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Fly Trap Make your own fly traps or flypaper with ease

Flies in the home are a real pest, so have a look at the following ideas to make your own fly trap or fly paper...!

Fly trap
1/4 cup of. Vinegar
1/4 cup of. sugar

Put first 2 ingredients in and put enough water in a jar to make it about 1/2 full and punch a couple holes in the lid. Works great! Good for Patio's or barns

Fly paper recipe 1
The following will make a six 18inch strips of fly paper that will be irresistible to flies.
4 fl oz Golden Syrup
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and then place six 18 inch strips of brown paper in a flat container and cover them with the sticky mixture. Leave  them to soak overnight. Next day scrape off all the excess mixture make a little hole in one end and insert a string. Hang near open doorways and windows.

Flypaper recipe 2
To make your own flypaper, take a brown paper bag and cut it into small manageable strips. Using a quart of corn syrup and a quart of water, boil this mixture and then dunk your strip of paper into the mixture. Hang your strip using a thumb tac and you are on your way to collecting those little bugs in your home!

Warning. Watch where you hang these because I once got one tangled in my hair. NOT NICE...

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