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Tiny Little Life writes – “Speaking of “Bug Suckers”, here is a stand-alone version that I put together a few years ago. Unlike the model featured in Make #6, this one was designed more for outdoor use (to deal with all moths on my back porch). Plus, it works while you sleep.”Link.

Spider Rifle – Humane, compressed-air-powered bug trapper. MAKE 06 – Page 141.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. naikrovek says:

    My dad made one of these once. We had an old aluminum washpan a couple of feet across. he painted it white inside and we’d fill it soapy water. bugs can’t walk on soapy water, but how do you attract the bugs into the water? with a submersed 40-watt bulb, that’s how. I don’t remember the details of how the light lived in the water (inside a jar filled with air, i’m guessing) but once the light was on, bugs kinda forgot about you and went straight for the light.

    It was crazy how well it worked.

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