Insect Traps

How To : Build a green wind tunnel insect trap

Killing bugs used to be the domain of fancy chemicals that, it turns out, hurt us as much or more than the bugs. If you have a flying pest problem and need a green way to control it, watch this video to learn how to make a DIY wind tunnel trap for your insect nemeses.

News : Recipe for Take No Prisoners Flyo-caust

Curbly says, "This fly paper is delicious! How couldn't it be with ingredients like this?" Ingredients: 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon granulated sugar brown paper Mix your ingredients together, pour over strips of brown paper, and let soak overni ...more

How To : Braid a ficus tree & grow a miniture rose

In this video, a man answer questions sent in by viewers, about various plants. First he covers how to braid a ficus tree trunk. To do that you must grow the trees close together, then trim off the bottom limbs, and braid the trunks. Next he talks about growing miniature roses ...more

How To : Kill Cockroaches in a Green Way

Cockroaches are one of the most durable and and irritating forms of life on Earth. Many turn to toxic chemicals to get rid of them, but that's not very green is it? This video will give you some eco-friendly tips for preventing infestations, trapping insects, and disposing of ...more

How To : Make a shocking, farting booby-trapped briefcase

If you like your privacy, you probably hate snoopy people, and when it comes to your briefcase, you don't want anyone's paws on it besides your own. To keep their hands off your precious belongings, you need to take some drastic measures… Kipkay is at it again. This booby-tra ...more

How To : Make the Medicinal Aphrodisiac Snake Wine

Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own. Snake wine is made by trapping a small cobra in a bo ...more

How To : Deal with yellow jackets

Nothing ruins a romantic fresh air picnic like the buzzing of angry yellow jackets—especially since, unlike the useful honey bee, they can use their stingers over and over again... Learn how to deal with bees without getting stung. This instructional video from Howcast offers ...more

How to Kill bed bugs : Climbup™ Insect Interceptor

The Climbup Insect Interceptor is a new monitor for the use of detecting bed bugs. This is a new monitor. It's a passive monitor. You can place the monitors underneath one of the legs of a sofa or bed or other suspicious piece of furniture. This will not rid your home of bed b ...more

How To : Make a homemade fly trap

Do you have a problem with flies and you're not sure how to get rid of them? In this video, learn how to make a homemade fly trap to get rid of those pesky insects with wings! If you have too many flies buzzing around your house, here's a quick way to make an inexpensive fly t ...more

How To : Store your winter clothes

Make sure your winter wardrobe survives the summer by putting it away properly. Learn how to store your winter clothes. You Will Need: * Acid-free tissue paper * Plastic trash bags, plastic boxes with mesh-type lids, or cardboard boxes * Hangers with clips * A soft cotton clo ...more

News : Bullet-Proof Silk Sheets

Enjoy rolling around at night in the sleek luster of silk? Also afraid of a mobster finding out you're rolling around with his cousin's wife? Solution: bullet-proof silk sheets. All you need is the strongest biomaterial ever found--Darwin's bark spider silk. So, grab a loom an ...more

News : Carnivorous Furniture Eats Flies and Mice for Energy

PETA wouldn't consider James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau's ingenious flypaper clock very eco-friendly, but I might beg to differ. The clock doesn't require any electricity or batteries. Instead it captures flies and converts the bodies of the dead insects into energy. Eight dead f ...more

How To : Make a Homemade Bee & Wasp Trap (Kill or No-Kill)

Bees are the key to pollination and healthy vegetation, and wasps may help by assisting in pest control, but despite their benefits in the world, they're still a real pain in the ass if they're in your face. This would probably warrant an expression stronger than "pain in the ...more

News : Bats & Viruses — Friend or Foe?

Tell the truth. The bat picture creeps you out. You are not alone. But in reality, bats truly are some of our best friends. They gobble thousands of disease-spreading bugs a night. But they also carry viruses that can be deadly to humans. So, bats — friend or foe? There are o ...more

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