Cleveland Fly Trap†

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United Press Photo 7th August 1952

When summer hordes of flies moved into the area near his Cleveland home, 65 year old Milliam Simunek remembered the small screen fly traps that were once sold to cope with such insect invasions.  As part of a hobby Simunek built a large one and it worked.  Here, Simunek shows the construction of his trap.  A three inch layer of dead flies covers the bottom of the cage.  Note corn cobbs which are placed under the cage as bait.  When the flies fly up into the narrow cone in the centre they go through a tiny opening and are trapped in the large screen cage.