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by Wendy Stackhouse · May 21, 2014

DIY Bed Bug Trap

Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have come up with bed bug trap made out of things you probably already have at home.

All you need:

2 plastic containers, one smaller than the other

Masking Tape


You can also use baby powder, car polish and a small square of tile, but they are not necessary.

You have that, right? Here is a video showing you how to build this ingenious invention:


Of course trapping is not killing and there is another process to go through after your trap catches some bed bugs--eradicating them!

You will never catch all the bed bugs in your infestation with a trap. After all, there are also eggs somewhere, probably somewhere you can't see or spray.

What is the solution to your bed bug problem?


Heat treatment raises the interior temperature of your home or apartment to 130 degrees for long enough to kill all bed bugs, including nymphs and eggs, without ruining any of your other personal possessions or leaving unhealthy chemical residue behind.

An inexpensive DIY bed bug trap is a great way to find out if you have bed bugs, but it will never catch them all. If you wake up to some bugs in your trap, call Alliance right away and we will finish them off for you!

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