How to remove fly trap glue from hair
In previous blogs, we’ve spoken about various traps that include sticky substances. Let’s face it, as annoying as it is, sticky materials are extremely effective in capturing the local fly population.
However, given the effectiveness of glue and sticky materials, there’s no doubt we’ve all experienced some blunders and hiccups when using it. Here’s a comical example found in a local forum for context…
‘’Seriously... my wife accidentally walked into a hanging roll of fly-paper, and has fly-paper glue all in her hair. I had to remove the roll from her hair, and I can't even get the glue of my hands. But, worse, she can't get the glue out of her hair. Shampoo, soap, and washing-up liquid have so far failed. Thoughts? And, no, it's not funny... (bites tongue)’’
With that in mind, we thought we’d create a blog to highlight some tips and tricks to remove fly trap glue from your hair, clothing, furniture, and other household items. Enjoy.
Removing trap glue from skin or hair
Firstly, try cooking some oil or mineral oil. Baby oil also works too. This tactic primarily works for household furniture like tables and chairs. However, the effectiveness of removing it from human skin has been known to occur too. Don’t forget olive oil either. As tasty as it is, it’s useful as well!
The common thought on forums is that vegetable oil is the most effective. Although the reason for this isn’t known. The good news is, most of us seem to have this oil lying around the house.
This next suggestion will sound crazy, but why not try lighter fluid? Of course, be sensible and use your head wisely. Apply some before washing off quickly. If everything goes well, the glue should come off the skin with the lighter fluid. Just remember not to leave a lit flame nearby!
Finally, we have a few household items that have been known to get the sticky stuff out your wonderful locks. For example, Vaseline appears to do the business. However, this isn’t rocket science, what doesn’t Vaseline help with?! There has also been the suggestion for soap and water. Please note, this wasn’t a major suggestion in the forums we investigated, but some people certainly recommended it. Peanut butter was also thrown around the conversations. Again, this kind of makes sense. Peanut butter has a significant fat content, which will help to break down the glue when trying to remove it. However, similarly with the soap and water, it wasn’t as popular a suggestion as the different types of oil.
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Removing trap glue from clothing, furniture, other surfaces
We appreciate it’s not only your hair where glue can find its way into. It’s often the case that clothing and furniture get a good dose of the stuff too. Like we mentioned above, the main method to remove glue from items like wooden furniture is specific oils. A common suggestion is mineral oil (also known as baby oil). Just make sure to put some elbow grease into it (no pun intended) and really drive the glue away from garments and furniture. You can also try cooking oil too. The oils with higher cooking temperatures work better, meaning vegetable would work perfectly.
Releasing an animal from a glue trap
It’s all well and good discussing how to remove glue from us and our beloved household items, but what about our animals? Although fly traps are designed to capture pesky flies, sometimes they seem to attract our beloved animals too. This may signify that your trap is a success, meaning it can capture anything. However, it’s important to release harmless animals quickly to avoid distress and unhappiness. Don’t get us wrong, they can capture vermin like rats, but the humane thing to do is release them back into the wild. If they aren’t causing you harm that is…
Of course, the priority is to release the animal promptly. How you do this is incredibly important. We suggest using a damp cloth to remove any excess oil in the first instance. Then, place the animal inside a secure container or shoebox that has circulation and air vents. Following that, drape the damp cloth over the container to make it dark. Finally, place it in a quiet, warm location so the animal can rest for an hour or two. This will help the fast recovery, ensuring no lasting damage is done to the animal.
If the release of the animal isn’t working, then you should try similar methods to the ones used in the suggestions above. Our main choice is vegetable oil. The important thing is to be patient, don’t rush things. The oil will take time to break down the glue, but it will happen over time. Be mindful that the animal may not have eaten for a while, so provide nourishment where necessary.
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