How to Build a Carpenter Bee Trap

Carpenter bees are a destructive nuisance that dig nesting holes through fascia boards, decks, and other wood structures. Although they aren’t dangerous, they do a lot of damage when they show up in spring. Fortunately, you can build an environmentally-friendly trap even if you don’t have a lot of crafting experience. Gather a wooden post(…)

How to Make a Wasp Trap

When wasps make a nest too close to home, they can pose a danger to people and household pets. While you can purchase wasp traps, they are often sticky and difficult to set up. Instead, try making your own reusable wasp trap out a plastic bottle, and some enticing bait like meat, sugar, or dish(…)


Simple Raspberry Pi Camera Trap Made From a Food Container

"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement, the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."- David Attenborough, English broadcaster and naturalistIf like …By: ThirdEarthDesign Continue Reading » Instructables: exploring(…)


Duct Tape Mouse Trap

This is a simple duct tape trap that I have used to catch mice and to deter larger critters such as squirrels, opossum and raccoons. At the end I show a more elaborate version where I laser cut a large sheet of adhesive tape. Materials 1. Duct Tape2. Coins, rocks, etc. to weigh down the(…)


Punk Those Trick-or-Treaters with a 3D Radar Booby Trap

This Trick-or-Treater Tracker can look right through your front door, track the costumed kids approaching your home, and then automatically accost them with different scary sounds and customized messages. Read more on MAKE The post Punk Those Trick-or-Treaters with a 3D Radar Booby Trap appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. Make: DIY(…)


How to Make a Fly Trap

Flies can be a problem, whether they are in the house, on the porch, or in your garden. While there are many traps and sprays you can buy in stores, they can often contain chemicals which smell bad and are dangerous to your health. Fly swatters are great for a lone fly, but an onslaught(…)