Well it is getting that time of the year again. The time of the year when you are trying to enjoy a nice evening outside with family and friends.
When all the fun and festivities come to an end when everyone is attacked by those annoying, biting little pest we all know as mosquitoes.
Well it is time to take revenge and reclaim your backyard with this simple DIY homemade mosquito trap. Here is list of items you will need for this project:
- 1 two liter plastic soda pop bottle
- 1 pair of scissors or sharp utility knife
- 1 roll of tape
- 2 sheets of black construction paper
- 1 package of dry active yeast
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1-1/2 cups of warm water
- 1 kitchen thermometer
Assemble as follows:
Take the scissors or knife and cut the top of the bottle off where the top of the label is. In a small pot, warm the water up to a simmer and stir in the brown sugar till it is dissolved.
Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour the mixture in the bottom half of the pop bottle. Mix in the packet of dry active yeast and stir until it is dissolved.
Remove the cap from the top half of the pop bottle and discard. Invert the top half of the bottle and place it inside the bottom half. Seal up the bottle joints with tape. Wrap the black construction paper around the outside of the bottle.
Your DIY homemade mosquito trap is now ready for use. Do not place the trap in direct sunlight as this will kill the yeast. The mosquito traps can be used indoors and outdoors.
If using indoors, keep the mosquito traps out of reach of pets and small children. When placing mosquito traps outdoors, make several traps at once and place in areas that you do not mind drawing mosquitoes too.
The idea of the mosquito trap is to draw the unwanted pest from the places you use to places you do not use. The yeast and sugar mixture needs to be replaced every two to three weeks.
Empty the contents of the container away from household pets and where children can not get in to it. Wash out the container and reuse it.
Within a few days you should notice a decrease in the amount of mosquitoes. You then can finally relax in your back yard.