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Make a humane, compressed-air-powered bug trapper that removes unwanted, tiny pests from your world .Thanks go to Matt Lind for the original article in MAKE, Volume 06.
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  1. mathew says:

    PDF link seems to be broken.

  2. Maxster says:

    Desoldering pump works well on small spiders.

  3. Amy says:

    My Dyson is a very handy bug killer.

  4. dongzo says:

    Of note is that those ‘compressed air’ cans also contain some pretty nasty stuff as propellants. (If you’re warning about the PVC dust we should probably be thorough.) Not necessarily the sort of thing one would wish to vent into their home on a regular basis. (Not that i don’t use the stuff myself for cleaning electronics).

    a more elegant solution:,51555,44895

    Or just use lungs/bellows/piston/etc.

    1. dongzo says:

      i do use the stuff myself* (can’t edit my post.. how ’bout a local 60 second ‘oops’ undo feature?)

  5. Corey says:

    Made this with my kid and it’s friggin awesome. Only issue is the suction isn’t that great. Any way to improve that? Did I do something wrong???

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