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 small section of banana peel underneath it.
These [easyazon_link identifier=”B013TG83Y6″ locale=”US” tag=”tapeauth-20″]fly catcher ribbons[/easyazon_link] are great for getting rid of Fruit Flies.
The product is really easy to use you just hang the tape where the flies are an issue and you don’t need to be breathing in dangerous fumes. Each strip will catch a ton of flies.
If you have a feeding area for your cats that can attract a lot of flies. Putting the fly paper near to that area can help a lot.
Fly Tape for Gnats
The best product we have found for getting rid of pesky gnats is not strictly a tape. [easyazon_link identifier=”B01LFA076K” locale=”US” tag=”tapeauth-20″]Houseplant Sticky Stakes[/easyazon_link] is so good though that we have to recommend it over some of the fly tapes out there.
The sticky squares are quite small. Approximately 1 inch by 2 inches.
They are a bit too small to use outside. A lot of people use them for inside houseplant pots.
How to Make Your Own Fly Tape
In a worse case scenario you can even make your own fly tape. This site will show you how to make your own out of honey, sugar and a few other household items.
Have you had any luck with other types of flypaper?