Hello everyone

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by CHICKMAGNET1975, Mar 13, 2016.


    CHICKMAGNET1975 New Egg

    Feb 26, 2016
    Sealy Texas
    Can someone tell me how I can get rid of the annoying June bugs???
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007

    I'm going to assume you're addressing the annoying brown May Beetles (often pile into drifts that need to be swept from decks/porches), rather than the green June Bugs. Our chooks and turks don't eat many of these May Beetles.

    Maybe a full spectrum LED bulb, mounted in a reflector - securely attached to a T-post, aimed down at, from about a foot above, a large diameter rubber hog bowl 3/4 full of water. Use 100 ft., at least, of outdoor rated extension cord to get this "bug dead pool" as far from house/coops as possible and use lower wattage, partial spectrum, bug lights around house/coop. Ex (full spectrum for trap): https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/118033/CREE-16050OMF2.html

    Like Yellow Jacket traps, one won't get all, but it will cut the "cloud/crowd" effect down to an infestation by "individuals".
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2016

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