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  1. #1
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    Default Brushy Mountain Beetle Jail

    Hi All!

    Does anyone use the Brushy Mountain Beetle Jail? (http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com...oductinfo/647/) I like the fact that it is reusable—it seems like a thing to have.


    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Brushy Mountain Beetle Jail

    http://beetlejail.com/ is another one that looks interesting as I am a newbee and was wondering the same.

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    Default Re: Brushy Mountain Beetle Jail

    I have 4 of the Beetle Jails. So far I haven't caught many beetles in them using oil.

    I am about to try using food grade diatomaceous earth in them. Maybe with some shortening as bait.

    TonyC

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    Default Re: Brushy Mountain Beetle Jail

    Waste of money...
    I have several, but never have caught anything with them.

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    Default Re: Brushy Mountain Beetle Jail

    What do you suggest rather than the beetle jails? The thing that caught me was the price and the fact that they are reusable.
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    Default Re: Brushy Mountain Beetle Jail

    CD cases.

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    Default Re: Brushy Mountain Beetle Jail

    How/why do they work? How would you set them up?
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    Default Re: Brushy Mountain Beetle Jail

    You drill small holes in the side of them and place them on top of your top bars under the inner cover. In the past I have taken fly tape and cut it and stuck it on the inside of the CD case. The workers chase the beetles into the case and then they stick to the fly tape.
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    Default Re: Brushy Mountain Beetle Jail

    I like the fly tape idea.

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    Default Re: Brushy Mountain Beetle Jail

    Quote Originally Posted by merdoc View Post
    I like the fly tape idea.
    Is the sticky stuff toxic to honey bees?

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    Default Re: Brushy Mountain Beetle Jail

    If they get stuck to it, it kills them The point of the CD case is to keep the bees away from the tape. The tape is non-toxic.
    Always question Conventional Wisdom.

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