When confronted with the many irritations brought on by the insect kingdom, there is often little we can do to preserve our comfort and even less that we can do that is not toxic. For both of these reasons we have been won over once again to the simplicity and effectiveness that is the sticky fly strip.
A few days ago our kitchen was a teeming fly city, but only hours after putting up two sticky fly ribbons, they were stuck fast and out of the way. It may not seem very sightly or humane, but, hey, it works really well and they're flies!
Made of paper tape and sticky rosin-rubber mineral oil, fly ribbons are as old fashioned a solution as they come. We found ours at the local hardware store, but we also found them here for $1.70 for a four pack - pretty darn good solution, we say.