Home Made Mosquito Trap

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Home Made Mosquito Trap Photo by Steve McDaniel

How to Make Your Own Mosquito Trap

As it does every year summer draws us into the outdoors.  It also brings us out so the mosquios can have a go at us.  To combat this we often wear bug spray that isn't all that healthy for us and also is just a deterrent to the mosquito instead of killing them.

This nifty little mosquito trap made from everyday household items will help you cut down on the number of mosquito's and it works 24 hours a day.

What You Will Need

  • 2 liter Pop Bottle
  • Knife or scissors
  • Tape

Start by cutting the top off of your bottle just below where the sides straighten out.  Try to make the cut as straight as you can as you will be using this piece.  Once removed flip it over and stick it back into the lower part of the bottle.  Basically you now have a funnel going into the larger part of the bottle.  (Don't forget to the remove the cap on the bottle)

Now mix up the concoction that will draw the mosquito's to the trap.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp. active dry yeast

Directions

Mix the sugar and water up and put on low heat on the stove.  Stir until the sugar dissolves.  Once dissolved let the mix stand until it's just warm to the touch and add the yeast.  If you have a candy thermometer you can check to see the temperature is less than 90 degrees which is idea for the yeast.

Now just set that into an area where mosquito's hang out and they will find their way in as they are attracted to the CO2 that is created.  Once in they will either become stuck or they will die trying to fly up and out. 

You should replace this every couple of weeks with fresh mixture to keep it working efficiently.

When deciding where to put the trap look for areas where you see the most mosquito's.  For some reason it seems that they like the corners of rooms or near objects when outside.  Trial and error will help you find the best place for the trap.

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