Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying and irritating flying pests that can certainly drive you indoors when you want to enjoy a walk in your yard during the warmer months. These critters actually put a damper on the summer fun. Every year, these mosquitoes infect millions of people, as they are the main cause of spreading various diseases. It is really a difficult task to get rid of these pesky creatures yet there are certain measures which can help. You can buy a mosquito zapper from your nearby market, but making a trap at home sounds interesting. So, here is the way to prepare your mosquito trap at home.
- 1 Soda bottle
- 1 measuring cup
- 1 knife
- 1 bag of brown sugar
- 1 jar of yeast
How to prepare?
Step 1- Cut the plastic bottle in half.
The bottle should look like this.
Step 2- After cutting a bottle, put it aside. Then take the measuring cup and combine one-fourth cup of brown sugar with hot water.
Step 3- Now transfer the mixture of sugar into the bottom half of the plastic bottle.
Step 4- Afterwards, boil 3/4 cup (around 400 ml) of water and pour it into the bottle. Allow it to cool.
Step 5- Then add a pinch of yeast to the solution without mixing it. This will create carbon dioxide that attracts the mosquitoes.
Step 6- Don’t stir the solution. Just wait for a while.
Step 7- Now place the funnel part of the bottle upside down into its other half, as if it faces the mixture.
Wrap a tape around the bottle to fix the joint permanently. Put it somewhere away from your normal gathering area. The mosquitoes will get attracted to the liquid. Once they are inside the bottle, there will not be any possibility of escape.
Your mosquito trap will look somewhat like this:
Change the solution after two weeks, in order to control mosquitoes completely.
DIY Homemade Traps
The best way of keeping yourself from mosquito bites is by repelling them. Not only will that mosquito be gone, but so are hundreds of possible potential offspring.
DIY Homemade traps can be made inexpensively with ingredients you probably already.
Mosquitoes do not like the heat because they are tiny, and their bodies quickly dehydrate. They would rather be in cooler, shaded areas until dusk. Also, mosquitoes generally fly between four to six feet above the ground.
Keep the traps in the area that mosquitoes live in.
Also, make the traps more attractive to mosquitoes will help increase their usefulness.
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Hang this trap in a tree is supposed to give off a scent that insects are attracted to. When they fly in and land in the fluid, then they will drown
1 cup of Sugar
1 cup of Vinegar
2 Peels of bananas
2 cups of water
One 2-liter soda bottle
mix up all the ingredients and give it a good shake
use spoon to make sure the banana peels are under the water
A suitable container to use is an empty 2-liter bottle.
cut the bottle
tie a string around the neck of the bottle
then hang it from highest tree branch possible
Allow the trap to hang in the tree for at least 24 hours to judge it’s effectiveness.
This DIY trap will help keep the mosquito population at a minimum. It catches and kills thousands of the tiny bloodsuckers each night with nothing more than a fan and a screen. No tools will be needed for this DIY project, the screen wire is attached to the fan with magnets, and the dead pests are removed by simply shaking off the screen wire each day. It is easy, effective, and inexpensive.
Alice grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in California, though she likes to visit home frequently. She graduated from a marketing specialist degree and worked at the core of outreach teams for more than 5 years.