Gardening Articles: Care :: Pests & Problems

New Housefly Trap

by Charlie Nardozzi


There is nothing worse than having houseflies buzz against your windows in winter. The incessant buzzing sound is enough to drive you mad. Well, maybe they aren’t that bad, but if houseflies are a problem in your home, there’s a new, easy-to-use trap.

The usual way to control houseflies is with a yellow sticky tape trap or a fly swatter. Tape is unsightly to hang in a home and if you squish houseflies against the window with a fly swatter, it leaves a smear. The Window Fly Trap attaches to the window and not only traps the flies but also hides them from your view. The 4- by 7-inch plastic frame mounts inconspicuously with suction cups and holds an opaque, non-toxic card with an adhesive side that faces the glass. Flies crawl inside and stick to the adhesive, remaining out of sight from inside the room. An adhesive-free band at each end of the card lets you easily discard and replace it as needed.

For more information on this unobtrusive, effective housefly trap, go to: Lee Valley Tools.

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