What should I do if I find your trap on the ground? Is it dangerous?

Since McPhail traps are made of glass, they can break. If you find a trap that has fallen to the ground and is broken, please carefully pick up and dispose of the glass in the regular trash as you would with other broken glass. The fluid inside might have a strong odor from the yeast, but the material inside is harmless and can be hosed down with plain water. Panel, Jackson and Delta traps can be picked up and placed back into the tree by the homeowner or resident, although if you do so, please be sure to handle the trap carefully. Panel traps are very sticky, and the cotton wick inside the Jackson and Delta traps has a trace amount of a pesticide used to kill the fly, so please don’t touch them without gloves. You may also contact us and we will immediately make arrangements to rehang the trap.

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1. What’s that thing hanging in my tree/lawn/garden?
2. How was my house selected?
3. What if I don’t want a trap placed in my yard?
4. How long will the trap be here? Will you place traps on my property every year?
5. Will the person who places the trap go into my fenced yard?
6. Do Pest Detection Specialists wear uniforms while placing and servicing traps?
7. Will I be charged for the trapping on my property?
8. Do I have to do anything with the trap?
9. When will the traps be checked?
10. What happens if you find a target insect?
11. Will the traps attract other insects?
12. Do the traps affect the fruit?
13. What should I do if I find your trap on the ground? Is it dangerous?
14. Aren’t insects an important part of nature?
15. What can I do to help the pest detection trapping program?