Another fall pest for Texas homes?

Vacuum cleaner bug catcher OhSU diagram

Vacuum cleaner bug catcher

How to modify your vacuum cleaner to safely suck up lady beetles and other pests you which to release outdoors. Insert a nylon stocking into the nozzle tip or flexible hose of a vacuum and secure it with a rubber band. When finished vacuuming simply pull out the stocking and release the insects outdoors (away from your home). Another option is to insert a stocking, with both ends open, into the long tube to soften the impact of beetles on the intake tube walls and keep the suction tube clean. The stocking used to catch the beetles is then secured inside the flexible hose to catch the beetles before they enter the vacuum engine.

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