This DIY earwig trap is so easy to make, and it’s extremely effective at taking care of your earwig problem!
Earwigs are usually something we see around every once in a while. But sometimes they become prolific, and something needs to be done about them. That’s where a simple earwig trap comes in.
You will be amazed at how easy it is to make a DIY earwig trap. It only requires 2 ingredients, but it works amazingly well.
I debated whether you’d want to see this picture of my DIY earwig trap the morning after I put it out, but decided that seeing it might help you to believe that this simple earwig trap recipe really works!
Disgusting, right? I definitely wasn’t expecting my earwig trap to be so successful the first night!
Ingredients to Make a DIY Earwig Trap:
- 1 cup cooking oil (canola, vegetable, etc. Don’t use your expensive olive oil, any cheap kind will do!)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
That’s it! Seriously!
Pour both into a container of some sort. I used a plastic container that had lost its lid, so that when I was finished with it I could just chuck it in the garbage.
Set out in the evening in the area where you are having problems with earwigs, preferably against a wall or something else that will make easy access for the earwigs to get into the container. Come back in the morning and be prepared to be
Do you remember the old pore strips back in the day? The ones that you basically glued to your nose, and then tore it off and it would be covered with the junk from your pores? And you would be disgusted by what was on there, but at the same time you felt an immense satisfaction if it was really nasty?
Earwig traps are kind of the same way. When you check it in the morning, wondering if it worked or if this is some kind of scam I made up, you’ll find immense satisfaction in finding it full of earwigs.
If your earwig problem is bad, dump the nasty earwig trap out in the garbage, and then set it again the following evening. Continue to do so until it only has a couple earwigs in it, and then you can consider your infestation problem solved!
What natural ways have you found that really work to take care of other household pests? I’d love to hear– drop me a comment below!
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