The Best Indoor Fly Traps

Pesky flies are such a nuisance. We'll help rid your home of them with these top-rated, indoor-friendly traps that don't use insecticides or odors.

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Updated on April 11, 2024

Our Top Indoor Fly Trap Picks

There are few things more maddening than when a fly sneaks its way into your home. Rather than chasing around the pests with a swatter, we've found handy and clever traps that help keep your home (and sanity) insect-free.

Leave the sprays and chemicals behind. These fly traps don't use odors or insecticides to attract bugs, and they're safe to use in homes with children and pets. Keep scrolling to discover effective products you need now to eliminate the flies in your house.

Best Overall Fly Trap

$26.59
Amazon

Our favorite traps are those that hide flies away and allow you to clean them without touching any of the yuckiness. The Zevo Indoor Flying Insect Trap works by attracting flies with a mix of UV and blue LED lights, then the adhesive backing on the unit captures them without the use of chemical insecticides or odors. Use the plug-in traps wherever you need to keep flies at bay — entryways, enclosed patios, garages, kitchens or bathrooms.

Best Window Fly Trap

$12.99 (Pack of 30)
Amazon

Catch those pests with easy-to-apply window strips. These transparent traps use specially designed glue to catch the flies and blend right into the window so they can't be seen by you or the flies. Bonus: Once the strips are removed, they won't leave behind a sticky residue — your window stays clean. Plus, they're odorless, non-toxic and eco-friendly.

Best Fly Trap for Large Spaces

$42.99
Amazon

No zapping or buzzing here. The UV bulb in the Dynatrap FlyLight has a wavelength that attracts flying insects, and then the Sticky Tech Glue Card (three cards included) traps them discreetly behind the unit. Simply plug the trap into an outlet to cover up to 600 square feet.

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Best Sconce Fly Trap

$35.99
Target

Effective and efficient, this trap uses a UV light to lure in flying insects, silently capturing and killing them without a single popping noise. Each night, leave the sconce on as the only light to attract any insect that's found its way inside. The best part? The design keeps all the pests hidden from view.

Best Value Fly Trap

$2.24 (Pack of 10)
Walmart

For less than just $3, you can stop those annoying flies right in their tracks. The Raid Fly Ribbons are easy to use and feature no insecticides or chemical odors, making them safe around children and pets. Each sticky ribbon traps over 100 flies and can last up to three months. Best of all? The traps come pre-baited with a food-base lure, so all you have to do is assemble them and hang them wherever needed with the included thumbtacks.

Best Discreet Fly Trap

$17.99 $14.99
Amazon

Small but mighty, the Safer Home Indoor Fly Trap starts working immediately when plugged in and can be rotated to fit any indoor outlet. And, because the glue card isn't transparent, the trapped insects are hidden out of sight until disposal.

Best UV Fly Trap

$19.99 $17.49
Amazon

Keep your home insect-free with this electric plug-in trap that attracts and captures flying insects with UV light. The low-noise trap is free of chemicals and poisons, making it a safe addition to your home.

Best Blue-Light Fly Trap

$21.99 $19.99
Amazon

Like the other plug-in traps on our list, this fly trap uses light to attract flying insects. The 11-bulb blue light lures pests without the use of harmful chemicals. Once trapped, the bugs stay hidden on the back of the glue card. The discreet design takes up little space and protects rooms up to 400 square feet.

Best Fly Trap With Night Light

$19.99
Amazon

UVA light attracts flying insects such as flies, mosquitos and moths to the Mosalogic Flying Insect Trap and kills them without any noise. The trap features two light modes: smart mode and night mode. In smart mode, the machine will detect light to automatically turn it on and off, emitting a soft blue hue. In night mode, the light will stay on until turned off manually, emitting a soft yellow hue.

Best Fly Trap for Houseplants

$6.99 (Pack of 21)
Amazon

Rid your beloved houseplants of pesky flies, gnats, fruit flies and more with the Garsum Sticky Houseplant Traps. The petite stakes feature nontoxic and effective sticky strips that attract insects like a magnet. Simply assemble the stakes, peel apart the strips to expose the glue and insert the stakes into your potted plant. When the strips are full of bugs, remove them from the stakes and toss in the trash.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for fly traps to work?

Once you plug a light fly trap in or install a bait trap, they start working immediately.

Where should I place a fly trap?

Place your fly trap in insect hotspots, such as near exterior doors, houseplants and pet areas. Kitchens can also be a hotspot, but you'll probably want to keep the trap away from areas where you're eating. If using sticky tapes, be sure they're out of reach of pets.

Do fly traps attract more flies?

Fly traps are designed to bait flies to them, so it's possible they can attract additional flies. Be smart with your placement of the trap to keep flies away from areas you don't want them.

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