Articles Categorized in: General Advice

Where to Buy Flypaper (Fly Tape)? (And tips on gnats and fruit flies)

Flypaper (aka fly ribbon or fly tape) is a ingenious invention that through extreme sticky adhesive, and occasionally a bit of poison, traps flies upon landing. We all know flies are attracted to smelly things. The coating of the tape, or paper, is very attractive to them. Fly Tape for Fruit Flies The best way to get rid of fruit flies is to have a roll of fly paper in a corner. For added attraction you can always put a...
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What Tape is Used for Golf Grips?

One of the most ignored parts of a golf club is the grip. Even though we don’t think about it much, the grip is one of the most important parts of a club. If your grips need replacing there is no doubt that your swing will be affected. When it comes to regripping your Golf Clubs there there is a tried and proven method of doing so. Over time grips will wear out. Having fresh grips can make a marked...
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How to Tape Your Hamstring with KT Tape

Most of us have pulled a hamstring at one time or another. It is a very common injury. To tape an injured hamstring is not difficult and can be done in just a few minutes. The best tape to use for taping a hamstring injury is . Image: Flickr If you would prefer to watch the video instructions here it is: How to tape your hamstring Lie on your back and place your foot up against a wall Tear off...
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How to Stop Snoring by Taping Your Mouth Shut

For those of you that snore as much as I do, it can cause problems for the poor people that try to sleep around you. One method that can get good results is the taping of the mouth, to encourage nasal breathing. By breathing through the nose the likelihood of snoring is greatly reduced. Image: Flickr There are a number of health benefits related to breathing through the nose including: Less exertion Better brain function Lower heart rate Shorter recovery...
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How to use Adhesive Tape Effectively to Cover Tattoos

Most people know that tattoos are permanent. It is fair to say that some don’t understand the full consequences of this fact. This is the reason why the number of people trying to cover up tattoos is just as big as the number of people looking to get tattoos. Dress code rules, workplace regulations or the need for privacy are some of the reasons why tattoo recipients find themselves needing to cover up their tattoos. Other reasons include the fear...
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How to Tape your Nipples (and What Kind of Tape to Use)

Whether you are running a marathon, or simply heading out for the night, it can be a very sensible idea to tape up your nipples. Some tapes are not ideal for this sensitive area of the body. Let’s talk about which kinds of tape you can use, and the best way to tape them up. How to tape your nipples for running Why should you tape your nipples when running? If you have ever experienced the pain of a chaffed...
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Can You Duct Tape Your Moustache (Remove upper lip hair)?

Having hair on your upper lip can be very embarrassing, especially if you are female. It may seem like an easy fix to simply grab a length of duct tape and put it on your top lip. As much as we love duct tape, and are fans of it’s many uses, using it to wax your top lip should not be one of them. Image: Flickr The best thing to use is a depilatory (hair removal) cream. One of the...
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How to Tape up Your Knee and Which Kind of Tape to Use

If you have a sore knee then it can help a lot to tape it up with sports tape. This can make it less painful if you are planning on running. Or help an injury heal. The tape we recommend for strapping and taping up knees is Kinesiology Tape (KT Tape). Image: Flickr How to Tape up your Knee Ensure the knee and surrounding area is shaved and free of body hair. Cut a piece of tape approximately 6 inches...
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How To Tape Your Groin With KT Tape (And Where to Buy it)

There are certain sports that are notorious for groin strains. For myself it is softball. For others it can be soccer, hockey or football. What exactly is a groin strain? If you have pain along the inner thigh it is likely that you have a groin strain. A groin strain can happen in sports where sudden movement or change of direction happens. Image: Flickr It is caused by a tear or rupture to one of the adductor muscles. For immediate...
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Is Duct Tape Safe for Aquariums? (and Fish)

It can be tempting to repair an aquarium with Duct tape. Although it may seem like a quick fix, the real question is.. how will affect the fish living in that aquarium? The short answer is no you should not use duct tape in, or around your aquarium. You are better off using an . Image: Flickr How does Duct Tape Affect Fish Here’s the thing, there have not been any actual studies done showing how duct tape will hurt...
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