How to Make Bug Traps

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Before attempting to make bug traps, it's important to determine what types of bugs are presenting the threat so that they can be properly treated. Find out how insect traps can catch bugs in a sticky substance with help from a certified pest control... View Video Transcript

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Mark Govan

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Hi friends I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida and a lot of people ask me well how do you make insect traps? Now what are traps good for first of all? The traps are good to let you know exactly what type of bug that you have in your house. Once you find out what type of bug you have then you can properly treat it. Right now I will show you what we use at ABC Pest Control and this is called an insect trap and monitor and they come three to a sheet so what we have got to do is we'll take one of these and we're just going to pull off just one of these individual sections here like this and then what we'll do is they have little folds that we have and we'll just go ahead and fold it over and we put the little thing up on top and what you can do is this particular trap can be slipped under a door or underneath maybe your oven or wherever you are seeing the insects and it has a sticky substance on the inside once I remove that and slide this into position the insect whether it could be a roach or it could be an ant will either crawl through the top here or crawl right along this side here and stop. Now one of the things that we look for when we place our traps is the direction that the actual insect was traveling when he gets caught on the trap. What that is good for is to determine where the insect came from. If he came in from this direction and gets trapped in the trap here we know that the insect came from the right. If we know it came from this way we can look this direction to find out where the insects are coming from which aids us in helping to rid the home of any pests that you might have but a simple thing, most homeowners can actually pick up two or three of these, very very inexpensive but a great way to trap insects in your home. I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida hoping you have a pest free day.