Making a Bee Trap
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The milk jug trap with apple juice in it will attract and trap Japanese hornets, black hornets, moths, fruit flys, yellow jackets and lots of house flys. The grapes are all gone now but I still have 2 traps hanging on the outside post as I found it is catching so many pests. The more it stinks, the more it attracts but I do empty them out weekly and change the juice. That's when I have seen how many different insects were caught.
It works for flies, too. Best bait for flies is a bit of raw meat. Fish heads, fins, tail,. Raw hamburger. Meat trimmings. Doesn't take much. Just don't hang it near your door. Smells bad! The flies WILL find it. For disposal, dig a hole in the garden, pour them in, cover. Refill jug, rehang.
Also a great tip a friend gave you know those fat bumble bees that hang around your porch and stuff. Well if your porch and roof is made of wood look around for any small holes then stuff the hole with a piece of cotton and the bee will leave. It does work.
For flies, try www.fliesbegone.com -- the traps get loaded with flies within a day. Very gross, but it works.
Would this work for Japanese Beetles? They are destroying my grape vine, plum tree, string bean plants and potato plants. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
asellars AT roadrunner.com
I like this idea. My mother in law tried the water in a bag for flies. It didn't work.
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