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- Should I buy a House Flag (28″ x 40″) or a Garden Flag (12.5″ x 18″) for my garden?
If you want to display your flag alongside your planters, in the flower boxes, or along a path, you’ll want to go with the smaller Garden size flag on a flag stand (if in a smaller or confined space) or a flag arbor if in a more open space or along a path. If you’ll be looking at the flags from a greater distance, you may want to use a House flag displayed from a House Arbor if in the garden, or on a Flag Pole & Bracket if displayed from a building or strong fence/porch post.
- How do I display my Garden Flag?
Small garden flags are typically displayed using a sleeve sewn into the fabric. Purchase a decorative flag stand, hanger, or arbor and slide the flag onto the arm. If the arm is not secured in a closed loop, such as on the garden flag arbor, then you can use rubber stoppers to force the flag to stay within the space between the two flag stoppers where you place them. This prevents the flag from blowing away in the wind.
- How do I display my House Flag?
Standard house flags are typically displayed using a sleeve sewn into the fabric with a small fabric loop sewn inside the sleeve. Purchase a decorative flag hanger or arbor and slide the flag onto the arm. If you wish to display it on a pole, you must buy a bracket and mount it on something like a porch post or the exterior of a building. Then, slide your flag onto the pole and secure it with the metal hook from the pole through the fabric loop inside the sleeve. Once the flag is properly hung on the pole, slide the flag pole into the bracket and secure it.
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- How do the Wasp Traps work? Do they work for Fruit Flies, too?
For wasps/hornets, please ensure you’ve tried one of the following (try the other if one is ineffective for wasps in your area):
1) Remove cork from top.
2) Tip at an angle and pour in sugar water, fruit juice, or soda.
3) Place cork back into top securely.
4) Hang outside and wait for wasps to enter trap and stay in there until they die.
5) Once dead, remove cork and tip at an angle to empty bait and wasps from the top of the trap, then hose it clean. You may use some dish detergent if it’s particularly messy.
1) Place bits of lunch/deli meat inside reservoir from the bottom. Small bits will do. It’s the scent that attracts them in.
2) Hang outside and wait for wasps to enter trap and stay in there until they die.
3) Once dead, remove cork and tip at an angle to empty bait and wasps from the top of the trap, then hose it clean. You may use some dish detergent if it’s particularly messy.
For fruit flies, these traps work great for catching those as well. Just hang them in your kitchen (such as over your sink or under a cabinet on a hook) and put apple cider vinegar inside with a touch of dish soap. The tiny bit of soap in the apple cider vinegar traps them in the solution until they die.