How to Get Rid of June Bugs with Natural Home Remedies
June Bugs can be one of the more annoying pests during the spring/summer season. Here are our top suggestions to get rid of June Bugs hanging around your porch with natural home remedies.
1. Set up an Electric Bug Zapper
Like most insects, June Bugs are attracted to a source of light. If you are dealing with a small infestation then consider setting up an electric bug zapper in an isolated corner of the porch. The Flowtron Insect Killer is one bug zapper we recommend. The bug zapper, however, won’t do too much good if you are dealing with a swarm. Your best bet, in that case, is to limit the light source (around your porch) as much as possible.
2. Vacuum Them in with a Shop Vac
Wet-dry vacuums can work well when dealing with flying pest infestations including June bugs. Fill a wet/dry vac canister with soapy water then vacuum away. The June bugs will die via drowning as soon as they get sucked into the vacuum tank.
3. DIY Light Bottle Trap
You can also set up a simple bottle trap to drown the June Bugs. First, cut the upper portion of a plastic bottle or a gallon milk bottle then fill it with a mix of warm water and molasses. Next place the bottle close to a porch light source. Overnight, some of the June Bugs will fall into the trap after they fly into the light source. You may want to set up multiple bottle traps to maximize the effect.
4. Attract Natural Predators
There are many natural predators, like birds and frogs, that could keep the June bug population in check. You can attract these predators by setting up bird baths, large rock shelters etc. You might want to also keep your own chickens in the backyard. As you can see from this video, Chickens love to feast on pests like June bugs, ticks, and grasshoppers.
Certain beneficial insects, such as spiders, may also help your cause. You, however, shouldn’t rely on these allies to get rid of the June bugs completely. It still takes some work on your end to prevent the infestation from growing bigger.