Flies in Your House Can Drive You Crazy
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My Electronic Fly Trap
However, it did not work very well on my flies. I had it on the kitchen table and turned it on at night before I went to bed after other house lights were off. At my first morning bladder call, I'd shut the trap before the sun was up. Unfortunately, my husband got up after me and thought he should turn it on again, which opened the trap. I'm not sure it ever caught a fly for long. Their numbers did not seem to decrease.
I brought my vintage Stinger NOsquito Ma06 Indoor Insect Mosquito Bug UV Light Quiet Electronic Trap | eBay decades ago. I don't remember where. I did find one like mine on eBay, which you can see if you follow the link above.
Shopping for a Solution to My Fly ProblemFinally, I couldn't stand it anymore. I had to find a solution! I went to Walmart in search of fly paper, but they didn't have anything but sprays. I don't like poisons, especially spray poisons, anywhere I prepare or eat food. Rather than drive all over town, I checked Amazon. I found a description for Catchmaster Window Fly Traps.
These simple window traps got four to five-star reviews, depending on package size and seller. They were really cheap in comparison to the electronic zappers and light traps, some of which got much lower reviews. I figured I didn't have much to lose by trying the Catchmaster traps. They are very simple to use. They catch the flies that land on them with a very sticky surface that holds them in place. I keep my traps beneath the blinds that cover the windows.
How to Set the Catchmaster Window Fly Trap
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Here's how to prepare your traps:
- Open the package
- Pull out the trap
- Tear the narrow release strip off the trap
- Stick the trap in the corner of a window
- Be careful to put it where you won't need to touch it to open and shut the window
- Peel off the large release liner that faces toward you.
- Wait patiently for the flies to land
|Victims Trapped in My Kitchen Window. © B. Radisavljevic|
Perhaps I just put the Pic traps in bad places, but a fly had circled that bathroom about every time I'd walked in. The Pic traps got better reviews a couple of years ago, but more recent users say they aren't as sticky as they used to be and aren't catching flies as well anymore.
|God Designed the Very Best Fly Trap, © B. Radisavljevic|
Of course, there is the messiness factor, and one can't be too squeamish.
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