People burn a lot of money each year trying to fight and kill bugs and it can get pretty expensive not to mention most of the sprays and traps are toxic. Why not try making one yourself? Homemade bug traps can be made with items found around the house plus it’s very rewarding to see it work.
Homemade Fly Paper
Flies are a major pest in the summer. They linger in our garages just waiting for a chance to get into our homes so they can get trapped on our windows. If you are like most people you go to the hardware and buy some of those fly traps that you hang from the ceiling.
The problem with those traps is that they aren’t baited and rely on a fly randomly flying into the thin sticky strip.
You can make your own DIY fly trap by using some paper or plastic bags, or anything really that’s convenient and will work well to catch flies.
Next, you’ll want to make the bait. It will consist of sugar, corn syrup, and heating it with water. When it’s cool smear the concoction on the surface of whatever you are using as a trap and place it where you think it will have the most effect. Flies will be attracted to the scent and become stuck to the goo.
There you go, a homemade trap made with common household materials that works!
Soda Bottle Wasp Trap
One of the easiest, cheapest, and effective homemade bug traps around is the soda bottle trap. Just as it sounds all you need is a soda bottle, some tape, a cutting tool, and bait.
Start by cutting the soda bottle in half right before it starts to narrow at the top. Then flip the top half upside down and nest it inside the bottom half. Tape the cut ends together and then fill the bottom with beer, juice, or soda.
Wasps and bees will be attracted to the contents of the trap rather than the contents of your drink. Once they climb down the funnel they will become trapped and drown.
Ants aren’t only a problem in the house they can also be a savage in the garden. You can make your own version of ant dust by combining flour and borax. Put it in a shaker and shake it over areas where ants are seen or where you don’t want them to be.
Try as you might, spiders will always find a way into your house. The best way to get rid of them is to make your house unattractive.
Fill a spray bottle with water, add some liquid dish soap, and some drops of essential oils such as lavender or tea tree (Spiders don’t like strong smells). Now all you have to do is spray spider webs and any other places you think they may be hiding. The sents will be too strong for spiders to handle and they will find someplace else to live.
Get Professional Help
Some infestations are too much for a homemade bug trap to handle. In this case, your best bet is to call the professionals. At Superior Services we are dedicated to eliminating the pests in and around your house and making sure they don’t come back.
Call us at 256-773-0517 or leave a message and we will send someone out to assess your situation.