DIY Roach Trap
It doesn’t get much simpler or cheaper than this. Of all the uses duct tape has I bet you never thought of using it as DIY bug trap.
All you will need is duct tape and something to bait it with.
Cut yourself a strip of duct tape. It can be any length.
Fold the ends over so you have a place to hold onto it without getting your hands sticky.
Place the tape, sticky side up, on the floor or on a counter.
Next, it’s time to bait the trap.
Cockroach bait can be anything sweet or fatty. Place the bait at the center of the tape so the roaches have to walk across it to get to it.
And you’re done! All you have to do is wait for hungry cockroaches to smell the food and try to get it.
Fruit Fly Trap
It seems these things appear out of thin air and they can be really annoying. Even in the dead of winter these pests can get into your house and continue to breed. Finding out where they are coming from and how they keep breeding can be a waste of time, but making your own DIY trap is easy.
All you need is:
- Small bowl or jar
- Plastic wrap
- Rubber band
- Bait (something sweet)
Then all you do is put your bait, (fruit, juice, soda) in the bottom of the bowl or jar. Add a little bit of water if you are using solid bait. Then stretch the plastic wrap over the mouth of the jar or bowl and hold it in place with the rubber band. Poke a few holes with the toothpick for easy entry and you’re done. The fruit flies will be attracted to the smell of the bait, enter through the holes, and get stuck in the liquid at the bottom and die.
Soda Bottle Trap
One of the worst times to be bothered by pests is when you are trying to enjoy your backyard or patio space. Sometimes bugs are so bad that you have to call the party early and head inside. You can buy torches and candles that are supposed to deter mosquitos but those stink and can get expensive. Luckily there’s a DIY bug trap that can solve your outdoor pest problems.
All you’ll need is a 2-liter soda bottle, some tape, and something to cut the bottle with.
Cut your 2-liter bottle right where it starts to curve at the top.
Place your bait in the bottom of the trap. The type of bait depends on what type of insect you are trying to trap.
- For moths and stinkbugs use a battery powered LED light.
- For bees, wasps, and roaches use soda, beer, or juice.
- For mosquitos mix 1 part hot water with 1 part sugar and 1 teaspoon of yeast.
After the bait is in place put the top half of the soda bottle upside down inside the lower half so it looks like a funnel. Tape the edges together to hold them in place.
The insects will be attracted to the smell of the bait and go in through the funnel but they won’t be able to escape. This is a great trap for outdoors or indoors.
Prevent Them From Entering
The best way to keep pests out of your home is to make sure they don’t get in in the first place.
At Turf Tenders we have a perimeter pest control program that will turn your house into a fortress against the insect invaders. Call and make an appointment today at (248) 541-5296 or leave a message on our site.