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How To Make Your Own Fly Paper for Indoor Pests

Why You Need a Homemade Fly Trap

From running after flies with a fly swatter to buying fly killer sprays, there is a number of ways to deal with flies problems. However, one of the easiest and most preferred ways to steer clear of these annoying insects is to use a homemade fly trap. Here’s why!

1. Flies Needs to go!

The most obvious reason why you need a fly trap is that it can help you eliminate flies from your house. Flies are known to carry pathogens. While they don’t harm you physically, they are still extremely dangerous as they can bring harmful germs and bacteria inside your house.

The germs are transferred on contact. However, it gets worse when flies carrying germs buzz around your food or lands on it. This only increases the chance of germs and bacteria getting your bloodstream and making you sick. To prevent this from happening, it is essential to set a trap to catch and eliminate flies. It is even better when the trap is homemade!

2.  Easy to Make and Use

A homemade fly trap is easy to make and use. It will take you only a few minutes to make a DLY fly trap, which can be used for a long time. Also, you can place a homemade fly trap anywhere you want to enjoy your time without having to worry about flies.

3. No Harmful Chemicals

A wide variety of fly killer sprays and fly traps are available in the market that can be used as an alternative for a homemade fly killer. However, these products often contain heaps of dangerous chemicals. Naturally, using these products can cause health problems. For this reason, it is advisable to consider using a homemade fly trap.

4. No Allergic Reactions

Fly killer sprays and fly traps can cause allergic reactions in some people. Since they are made using tons of chemical, and potentially dangerous, ingredients, one can never be sure while using them. On the other hand, since homemade fly traps are free of toxic chemicals, they don’t cause allergic reactions.

5. Economical Option

Making your own fly trap is obviously an inexpensive option when it comes to catching flies. Keep in mind that, sometimes, flies just keep appearing even after you have sprayed the fly killer so you may have to spray it repeatedly. Also, products like fly killer sprays and traps can be costly and using them repeatedly throughout the day can easily take a toll on your wallet. Clearly, using a homemade fly trap is the more economical option. After all – who wants to spend money on flies!

6. Eco-Friendly

Homemade fly traps are surely a good and effective way to get rid of flies but one of the best things about DIY fly traps is that is they do not harm the environment in any way. While other alternatives like chemical spray killers release toxins into the environment, homemade fly traps are eco-friendly and can do the job without causing damage to the environment.



Paper Airplane Supplies

  • A few sets of instructions for making paper airplanes. You can get these from a book or download instructions from the internet (see recommended links below)
  • Copy paper. Thinner paper is easier for children to fold.
  • Markers (optional)
  • Scissors (optional)
  • A clear table

What food is toxic to raccoons?

There are a couple of foods that raccoons eat that are bad for them. Foods such as garlic and onions can cause anaemia in racoons. In addition foods such as macadamia nuts, raisins, chocolate are all foods that are toxic to raccoons. Healthwise, junk food is bad for raccoons.

Is Golden Malrin illegal?

The EPA-approved labels for Golden Malrin Fly Killer state that it is “for use around the outside of food processing areas.” In particular, the labeling warns that: “It is illegal to use this product with the intention to kill raccoons, skunks, opossums, coyotes, wolves, dogs, cats, or any other non-target species.”

Step 12:

Fold the wings down. Follow the dotted line. You’ll also be folding the neck and horns down along the same line.

Canard Paper Planes

Oak Difficult

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Willow Medium

How to Make the Willow Paper Airplane

Redwood Difficult

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Chestnut Medium

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Hickory Easy

How to Make the Hickory Paper Airplane

Flying Wings

Chinook Easy

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Typhoon Medium

How to Make the Typhoon Paper Airplane

Hurricane Medium

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Tornado Medium

How to Make the Tornado Paper Airplane

Monsoon Medium

How to Make the Monsoon Paper Airplane

Step Three: Iterate and Invent New Planes

Once that first airplane was complete, it was interesting to see where the kids took the project next. My daughter, a designer to the core, got busy decorating her plane with markers. Her friend, a tinkerer at heart who has a soft spot for Legos, began iterating on the design to improve it!

As we folded, he asked me questions like, “On your Eagle, how did you make the wing tips?” And then he proceeded to invent his own series of planes with pointed noses, flat noses, and wing tips.

When my daughter jumped in to help him, I commented that they were iterating. I actually said, “Hey you guys are iterating! Do you know that word? It means that you’re building a lot of planes to test new ideas and in order to figure out how to make it better. Can you say ‘iterate?’” And then of course, they obliged me.

I swear, the teacher thing will probably never leave my soul! Do you ever find yourself in that mode?

How To Make A Fly Trap With A Glass Or Jar

This method won’t leave gross fly paper hanging from every light fixture in your house—you can stick this trap somewhere inconspicuous.

What You Need

  • A drinking glass or jam jar
  • Plastic wrap
  • Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Dish soap
  • Rubber band or tape

How To Do It

  • Fill the jar with an inch or two of vinegar.
  • Mix in a few tablespoons of sugar.
  • Mix in several drops of dish soap.
  • Make sure that you can’t smell the soap in the solution.
  • If you can, add more of the other ingredients until the smell goes away.
  • Cover the glass with plastic wrap and fasten it with a rubber band or tape.
  • Poke small holes in the plastic wrap.
  • Place the trap where flies will find it.

Flies will be attracted to the smell of vinegar and sugar.

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Normally, they’d be able to land on or near the surface of the mixture and dine to their heart’s content—but the dish soap will make them break the surface tension of the solution, fall into the vinegar, and drown.

Questions Answers

Question: Is a boomerang paper airplane hard to make?

Answer: Most of the planes are fairly easy to make. The Paper Airplane Guy’s plane is the most challenging to fold, but not too difficult.

DIY Herbal Fly Repellent

If you don’t have too much time to make your own homemade flypaper or you are opposed to killing a fly, you might want to try making simple fly repellent with some herbs. All you need to do is fill a cheesecloth with crushed mint, bay leaves, or cloves and hang it by the door or outside. It will work as a natural fly repellent.



4 years ago

That’s a cute design, my neice would love this 🙂


Reply 4 years ago

Thanks Swansong! I hope she really enjoys it.