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Making a Mosquito Trap

This guide is about making a mosquito trap. To keep mosquitoes from ruining a picnic or camping trip, it is nice to have an enticing trap to lure them away from you.
  • Tiffany O'Donnell

    DIY Mosquito trap- good for about 2 weeks... then replace ingredients Supplies: 1 2 liter soda bottle a sharp knife black paper tape candy thermometer Take a 2 liter soda bottle. Cut off the top right below where it starts to narrow for the top, invert and place inside the lower half. Make a simple sugar syrup. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 cups cool water 1 tsp. active dry yeast Directions: Bring 1 cup of the water to a boil. Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water. Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in 2 cups cool water, stir well. Check the temperature of the syrup to make sure it is no hotter than 90 degrees F, if hotter, let cool to 90 degrees F, add 1 tsp. active dry yeast, no need to mix. Put syrup in the bottom part of the bottle, using the cut off neck piece, leave in place. Be sure to seal the two parts of the bottle with the tape. The fermenting yeast will release carbon dioxide. Put black paper around the bottle since mosquitoes like dark places and carbon dioxide. This mosquito trap will then start working. TIPS: Put the trap in a dark and humid place for 2 weeks, you'll see the effect. You'll have to replace the sugar water + yeast solution every 2 weeks.

  • Nicole Roylance

    Homemade mosquito trap: 1 2 liter soda bottle, sharp knife black paper, tape, candy thermometer Cut off the top of a 2 liter soda bottle right below where it starts to narrow for the top, invert and place inside the lower half. Make a simple sugar syrup: 1 C sugar 1 C water 2 C cool water 1 tsp. active dry yeast Bring 1 cup of the water to a boil. Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water. Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in 2 cups cool wat...

  • Robin Mannix-Siano

    Even worse than those hot, humid days are the mosquitos that thrive in that environment. I'm looking forward to trying this homemade trap. The simple syrup and yeast "bait" create CO2 in the bottom of a 2-liter bottle. Mosquitos are attracted to CO2. The trap needs to be replaced every two weeks. Hopefully it is a genius idea for the backyard this summer.

  • Christina Neyhart

    I have to try this out and see if it works this summer ...or at the rate we're going, in a couple weeks! Homemade mosquito trap out of a soda bottle, simple syrup and yeast

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