Easy to make DIY mosquito trap video

June 7, 2015

in Gardening For Wildlife, Insects, Nature, health and well being

Homemade mosquito trap for home or garden.

I have seen mosquito type larvae in my pond where I do have predators to keep them in check. I like to have a Plan ‘B’ though!

This video embassies typical mistakes that can be made and therefore not make this trap as effective as it could be. I have not tried it myself just yet but its on my ‘hi’t list. If it does n’t work I have n’t lost anything and will be interesting to try.

Items needed:

1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 2-liter bottle

1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.
5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)

Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control.

Article and video from The Survivalist Blog web site with thanks to M.D. Creekmore who  is a full-time survival author, blog writer,  emergency preparedness consultant and is the owner and editor of  TheSurvivalistBlog.net and the Daily Collapse Report. He is the author of “31 Days to Survival” and ”The Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat“ both published by Paladin Press.

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