Sticky Insect Fly Traps-Are they Effective in the Garden and Home?

Fungus gnats are a serious pest.
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Name of Product:  24 Pack Dual Fungus Gnat Trap Sticky in Flower Shaped for Plant Fly like Fungus Gnats, Aphids, Whiteflies, Leafminers.

The Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.co.uk

What you get is 24 pieces of Dual-sided traps, 10 Piece of wire ties and 4 support poles. Each trap has a diameter of 12 cm.

 My Score: 9.5/10

Fungus gnats are a serious pest.
Fungus gnats are a serious pest.

In this article, we will be seeing if these dual sticky insect traps are effective in the garden and also in protecting your houseplants. If you have been following my website for a while you know that I have reviewed a lot of insecticides from Bugclear Ultra Clear, SB Plant Invigorator and neem oil-based products, but not much in the way of using mechanical means. I wish to address this and hence why this review has been written.

We will find out if these physical insects trap really do the business, or are they more hype than substance?

 WHAT ARE DUAL STICKY INSECT TRAPS?

These are straps that have a sticky substance apply to a piece of card at both sides and then used amongst your plants outdoors or your indoor houseplants. I find them to be very effective in the greenhouse, where you are more likely to suffer from insect infestations.

The insects fly to the trap and then stick on the adhesive on the trap itself. Once stuck, the insects cannot escape and it will die. It is effective for whitefly, black fungus gnats, thrips, fruit flies, and other types of aphids.

The traps themselves come in a yellow flower shape that is so attractive to the insects. Both sides of the trap are covered with glue and the yellow colour itself is what attracts the insects to the traps.

It is pesticide-free, non-toxic to humans and pets and is made environmentally friendly. The traps deal with pests in a pleasant way so that it will blend with the plants and not stick out like a sore thumb. In the kit what you get is 24 double-sided flycatcher traps, 20 wire ties, and 4 plastic support poles. The ties can be used if you want to hang the traps from the plant itself or it can be attached to support poles and used in pots, such as those used for houseplants or ground plants outdoors.

 THEY ARE EFFECTIVE MECHANICAL TRAPS

These can be said to be effective mechanical traps not relying on chemical needs to get rid and deal with your pests. A great way for those who worry about children handling or touching stuff that they are not supposed to touch.

Aphids can also be dealt with Sticky traps
Aphids can also be dealt with Sticky traps

One big disadvantage is that the trap can be very sticky to the touch and it can be difficult to get your fingers off them. If you do accidentally touch a trap and the glue remains on your fingers, it is best to rub gently with vegetable oil to reduce the stickiness and then wash your hand with soapy water. It should not be a problem. I say it is better to handle the traps with gloves in that way you will not end up in such a sticky situation.

 WHERE TO USE THEM?

Use them on plants that are susceptible to attacks from aphids and other flying pests. Use the wire ties and thread it through the yellow fly trap via the pre-made hole. On plants near the ground or in pots, you can use the wood stick that has been provided. Attach the trap on top of the stick and then insert the stick into the ground.

This is very effective for plants in the home. In this way, you can deal with pest in the air and pests that re closer to the ground. The trap is resistant to high temperature and low-temperature extreme, which is very important. Traps can lose their adhesiveness if it gets too hot or too cold, but not with this trap.

It is also waterproof so that the glue will not be washed away.

The product will be still effective if it has been raining very heavily. What I like about these traps are they are not as bulky as other sticky traps, so that they blend in much better and are less noticeable.

 You may ask why must the flower be yellow?

This is because research has shown that most pests have a strong preference for yellow and to many insects, it is their favourite colour. They do not know the glue is there, but they cannot control themselves and have to fly into these traps.

If you want to deal with fungus gnats on your houseplants these sticky traps are said to be some of the best that you can use. As long as the insects can fly, they will be irresistibly drawn to these traps.

A great pesticide-free way of dealing with your infestations. If you want to use it effectively with the sticky traps, you will need to shake the plant, so that they will be attracted to the traps much better.

 PROS

  •  Easy to use
  •  Can be used indoors or outdoors.
  •  Can be situated high or low, or both for maximum protection.
  • Effective for most flying insect pests.
  •  Pesticide-free and environmentally friendly.
  •  Not expensive.

 CONS

  •  Will need to be replaced often.
  •   It will not work with insects that do not fly.
  •  Will kill friendly insects as well.

 WHY SHOULD YOU USE STICKY FLY INSECT TRAPS?

I have used sticky traps for many years and it is especially effective for protecting my precious tomatoes form those pesky whiteflies. I do recommend, however, that you use multiple traps for each plant, as this will offer the ultimate protection. It may get a bit more costly but it is well worth the price and effort.

They are very effective against fungus gnats and if you want to protect your houseplants, I would highly recommend them. If you want to protect your houseplants and other plants outdoor then I suggest you try it from here.

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