Easy fun mosquito "trap"

nopeda123September 6, 2013

I learned to make a sort of trap for mosquitos that was good fun for me, but not much for the mosquito larvae. I got some unchlorinated water and put some dried grass in it letting it sit about a week. That gave micoorganisms a chance to grow and the water got sort of cloudy. Then took some of the water and placed it in small containers around the yard. That is the perfect standing water we're told not to have around because mosquitos reproduce in it. But doing it deliberately in small containers works to the human advantage and mosquito disadvantage because once a week we can go around and dump them out onto the dry ground. That's the fun part...killing dozens of future mosquitos in one stroke :-) About the shortest time in great conditions mosquitos can go from egg to adult is ten days, so dumping traps once a week works great.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
JordanWalker

I have tried a home made mosquito trap that really works. You can also try this trap.

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

HOW:
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.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 5:32AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Anyone an Ecologists? Predation (Red Fox)
We have Red fox that seems to not have any predator's....
ladyrose65
What kind of animal scat is this?
Does anyone know what kind of animal this is from?...
vmcneil
I found a praying mantis cocoon, where can I place it?
I was pulling up weeds and there was a praying mantis...
ladyrose65
Why aren't the birds going for the winter berries?
So, I have the native Viburnum trilobum and both native...
sujiwan_gw
Baby Mallards
I am in desperate need of some help. We just hatched...
michelewelker
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™