Within 24 hours 8 ribbons were full! Didn't have the problem of tearing that other users described....you just can't get in a hurry when unrolling and it helps if the traps are warm. Excellent product and we like the fact that they are safe. Horses are happy too.
Review Posted on Amazon.comSeptember 30, 2009
It caught six gnats even before I could hang it up. The only downsides are 1) not very attractive and 2) don't let it touch anything, because it will stick to everything.
Review Posted on Amazon.comJuly 29, 2011
I was at my wit's end with the spontaneous fly "situation" that has developed in my place. As a) I live indoors; and b) I have pets, I wanted a solution that was non-toxic and non-horrifically-stinky. I found the answer with these Victor fly ribbons, which even come packaged with a thumbtack for you to use to fasten them to the ceiling.The fly ribbons are ugly as sin--more so when dotted with flies--but they really do work well. I've had great luck trapping both fruit flies and "larger" flies alike. Be careful to avoid touching the sticky ribbon with your hands, as it takes some effort to wash off the goo.
Review Posted on Amazon.comJune 22, 2010
I have four small children who just can't seem to get the concept of shutting a door. Consequently, our house fills with flies and gnats in the summertime. I bought a pack of these at our grocery store and have used them with very good success. I find them easy to install - no ripping (once you know to stop pulling when you get to the end). The tacks work well to hold them in place. They are messy - there's no way you won't get at least a little gooey when installing these.Once installed, these things just catch flying insects. I have one near the door right now with about 25 flies stuck to it. Very effective.My oldest was trying to get something over the sink one day and got stuck to one of these (thankfully a freshly installed one), which was my last one in the pack. So off to the store I went. I looked in 4 different stores and couldn't find these again. So my wife bought a different kind. After 5 days, not a single fly was caught. I finally decided to order these from Amazon and pay the shipping.I docked one star because they could be a little more attractive - kind of ugly hanging there in the living room and kitchen.Get them, they work.
Ribbon Continues to TwistMay 09, 2013
I have used the Fly Catcher ribbon for years and realize it does not attract flies, the flies simply land on it. I have been pleased with the product in the past, but this year the ribbon continues to twist up regardless of what I do to straighten it. If the product has changed in some way, please return it to the way it was. Thanks! RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST MAY 14, 2013 Dear Dave, Thank you for taking the time to submit your online review of the Victor® Fly Ribbon (model M510). We appreciate your feedback and have shared these comments with our Product Development Team for use in our quality control. In the meantime, we wanted to touch base with you. We would like to learn more about your experience and offer additional support. Please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional support. We look forward to hearing from you and being able to work with you to make this right. Best Regards,SusanConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
Not enoughJune 19, 2013
I hung the ribbon in the kitchen by the window.Of the about 10 flies present none was caught the first day and only two the second day. Then I coaxed them out through the door during the third day while no more were caught on the strip.Do you think your Indoor Box Trap is worth a try in this situation? Does it smell? RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST JUNE 20, 2013 Thank you for submitting an online review! We are sorry you did not see results as anticipated using the Victor® Fly Ribbon (model M510). From your description it sounds like there may have been an issue with the adhesive on the ribbon. Our products are covered under a one year warranty and we will gladly work with you to make this right. As an alternative the Victor® Poison-Free® Indoor Fly Trap may work well for you. This trap is odorless and is designed with three dimensional patterns and colors that are highly attractive to flies. For best results place the trap in a brightly lit area as flies are attracted to light. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-855-767-4264 for additional support. Best Regards,LizConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
STILL a DEATH TRAPAugust 04, 2012
I noticed the comment in February 2012 saying two birds were caught in the fly trap and had an awful death and the person asking for a warning on the label, and your reply that you would look into it. Well its August now and my little cat got caught in it this morning and I had to cut her out and rush her to the ER to get the glue off her before she ingested it all. How is that label coming along? You are AWFUL people that do not care about the lives of any animals. RESPONSE FROM VICTOR PEST AUGUST 06, 2012 Thank you for taking the time to submit an online review of the Victor® Fly Ribbon (model M510). We are sorry to hear about the difficulties that you experienced with the product. Your feedback is appreciated and has been forwarded to our Product Development Team. I can assure you that we do care about animals and do not like to see any harm come to them. We would like to learn more about your specific experiences. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) so that we can discuss this further with you. We look forward to hearing from you. Best regards,SusanConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
worthless fly tapeMarch 08, 2012
Comparing this to black flag it is worthless. I just wasted money on three packs of the Victor. I thought it would be good because of the Victor name. I'm watching flies land on it and take off again. I bought this yesterday at The Home Depot. Went to Kroger today and bought a bunch of Raid brand. The Victor has about a dozen flys and the black flag is coated with them. RESPONSE FROM SAFERBRAND April 17, 2012 Dear Curt, Thank you for your online review! We are sorry you had a poor experience using Victor® Fly Ribbon. From your description there sounds like there was an issue with the glue adhesive on your traps. Normally the adhesive is very strong and does not allow for flies to escape. Sometimes if these traps are exposed to extreme cold or hot temperatures it can adversely affect the stickiness of the trap. We would like to send you a replacement so you are completely satisfied with our product. Please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264). We will gladly replace your Fly Ribbon. We look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely,LizConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
DEATH TRAPDecember 08, 2011
No where on the pull down tube fly catcher is a warning. The warning should be WILL ALSO TRAP BIRDS. Two poor little birds had a slow & painful death. RESPONSE FROM SAFERBRAND FEBRUARY 29, 2012 Thank you for taking the time to submit an online review for the Victor® Fly Ribbon (Model M510). We appreciate your feedback and apologize about your unpleasant experience. Our intent for this product is to trap flies but unfortunately in rare occasions, other animals may end up caught in the glue. Your suggestions for the warning label have been forwarded to our product development team for review. One of our sister companies is Perky-Pet® bird feeders and we can assure you we love birds and would never want to see them harmed. It is important for us to understand the trouble you experienced in detail. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we can help. We look forward to working with you! We look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely,LizConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
Victor Fly CatcherAugust 18, 2011
I bought the fly catcher this past weekend thinking it would solve the fly problem. We had many guests and our doors were opened and closed many times. I hung them beside the door and guess what? They didn't catch one fly. What a waste of money! RESPONSE FROM SAFERBRAND AUGUST 21, 2011 Dear Josie,Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are sorry you were not happy with your fly catchers. Please keep in mind if there was significant traffic coming in and out of the door, the flies will not fly onto the traps due to the movement. Traps should have been placed further away to lure the flies to the trap. We are certain if you relocate your Victor® Fly Ribbon you will see much better results.If you have questions our Consumer Relations Team is available at 1-800-800-1819, opt 1 to assist you. Best regards,LizConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation