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mesh fabric. Special fabric can be bought from a nature store or if Mum has an old pair of pantyhose she is going to throw out, you may be able to use them. Artists Paint Brushes: An artist’s paint brush can be used to pick up an insect without hurting it. Gently coax the insect onto the bristles of the brush, making sure that your target insect is hanging on with at least four of its legs before lifting the insect up and sliding it gently into a screw top, security jar. A number of small air holes should be punched into the lid to allow the insect to breathe. Baked Potato traps: If you (or ask Mum to) cook a potato and then cut it in half for you, you can then place the cut/flat surface of the potato on the ground and leave it overnight as a bait trap. The next day, pick up the potato and carefully crumble it between your fingers to see if any insects have eaten their way in. Please note: it is advisable to have a security jar on hand to collect the live captives. Page 8


The capture of criminal insects handbook
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