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Outdoor Tick traps
« on: March 28, 2006, 06:49:57 AM »
Outdoors, use a tick drag or carbon dioxide trap to locate the ticks and reduce their numbers.

Remove woodpiles and other areas where mice may live and keep bird feeders away from the house. Keep vegetation cut below ankle level to reduce tick harborage.

Do a tick drag: A tick drag is a 4' by 6' piece of white flannel attached to a stick. You drag the flannel through the yard. Any ticks in the vegetation will attach themselves to the flannel where they can be seen and destroyed.

C02 Trap: A carbon dioxide trap is simply a covered ice bucket or styrofoam container with several holes in the sides near the bottom. Place approximately 2 lbs. of dry ice in the bucket and place the bucket on a piece of white flannel or a piece of plywood with a masking tape barrier. The tape should be stapled to the plywood around the edges with the sticky side up. If you use flannel, inspect both sides for one to three hours after trapping begins. The dry ice should last about three hours and attract every tick with a 75 sq. ft. area around the trap.
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updating info Re: Outdoor Tick traps
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 10:57:29 PM »
 :trx:They talk about using a sticky barrier to catch the Ticks
-32oz can of Insect Trap Coating or Tanglefoot Pest Barrier. Would work better than the tape or flannel. :paw:

http://greenmethods.com/site/weblog/2008/08/how-to-make-a-tick-trap/

How It Works

Itís quite simple. Ticks are drawn to the CO2 and must pass across the band of sticky compound in order to find the source cooler. This is an highly effective method, but the trap is bit cumbersome and a bit expensive to operate. That said, it may be worth it to some. If that describes you, please check it out, and let us know what you think of its performance.
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