May 3, 2013

Mosquito Trap

My son, Zack found this good idea for getting rid of backyard mosquitoes and I think it will really work. I bet there is a reason why all the electronic traps are black! Read below:

Items needed:

1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of yeast 
2-liter plastic 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.

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