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Cheap and Easy Stink-Bug Soda Bottle Trap

Updated on June 5, 2012

Here are easy to make inexpensive Stink Bug traps that work. if you have a Stink Bug Infestation then try this. Total cost about $10.00 It is reusable.

Materials needed:

Soda bottle I always use 20 fl oz.

Roll of electrical tape (black) or any other type of tape Electrical works best

Photo A
Photo A
Photo B
Photo B
Photo C
Photo C
Photo D
Photo D
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Photo F
  1. Get 2 Soda Bottle's (I like the 24 Oz size, Best is a Clear Color)
  2. Cut The Top Off as seen in Photo A
  3. Take lid off and insert it into the bottle with the top down making it into a funnel. See Photo B
  4. Tape the two surfaces together to form a seal around the top and to hold together See photo C
  5. Fill about 2" deep with a mixture of Dish soap and water to kill Stink Bugs when they fall in See Photo D
  6. Buy an led Light from Home Depot, Lowes or Where ever you can get one inexpensive usually around $5.00 to $6.00 dollars. The one shown is not the best the best is a puck light but it works (It is reusable). You can get several days of use out of a set of batteries
  7. Using another bottle cut off the base and put the LED Light into this base. Use some Electrical tape to seal off the light around the sides.
  8. Insert light into base, insert bottle into base. Put electrical tape around base to seal off light.
  9. The light from the led bottle will attract the Stinkbugs causing them to fall into the bottle and drown.
  10. Put trap in attic or a room where it is dark.
  11. When Full Just remove tape on top and pour down toilet and flush put on new tape and re use.


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    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Mary 615, It seems to work on any bug that is attracted to light. Let me know and thanks for your comments

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      Mary Hyatt 

      4 years ago from Florida

      I have a problem with palmetto bugs in my apartment. I might just try this. If it works for stink bugs, it should work for roaches and palmetto bugs, too. What do you think?

    • handymanbill profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Thanks PegCole17 for stopping bye. I have not tried that on fruit fly's in the kitchen. Going to have to try that out thanks.

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      Peg Cole 

      4 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      This is an innovative and well explained way to make your own bug traps with little expense. I would imagine it would work on fruit flies in the kitchen as well. Thank you for this great idea.


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