How to Make Fun Homemade Spider Traps

By Danyel Bierly; Updated April 25, 2017
Spiders often come indoors.

Trapping spiders for observation or for spider control can be easily done with simple materials. You can reduce the number of spiders within your home without using pesticides or chemicals that could be harmful to your pets or children. Using homemade traps for catching indoor spiders is also effective when placing the traps in areas where you can't normally spray, such as near food or office supplies.

Measure the cutout for your trap.

Take an empty cereal box and measure a section of the box to 4 inches long and 3 inches high.

Draw the outline of your trap.

Mark the length and height of your trap on the cereal box with the permanent marker, drawing a rectangular outline for cutting.

Shape of a triangle.

Using scissors cut out the template of your trap. Fold the trap into a triangular tube by folding up both sides to meet the center. Your tube should be 4 inches long and 3 inches high when folded.

Use duct tape to seal your triangular tube.

Use double-sided tape and line the inner flat center of your triangle tube. You can also use Tangle-Trap Insect Coating, which can be purchased at garden centers.

Place traps along baseboards or under sinks in your house.

Connect your triangle ends using duct tape and place it along the baseboards or in the corners of your home. You can also place it beneath your kitchen or bathroom sinks.

Tip

You can make this craft fun by decorating your traps using your creativity and imagination. Replace your traps weekly and move them to different locations if you are not catching any spiders.

Warning

Never handle unknown spiders without researching what species it is, to avoid dangerous bites.