Bag-A-Bug® Japanese Beetle Trap2

Spectracide® Bag-A-Bug® Japanese Beetle Trap2 is designed to draw Japanese beetles away from valuable ornamentals, flowers and shrubs to capture them inside the trap’s bag. Helps to protect roses, grapes, fruit trees and vegetables and lasts the entire beetle season. This complete trap contains 1 dual lure system, 1 set of interlocking vanes, 2 bags and 1 hang tie. The dual lure contains both natural pheromones together with a proven floral lure to attract two to five times as many beetles as the commonly available floral lure alone. When full, these bags can simply be sealed and thrown away (see product labeling for details). Replacement bags and lures are available (sold separately).

A constant source of aggravation for gardeners, Japanese beetles eat 300 types of trees and plants. Metallic green with coppery brown wing covers, these 3/8-inch long creatures are often found around homes and gardens.

  • JAPANESE BEETLE TRAP: Traps Japanese beetles over a 5,000 square foot area.
  • PROTECTS YOUR YARD: Lasts the entire beetle season – helps to protect roses, grapes, fruit trees and vegetables.
  • DUAL LURE SYSTEM: Natural sex attractant, together with a proven floral lure, attract two to five times as many beetles as the commonly available floral lure alone.
  • READY TO USE: Just attach the disposable bag to the trap's yellow vane assembly with the lure inserted.
  • CONTAINS: 1 lure, 1 set of interlocking vanes, 2 bags and a hang tie.

Active Ingredients

Eugenol 21.98%
Geraniol 9.43%
2-Phenyl Ethyl Propionate 9.43%
(R,Z)-5-(1-Decenyl) dihydro-2(3H) furanone* 0.02%
Other Ingredients 59.14%
TOTAL 100.00%

*Includes 1.0 mg per dispenser


Product Label

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
1. Slide the vanes together so slots interlock.
Peel the cover from the dual lure system. Mount the opened lure between the yellow vanes by inserting the notched corners through the vane assembly slots as shown in Fig. 1. Make sure that the exposed side is facing INWARD and snap into place. Bend the tab on top slightly inward for protection from the rain.
Attach one of the disposable trap bags onto the yellow vane assembly as shown in Fig. 2. Gently push a small slit on the open end of the bag over each of the hooks on the vanes. Be careful not to tear or stretch the slits. Drop a few small pebbles into the bag to stabilize the trap.

Insert about 3 inches of the trap hanger tie through the two holes in the top of the vane assembly. Twist the tie to secure the trap. For use with the Spectracide® Bag-A-Bug® KwikStand® (sold separately), insert the stand’s hanger through one of the holes at the top of the vane as shown in Fig. 3.
To be most effective, the trap should be located about 30 ft downwind of foliage to intercept beetles heading toward it. Do not place trap near or in the foliage, as it will attract more beetles into it (see Fig. 4). Hang the trap on a KwikStand or any convenient post or stake. The bottom of the bag should be at least a foot above the ground, and the trap free to move in the wind without hitting any obstructions (see Fig. 5). Hang the trap where it is inaccessible to small children.
The majority of beetles will be caught during their highest flight activity period. This is normally on sunny days with temperatures between 70˚F and 95˚F and from about 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Check bag occasionally. Replace it when the lower portion is full of beetles. Change the bags every four to five days to avoid repelling beetles due to odor of dead beetles. Inspect bag after rainstorms. If the drain holes along the bottom of the bag become clogged, gently clear them using a toothpick or pencil point or replace bag.
NOTE: Remove trap to a protected area during heavy rain or wind.


Seal filled bags by knotting the top funnel portion. Normally, trapped beetles die after several hours in the heat and sun. Leaving sealed bags in sun for a while can kill live beetles. IMPORTANT: Make sure beetles are dead before disposal. See following section on disposal of bags.


For maximum effectiveness, begin trap use as early in the season as possible. Sexual activity of the Japanese beetle is greater in June in Southern states and July in Northern states. Under normal conditions, the combination lure is effective for about 12 weeks. Replace it after this period or when its floral aroma is no longer noticeable. Premature ineffectiveness of the lure may be due to a repellent odor from dead beetles. See step 6 and following section on disposal of lures.


a) LURE NO LONGER ATTRACTS BEETLES • Few beetles in area • Repellent effect of dead beetles. See step 6. • Dual lure is unopened or uninstalled.
b) BEETLES EATING FOLIAGE/FLOWERS AFTER SETTING TRAP • Remove trap from immediate vicinity of foliage. See step 5.
Bags are often attacked and damaged at night by nocturnal animals (skunks, cats, etc.). Replace damaged bag. Bring trap inside each night to prevent future damage.

For maximum effectiveness, use the suggested number of traps on the table below.

1 Less than 1/8 acre
2 1/8 to 1/4 acre
3 1/4 to 1/2 acre
4 1/2 acre
* Over 1/2 acre
 *Use one trap every 150 to 200 ft along perimeter
STORAGE: Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal. Store in a cool dry place. Do not open until ready to use.
DISPOSAL: If empty: Do not reuse this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.

Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals
CAUTION. Avoid contact of lure with skin and eyes. In case of accidental contact, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water. If irritation occurs, seek medical attention.

To the extent required by applicable law, buyer assumes all responsibility for safety and use not in accordance with directions.

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