Who does not love summer with great sun light and good weather? But as the days get longer and warmer, the mosquitoes also come out more.
Mosquitoes can infect many people every year. Though they are really small insects, they can really be harmful to humans. Mosquito bites can result in many grave diseases.
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes with This DIY Trap
You can reduce the number of mosquitoes easily by using a plastic bottle trap that will attract and kill these insects in the process. The liquid in each trap will last for about two weeks, before replacing them. To be more effective, place multiple traps around your home.
Do-It-Yourself Mosquito Trap
1 2-liter bottle
1 cup of water
1 gram of yeast
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix the brown sugar with hot water.
3. Let it cool.
4. When cold, add the bottom half of the bottle.
5. Add the yeast, but there’s no need to mix. This creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
6. Put the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle. You can tape them together if desired.
7. Wrap the bottle with using something black. But leave the top uncovered.
8. Place it outside, away from your normal gathering area.
*For continuous control, change the solution every 2 weeks.
How This Mosquito Trap Works?
Mosquitoes increase in quantity if they are provided with suitable conditions for breeding which includes uncut bushes, stagnant water bodies and others. It is also a known fact that only the female mosquito bites humans. This is because female mosquito needs blood to start their egg laying process.
Mosquitos are attracted to CO2 or carbon dioxide. They will follow vapor trails of CO2, with the fact that a fresh meal of warm blood is at the other end.
The main key to this method is the mixture of the water, sugar and yeast. Mixing these three ingredients together creates CO2. Mosquitoes are attracted as a volume of CO2 is created within the 2-liter bottle.
When they are inside the trap and unable to find food, the mosquitoes look for the exit in the insides of the bottle. With their exit route blocked, these mosquitoes tire out and fall to die. They are also attracted to the color black.