How To Lure Fireflies To You

Do you live in an area that has fireflies? They are the fun little light flashing bugs we see at night. There is a little trick you can do to lure the fireflies close to you. It's a simple little trick that anyone can do, and it only requires one thing that most of us already has. To find out how to do this all you have to do is click on the Read More link below.

The first thing you have to do is make sure it's Summertime. Is it? Good! Now make sure it's nighttime. Go get a small flashlight, and take it out to your backyard or anywhere else there is grass or a lawn.

You should see a small yellow flash every once in awhile over the area if there are any fireflies around. Now don't worry. Fireflies are harmless. The flashes you see are male fireflies looking for a female companion. What you are going to do is trick the males into thinking you are a female firefly. No, not with a female firefly suit. With your flashlight!

Hold your flashlight on the ground and quickly turn it on and then off every two to five seconds or so. It doesn't have to be accurate. Experiment with your timing to see what works the best. If you're lucky a male or two, or even four or five will come over to check out the flashing.

Then you'll get to watch the male fireflies up-close. Hopefully they will perform for your flashlight as if it were a female firefly. Now go ahead, give it a try!


  1. The only bioluminescent creatures I'm aware of in the U.K. are glow worms. I'd love to find some, but I'm still waiting :-(

  2. I don't think we have fireflies in the uk...but if I am ever anywhere that has them I will remember this trick...thanks!


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