Grand Award

3rd Place

Don't Eat Flies

Chemical and Material Sciences
Riley Northrup

Desire Kirchofer

"My project is about making four homemade fly traps, each with different baits, and comparing them to a store-bought fly trap to see which one catches the most flies. I chose this project because I wanted to see if a store bought trap containing a sticky substance is more effective at catching flies than the four baits I chose for my homemade traps. The goal was to see if I could use liquid baits commonly found at home to make a more cost effective and efficient trap for flies which may carry diseases into homes and buildings. The results indicated that the maple syrup trap was the most effective overall."

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