I thought it would be cool to make a list of bugs and where and how to catch them. So here's what I know about where bugs are and how to catch them so far:
Fly: Where- They live outside but can get inside and like dog leavings and garbage.
How to get- A net, jar, or even a plastic bag on the end of a stick (like a net).
Spider: Where- They live in garbage cans, garages, houses, and in the woods. You can find where some would be by finding a web.
How to get- Jar, plastic bag, tweezers.
Ant: Where- They make nests in cracks in concrete, the woods, and they can be found on fruit laying on the ground.
How- Tweezers, jar, plastic bag, or fingers (for the non bitey ones)
Pill Bug: Where- Lift up a large object that is sitting on the grass/dirt and they will run around.
How- Tweezers, fingers, jar, plastic bag.
Fruit fly: Where- Rotting fruits or vegetables.
How- Net, plastic bag.
Bee: Where- Nests can be found hanging from the underside of roofs. Bees can be found near/on flowers in the daytime.
How- (handle with caution) Net, jar, plastic bag.
Cranefly: Where- Can be found flying around lawns in the afternoon.
How- Net, jar, plastic bag, hands.
Various small flying insects: Where- Almost anywhere outside if you look carefully. Most are gray, white, or green, making them easy to spot.
How:Net, plastic bag, hands. (most of these flies are slow so they can easily be caught with one hand)
Mosquito: Where- Mosquitos like the shade. If you can't find any, go into the woods and they will find you.
How- Net, plastic bag, hands.
Grasshopper/cricket: Where- Tall grass, fields.
How- Net, hands.
Slugs: Where- Usually found in gardens, rotting food, and in the dark, waiting for you to slip on them. Slugs can climb up smooth surfaces. They leave a shiny trail of slime behind them.
How- Plastic bag, gloves, or a sharp object . Slugs like dog/cat food. This can be used as bait. They also love beer, and will drink alot of it, get drunk, then drown. Beer can also be used as a bait, as long as you make sure no slugs drown as this may cause death to the slug.
To make a slug/crawling bug trap, get a plastic water bottle. Now take the bottle and cut off the end that you drink from so you have a funnel. Now get some tape/glue. Take the funnel shape and put it back on the bottle, but instead of the drinking end of the funnel facing outward, have that end inside the bottle. Then glue/tape it like that. Now drop your bait in the bottle and lay it outside on its side overnight. The way it works is that when the slug/crawling bug goes into the funnel to get the bait, it falls in and can't get back out.
Bugs that are not ok would be anything that can chew their way out of the plant. Also, for VFTs, nothing too big to fit in the trap, nothing with a hard exoskeleton (beetles, pill bugs, etc.), and nothing with long legs that will stick out of the trap. This may cause bacterial infection in the trap.
I can't really think of any others, but if you know of more, then make a list like this and post it