Step 1: Materials and Tools
- A bucket 3 gallon is what I have at hand but 5 gallon would work fine.(Free if you know where to look)
- A wire coat hanger (free with your dry cleaning)
- A "transmission fluid" type funnel. $2.50 at auto parts store.
- A Japanese Beetle Lure replacement $4.75 at hard ware store. The puck style works as well as the mesh pouch type so get what ever you can.
Tools You will need
- A multi tool
- A 1.5" hole saw
Step 2: Prepare the Funnel
The one pictured has already been cut.
Step 3: Adding the Wire Hanger
- Bend it so it is secured to the funnel using the 2 holes.
-Bend a hook into the end for your lure.
Step 4: Cut the Lid
you can use a smaller or larger hole saw if your funnel is a different size.
I off center the hole so I can place a brick on top of the trap when it gets windy.
Step 5: Bait the Trap
-put the funnel in the hole
-open the bait lure and hang on hook
-watch the swarm approach
Oh you will also need a shovel to dig a hole to bury your catch(ashes to ashes and what not). Make sure they are dead before they go in the ground. They are beetles and have no problem digging out. A solution of soapy water will drown them quickly.