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Mt. Shasta, from I-5 as we drove north to Oregon, April 2017

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP

I don't know if this works, but it seems like it should.  I would try it before posting the information in my blog, but we do not have a mosquito problem here.  There are a few in the forest, but most of the area around our house is very dry.  Also our main evening deck is on the second floor and they do not seem to find us there.

I want it in my blog so I can find it in the future.  If anyone tries it, let us all know if it works!

HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP:  (sent to us by Craig's friend John Black)

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. (Mosquitoes are drawn to the color black.)
6. Place it outside, in an area away from your normal gathering area.

Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control.


11 comments:

  1. Will be interested to know how it works.

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  2. I just hate looking at that photo with all the mosquitoes in the bottle. Makes me itch. Hope it works.

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  3. My biggest problem will be getting a two liter bottle. I don't drink pop. I think I could probably use it though here in Minnesota. Wish it worked on ticks.

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  4. Never heard of that but sure would come in handy sometime.

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  5. Good information to know - thanks for sharing! :-)

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  6. Judy, Merikay and I each selected you separately as the best-placed experimenter to try this trap. Don't useful liquids other than "soft drinks" come in 2L bottles?

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  7. They do work.

    Now if I could just find one for flying ants. Arggggg I thought at first the little buggers were fruit flies but no, bug guy says ants. Not much he knows that will take care of them.

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  8. It produces CO2 to attract skeeters but it also contributes to Global Warming. You can't win no matter what you do... ;c)

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  9. It sure looks like it would work. I've been lucky not to be in places that had mosquitoes, at least so far. Maybe if New Mexico would get some rain to fill it lakes...

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  10. That looks like it is worth a try - just need to find a bottle! I guess if pop is on sale I could just dump the contents - 1 buck for the container is a good deal!

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  11. I live in mosquito hell so I'll try anything! :)

    Thanks!

    Erik

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