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The best DIY bug killer!

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Recently one of the pipes in our kitchen broke and with some accidental neglect some of the wood underneath the sink started to roat and stink wich attracted flies and no body I know likes flies in their kitchen or any where for that matter. After the wood and sink was fixed there was still a small amount of flies. There are a few commercial ways to get rid of bugs, like those fly tapes and toxic sprays  etc. I didn't like the idea of the fly tape simply because its nasty and the toxic spray is not going to fly with me because of the.. well... toxions... 
My solution to the pesty problem is very very simple and I would like to share it with you so you too can benefit from the simplicity! 
We all know that bugs are attracted to light and sweets, so in this build I used both to attract them to my trap. The trap is a 2L pop bottle with a fan on the side and a 10mm white LED inside of the cap and on the inside there is maple syrup. The white LED is used to attract the bugs, the fan sucks the bugs in and the syrup keeps the bugs down, 






UPDATE: Some one just informed that not all leds attract bugs. The led I used however does attract bugs. There are a few factors that depends on the relationship between attraction. I would recommend using a small light bub instead of the led. But if you are using a led that attracts than nevermind. Just thopught I would share that with everyone. 
 
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MohawkMarine9 months ago
cleanup would be a pain in the butt.
out-of-the-box (author)  MohawkMarine9 months ago
oh it is lol but its worth it
out-of-the-box (author)  MohawkMarine9 months ago
oh it is lol but its worth it
out-of-the-box (author)  MohawkMarine9 months ago
oh it is lol but its worth it
out-of-the-box (author)  MohawkMarine9 months ago
oh it is lol but its worth it
ecrouch9 months ago
I read somewhere that LED lights don't attract bugs. If you are catching bugs then that's false. Right? Are bugs flocking to your trap?
out-of-the-box (author)  ecrouch9 months ago
according to this website it depends on a few factors of the led. hope it helped shine some light on the situiation :p. http://www.energycircle.com/blog/2011/08/17/correction-led-lights-do-attract-bugs
Ok, thanks, that's good to know. I appreciate it.
out-of-the-box (author)  ecrouch9 months ago
no problem. I will be using a small light bulb instead. to see if i can get any more attraction so thank you for your input
out-of-the-box (author)  ecrouch9 months ago
Hi there. My trap is attracting bugs. I already had to clean it out twice. I never heard of that to be honest. If you go to some stores at night you will see bugs flocking around the leds used as an alternative to ordinary bulbs. Maybe it's certain bugs? Hmmmm. I'll have to look into that.
Kiteman9 months ago
Nice job - if you cut a hole in the other side of the bottle, and cover it with mesh, the air will glow into the bottle more quickly, and suck inthe flies faster.
out-of-the-box (author)  Kiteman9 months ago
Thank you! I will take your advice. :)
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