Each fly machine has the ability to capture around 70,000 flies.
The fly gets attracted to an herbal substance installed in the machine after which it dies due to the smell and falls in a plastic bag attached to the machine.
Geeta Gawli, Health Committee chairman said, “These machines are being used as part of the pilot project at a dumping ground. If the results are positive, similar machines will be installed at fish markets, hospitals, dumping ground and vegetable markets.”
It is a one-time use
machine and will cost the BMC Rs 330 per machine.
The machines will be installed near dustbins in the hospitals and other places where generally flies are found in large numbers. The BMC will also ask roadside hawkers selling eatables to use these