Yellow Sticky Traps for White Flies, Aphids, Fungus Gnats & Leaf Miners

Yellow Sticky Traps for White Flies, Aphids, Fungus Gnats & Leaf Miners
Yellow Sticky Traps for White Flies, Aphids, Fungus Gnats & Leaf Miners

There are always these little gnats and flying bugs that like to gather in the coolness of my porch.

I did not want to hang a sheet where it would be unsightly or interfere with the opening and closing of my door.

So I hung one sheet rather low to the ground, about 2 feet high, from either side of my porch.

One sheet was in a very shaded area that really receives no amount of direct sun.

That sheet has caught a gang of insects in the last three days.

The other sheet is hung in a spot that receives a lot of sunlight throughout the afternoon.

That sheet has caught many insects as well, but not as many as the sheet in the shadier spot.

I must note (for as much as I was willing to investigate the dead bugs) there was an abundance of one type of insect caught in the shady side sheet. While the sunny side sheet caught mostly a different type.

Since these are non toxic and heat resistant I tried an experiment

I decided to use them and try to make a homemade flea trap.

I modeled my trap after ones I have seen commercially

I peeled only one side of a sheet and placed it sticky side up in a very shallow box.

Then I just placed it under a 40 watt desk lamp with a goose neck.

I bent the neck close enough so pretty much the entire sheet was illuminated, (but not too close for safety)

I made sure to eliminate any other light source in the room and shut the door.

I left it in there overnight and must say I was happy with the results.

There was not an extreme amount of fleas on the trap, but there were about a dozen, or so.

In my estimation this is a good measurement of the infestation that’s in my house right now, as it has been about two weeks since my house was treated for fleas, and they always bounce back a bit around now (flea life cycle and all.) Also. it was just in one room.

I cannot say how well my contraption works in comparison to other flea traps on the market, as I have never owned one.

These definitely do the job especially outdoors where it is fairly shady.

I received a discount in exchange for my honest review of this product.

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