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Don’t you just hate stink bugs? Well, I do and I believe most people feel the same. Not only are they annoying pests BUT … they really stink!
I found this great article on KnowledgeWeighsNothing.com about how to make your own effective yet inexpensive stink bug trap. As you know, stink bug traps are not cheap. They may range from around $18 to as much as $50 in some cases.
Why buy when you can make your very own with materials you can find in your home (except for the LED lights though).
Besides, nothing beats the fun of making your very own inexpensive yet highly effective stink bug trap that you can proudly show everyone.
Below are the materials and the 7 easy steps in making your very own homemade stink bug trap.
1 | A 2-Litre Soda Bottle
2 | Razor Blade or Box Cutter
3 | LED Lights (RECOMMENDED: pack of three LED lights on Amazon for around $7)
4 | Black Electrical Tape
5 | White Masking Tape
Stink Bug Trap | Step-by-Step Instructions
Step One | With the razor blade, cut off the soda bottle just above the label, which is typically 1/3 of the top portion.
Step Two | Wrap the lower portion of the bottle with black electrical tape. This helps focus the light beam for maximum effectiveness.
Step Three | Put the LED light at the bottom of the bottle.
Step Four | Put the freshly removed top portion of the bottle upside down into the bottom portion of the bottle to create a funnel. (See Video for Visual Description)
Step Five | Add 4 strips of masking tape from the bottom to the top of the bottle so the stink bugs have a rough surface to climb. However, do not place the tape on the interior portion of the bottle as you don’t want these critters climbing out of the trap.
Step Six | With a pen or stick, press down on the LED light to turn it on.
Step Seven | Place the stink bug trap in a dark room at night, and in the morning review your collection.
Here’s the DIY stink bug trap video tutorial.
There you have it. That was really easy.
You can check out the full post over at KnowledgeWeighsNothing.com.