There’s more to see...
Sign up to discover and save different things to try in 2015.
Visit Site

Homemade DIY Mosquito and No-See-Ums Trap With Yeast

Discover how you can easily make an effective mosquito and gnat trap that won't poison you, your kids, or your pets for next to nothing.

Related Pins

I've got to try this! Mosquito Trap Cut the top (just before the start of the cone) off 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the 2 pieces together, using a glue or silicon. Add 1 tsp yeast & ½ cup sugar to some warm water, & pour mixture into bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar & emits the same gas. Wasp: bait with sugar Flies: putrid liquid

5789_437676566323236_72467041_n.jpg 300×400 pixels

Fed up with no-see-ums? Can't find anything that works against them? Try making your own repellent -- and fight mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and other bugs, too!

Mosquito trap...just tried it, let's see if it works...

  • Tiffany Cavicchia

    Didn't work...

  • Marin Sonoma MVCD

    This contraption essentially only collects mosquitoes, it does nothing to remedy the problem. You must find the source of mosquito production (standing water) and remove it. If you continue to have mosquito problems you will need to see if you have a local mosquito abatement program in your area and call them.

  • Marin Sonoma MVCD

    Ourfamily of4, I am not sure where you are located but you may have a local mosquito abatement district or mosquito and vector control in your area. In California these entities are funded through taxes with no additional charge for services.

  • Marin Sonoma MVCD

    You are welcome. Here is the link to the Georgia Mosquito Control Association where you can find a list of programs http://www.gamosquito.org/o... Cheers!

  • Rachel Gonzales

    Did it work???

See all 6 comments

No more mosquito's!! Cut the top (just before the start of the cone) off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the bottom of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food. I am soooo game!!!!

  • dana manley

    Does not work

  • Jeri Cresswell

    How would you tape it if one is inside the other?

  • Shoni Christiancy

    Actually, do the same thing(cut it then flip it) but fill it 1/4 full of wine(any type) and it works so much better for insects. It gets moths, fruit flies, normal/horse flies and even a few mosquitoes. :)

  • Ericka Truesdell

    It DOES work! I live in an area with a large mosquito population. They are so bad we couldn't eat on our deck. I made one of these and two days later we were enjoying our bbq outdoors again! Just make sure to place the trap away from where you will be.

Take that mosquitos!- Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.

Take that mosquitos!- Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.

Homemade Ant Bait, Repellants & Sprays. LOTS of recipes using various things (vinegar, essential oils, borax & peanut butter, yeast, cucumber peels, spices, etc.)

  • Paula Atkinson

    can I mix vinegar and borax? I thought with cats that laying down borax might not be good whereas if I mixed it in a liquid it might stick to the house foundation and deter the ants.

  • Judy E

    Ants like sweets, I mix the borax with powdered sugar & water & put the mixture in glass jars with holes poked in the lids with an ice pick. Lay the jars on their sides so the ants can get in & carry the poison out, but animals can't get in to it. Works in the garden too & keeps borax from getting in to the soil. I've mixed borax with jelly or peanut butter too. I think vinegar is more of a repellant.

  • Judy E

    I've also put corn meal piles out where I've seen ants, it's supposed to kill the colony, seems to work, and is safe for pets.

  • jay

    FLOUR - any flour, could be cream of wheat or similar. Enough for them to eat/take to their nest. It expends in their digestive system and they die. This is proven with great results. No need to buy something you don't have at home already.

  • Judy E

    good to know! thanks

See all 6 comments

a string to it, or affixing a screw that you can use to hang. 6) Empty the trap - but first make sure the wasps are dead by

Bananas attract, and citronella repels mosquitoes, right? You may be surprised! Learn the truth and other incredible, little-known mosquito facts from Mosquito Magnet®.

DIY picture monogram - maybe for Christmas presents?? Daily update on my site: ediy3.com