How to Make a Bed Bug Trap

Here is how to make a bed bug trap, start by placing a thermos with dry ice on top of a glass bowl inside a litter box. Bed bugs are attracted to the CO2 you give off when sleeping, which dry produces as it warms. Being heavier than air, the CO2 drops into the box and overfills into the room – like a loud dinner bell!

The bugs climb up the box, fall inside, and can’t escape. The outer cloth helps them climb up and drop into the box, but once in, the powder and plastic sides are too slippery to escape, and the bugs become trapped.

It takes less than an hour to make, and you can do it with products from your local dollar store. You’ll need a plastic cat litter box, glue, white paint, baby powder (avoid powder made with cornstarch), scissors, cloth, foam brush, dry ice, an insulated thermos with a spout on top, and a small round glass bowl.

The local dollar store had everything I needed ($1 each) except for the dry ice I purchased from Walmart for $2.00.

  • Glue
  • White Paint
  • Scissors
  • Foam Brush
  • Round Glass Bowl
  • Thermos with Spout
  • Dry Ice
  • Litter Box
  • Cloth
  • Baby Powder