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I am looking for a way to make the automatic trapping of crickets into pitfall traps, to use in my cultures, more efficient and worthwhile. Is there a type of chemical that attracts orthoptera like octenol attracts mosquitos? All the relevant traps online refer to glue or toxic traps, but I am talking about luring the crickets into a hole in the ground not killing them. I tried an open box in my backyard with food and a light and the next morning there were just flies and ants, I guess I should’ve covered it but still no crickets came, so I don’t know if the food and light is enough.
Also, if there are chemicals that could attract other insects, like beetles, millipedes, springtails, isopods, or just all insects in general, I would like to know so I could make pitfall traps prioritizing specific insects or just generally make pitfall traps work better. I do already catch insects manually, but that does take time and energy and is hard to apply to the nighttime, within maybe ~40 mins I can hunt my backyard for crickets and get a few dozen. There is an octenol alternative on Amazon specific for use for bug zappers, but it does not show the active ingredient, so could that attract more than just flying insects.