Saturday, September 23, 2023


Get rid of all those bugs with this ingenious DIY bug catcher

We are finding that these little flying biting bugs are just as horrendous as the mosquitoes, and even more so when they get inside the RV! We needed a solution… a DIY bug catcher solution!

Last year in North Dakota, we had a major bug battle. We had to drive miles to find fly paper when taping the windows and heavy doses of bug spray didn’t work. I really wish I had known about this tip then…

A DIY bug catcher

A fellow camper just showed me his ingenious bug catcher for ending their sorry little lives. (Apologies to you bug lovers out there.) We know bugs are attracted to light by just trying to open a door near a patio light at night. But we didn’t know that they are even more attracted to multi-color LED string lights!

This camper uses one short string of color-changing string lights with two open Raid Fly Sticks above the lights. All the bugs are quickly caught and done with!

Here are the LED string lights, and here are the Raid Fly Sticks. Happy bug hunting!



Nanci Dixon
Nanci Dixon
Nanci Dixon has been a full-time RVer living “The Dream” for the last six years and an avid RVer for decades more! She works and travels across the country in a 40’ motorhome with her husband. Having been a professional food photographer for many years, she enjoys snapping photos of food, landscapes and an occasional person. They winter in Arizona and love boondocking in the desert. They also enjoy work camping in a regional park. Most of all, she loves to travel.


  1. Two weeks ago in Sheridan, WY we where “attacked” by 18 to 20 moths with only the IPad for a light. Since then it’s been between 6 and 1 every night even though we changed towns twice. Can’t figure out how they are coming in the trailer.

  2. Mosquitoes are not attracted to LED lights. The article implies but does not claim this works for mosquitoes so I thought I would bring this up. Very often I need to battle mosquitoes inside our RV, it’s not easy.

    • Agreed, mosquitos aren’t attracted to these, it is mainly for those tiny gnats and fruit flies and other light-attracted insects!

      For the mosquitos we have our electric tennis racket and have been improving our backhand game!


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