US 9,807,995 B2
Insect trapping device
John Foster, Minnesota Lake, MN (US)
Filed by John Foster, Minnesota Lake, MN (US)
Filed on Mar. 6, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/640,064.
Prior Publication US 2016/0255824 A1, Sep. 8, 2016
Int. Cl. A01M 3/00 (2006.01); A01M 3/02 (2006.01)
CPC A01M 3/005 (2013.01) [A01M 3/025 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An insect trapping device comprising:
a handle having a first end and a second end, said handle being hollow extending between said first end and said second end wherein said handle defines a conduit extending between said first end and said second end;
a fan coupled to said handle, said fan being positioned in said conduit such that said fan provides suction into said first end of said handle;
a cup coupled to said first end of said handle such that said cup is configured for directing an insect positioned proximate said cup into said first end of said handle; and
a receptacle coupled to said second end of said handle, said receptacle having a vented end such that said fan urges air flow from said conduit out through said receptacle wherein said receptacle is configured for receiving and holding the insect sucked through said first end of said handle;
a wire exposed within said conduit between said first end and said second end; and
a power source coupled to said handle, said power source providing an electrical current to said wire wherein said wire is configured for killing the insect when the insect contacts said wire as the insect passes through said conduit.