Update 23.06.2013 The trap works! You can read further down in the text how to make it.
I checked the contents of the mosquito trap today and saw that there actually are some mosquitoes down in the bottle. I have checked around a lot in recent days, and have seen that it is recommended to place the trap where you would like the mosquitoes will move to – and preferably at a distance away from where people are. This is because it generates less CO2 than what a human does, so mosquitoes will not go into the trap if our much stronger smell is dominant.
I came across a recipe on how to make a mosquito trap to get rid of problems with mosquitoes buzzing around your ears, and they are in general a pain in the ass where they sting you. Although I am very allergic to mosquito bites, so this I’m looking forward to try.
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You can make a lot of these traps, and they are effective.
You will need
1 cup of hot water. Not warmer than body temperature though, to not kill the yeast
1/4 cup of sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 large plastic bottle (large juice bottles are best, those made of thin plastic. A Coke, Fanta or Sprite bottle works well to.
How to make the mosquito trap
Cut the plastic bottle in 2. Both knife and scissors can be used.
Mix the sugar with the warm water and let it cool. When it is cooled then pour it into the bottom of the bottle.
Add the yeast (this will start the process of forming CO2 gas that mosquitoes are attracted to).
Insert the spout of the bottle upside down in the second half (can be taped to the closer).
The bottom of the bottle should be colored black, dip it in some paint as you can see on the picture.
The mosquitoes gets attracted to the black color.
The bottles should be replaced every two weeks, either fill in with new fluid mix, or create brand new.
Happy summer all – and be sure to share this post with as many people as possible.
The trap is practically free to make, and you can make one yourself in just a few minutes. A typical do it yourself solution.
Another mosquito trap
I found a video showing another trap working the same way, but slightly different ingredients. Probably worth a try.
The mosquitoes are a family of small, midge-like flies: the Culicidae. Although a few species are harmless or even useful to humanity, most are a nuisance because they consume blood from living vertebrates, including humans.
Do you know about any better way to get rid of mosquitoes?
Have you come by any other DIY solutions for mosquito related problems? Be sure to comment below if you have other good tips in regards to getting rid of mosquitoes and other flying insects that are annoying or know about other effective recipes for exterminators in 2013 that works.