Make Your Own Sticky Fly Paper

how to make your own fly paper
It's hard to keep a fly-free house during warmer weather. Instead of using harmful chemicals or pricey fly traps, you can make your own fly paper at home with household ingredients and materials. It's easy!
how to make your own fly paper
What you’ll need:
  • A paper grocery sack
  • Small pot
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • String
  • 1/4 cup each of honey, sugar and water
First, cut your paper bag in to 4″ strips and punch a hole in the end of each strip. Cut a piece of string for each paper strip and loop it around the hole.
how to make your own fly paper
Next, combine the honey, sugar and water in a stockpot and place over med high heat and cook until the mixture is well dissolved, then turn off the heat.
how to make your own fly paper
Dip each of your paper strips into the mixture, making sure to coat each of them very well.
how to make your own fly paper
Hang your strips up ‘to dry’ on another string. You’ll want to put something underneath them to catch the sticky drips that are sure to fall, like a piece of newspaper or a baking sheet. Leave them here until they’ve stopped dripping- about 30 minutes.
Now you’re ready to hang your fly strips! These guys are unbelievably sticky, so be careful to hang them out of the way (especially for youngsters or those with long hair!).

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