A few months ago, David Nelson of Asheville, North Carolina received a patent on his device for capturing insects. (U.S. Patent No. 6,651,379). Essentially, David has created a stack of extra sticky pads — like Post-It® notes on steroids — that can be used to capture flies and other bugs.
Each sheet has a region is coated with a mild compression adhesive material capable of trapping of an insect in response to the physical manipulation by a human being…. For increasing the maneuverability of the device, the device can be attached to an elongated rod such as a fly swatter’s handle.