How It Works Nuisance flies are drawn to the strip by a triple-action attractant. After flies locate the device, they explore the surface, and then begin feeding. Flies die within seconds after they begin feeding. Tips QuikStrike strips can be placed in any position. When attaching to surfaces, fix the station to prevent it from blowing in the wind. Flies don't like to land on moving surfaces. Try to place QuikStrike in protected areas, since moisture and sunlight can reduce the residual length. To create a protected location, place the product inside a tall, inverted, five-gallon bucket with three sides removed. Place QuikStrike near the ground where flies feed. Placement higher than three feet is not recommended, since flies at this level are resting and not feeding. QuikStrike works best in medium-to-high fly populations. In low populations, it might appear as though flies are not being controlled.