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August 2023

The Best Fly Traps of 2023

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Keeping mosquitoes, flies, and other flying insects out of the house can prevent irritation as well as bug bites.

For keeping flying pests out, rely on the window fly traps by Catchmaster. These handy and transparent glue traps can be attached to any window, windowsill, or garage door in your home to attract pests before they enter.

For ease of use, these sticky traps are waterproof, disposable, nontoxic, and last for up to a year. Plus, these traps are easy to install: Simply remove the small release liner, place the trap where desired, and then remove the large release liner.

Product Specs

  • Type: Glue
  • Reusability: No
  • Disposal: Throw out when done


  • Very easy to use: Simply stick on a window, windowsill, or garage door
  • Does not draw a lot of attention; transparent construction blends right in
  • Waterproof, nontoxic, and disposable for ease of use and durability


  • Creates more waste than some comparable options

Article by Bob Vila continues here: The Best Fly Traps of 2023

Purchase Window Fly Traps here: Window Fly Traps by Catchmaster

Time To Prepare For Spotted Lanternfly Season

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The dreaded spotted lanternfly will soon return to menace anyone outdoors across most of the state, but there is still time to prepare for the rapidly spreading pests.

According to Ellen Roane, arborist with Harrisburg’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Facilities, the region will see young lanternflies start to be active in late April and early May – which gives us about a month to prepare traps.

“The insects have a tendency to drop out of the tree and then crawl back up the trunk,” Roane said as she put in place a heavy-duty flypaper roll around one tree at Italian Lake in Harrisburg. “As they crawl back up the trunk, they get stuck on this.”

The insects have spread across the central Pennsylvania region in recent years. While they are no threat to humans, Roane said that they can be a threat to certain plants they feed on, particularly grape vines and apple trees. This is in addition to the sticky honeydew residue they leave after feeding, which itself can attract sooty mold.

Article by Penn Live continues here: Time To Prepare For Spotted Lanternfly Season