Summer is coming and the flies are already on their way. Every year, it's the same story, the weather improves, the windows and doors get opened and these unwanted guests fly in without an invitation. So how do we avoid wasting hours chasing around the house with rolled up paper or an old sneaker trying to catch the little terrors?
Fly swatters have been on the market since the early 1900's, the waffle grid design means they glide through the air, friction free. These last century fly killers are effective, BUT you shouldn't have to waste time chasing after flies, nowadays there are traps that protect you from flying insects effortlessly.
Hanging Fly Strips
For a low cost, cheap and simple solution, fly strips are a step above the swatter. They can be hung from the ceiling to trap flies fast.
These sticky fly killers use super sticky glue, and a fly attractant scent to lure pesky house flies onto their catching surface. When a fly lands to investigate the smell, they instantly stick to the trap, which eliminates the problem.
More recently, the mains powered traps that have been common in restaurants for years, have made their way to the home consumer market.
Most of the home fly traps use charged metal grids and UV lighting to attract and zap flying insects. It's an effective combination, but the sound of a fly getting fried (although oddly satisfying) can disturb a peaceful evening.