In many biophysical and biochemical experiments one observes the decay of some ligand population by an appropriate system of traps. We analyse this decay for a one-dimensional system of radomly distributed traps, and show that one can distinguish three different regimes. The decay starts with a fractional exponential of the form exp[− (t/t0)1/2], which changes into a fractional exponential of the form exp[− (t/t1)1/3] for long times, which in its turn changes into a pure exponential time dependence, i.e. exp[−t/t2] for very long times. With these three regimes, we associate three time scales, related to the average trap density and the diffusion constant characterizing the motion of the ligands.