Having bugs in your home doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re dirty … but it sure does make you feel kinda gross, right? Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get rid of every kind of creepy-crawly in your home and not all of them involve toxic chemicals. If you’re looking for an inexpensive, non-toxic and easy way to solve your bug problem, we’ve got a clever all-natural bug-catching solution for you. And it’s tried and tested from none other Britain’s biggest housekeeping celebrity and the master of bug trapping, Kim Woodburn, the host and straight-talking lady behind our show Kim’s Rude Awakenings.
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Here’s How Kim Woodburn’s DIY Bug Catcher Works:
In the video above, Woodburn breaks down how to trap bugs with things you probably already have lying around the house. Watch the video to see how she sets her trap, or follow the instructions below.
- A deep Mason jar with a detachable lid
- A banana or some raisins
How to make your own:
- Sprinkle a handful or raisins or break up the banana into small pieces and drop into the bottom of the jar. (If you’re using the banana, making sure to smush some bits so it coats the sides.)
- Line the entire rim and upper inside of the jar with a very thick coating of Vaseline.
- Place it, open, on the floor where bugs can find it.
How it works:
When the bugs smell the fruit, they’ll climb into the jar to chow down, but the Vaseline makes the jar too slippery for them to escape. Got ‘em! Once the bugs are having their buffet inside, put the airtight lid on and toss the whole jar into a trash can outside of your home.