For many people, the solution lies in mosquito repellents, mosquito nets and expensive oils. But here is another solution: an effective mosquito trap, which you can do very quickly and that does not cost very much.
This superb mosquito trap only needs three ingredients, a plastic bottle and a knife. But the results are spectacular. Below, you will discover how to make this trap that everyone is talking about.
– A two-liter plastic bottle
– 4 tablespoons brown sugar
– 1 cup of water
– 1/4 teaspoon of brewer’s yeast or dehydrated baker’s yeast
1- Cut the upper 1/3 of a bottle with a knife.
2- Pour the brown sugar, water and yeast into the bottom of the bottle.
3- Remove the cap from the bottle. Turn the top third upside down and push in as to close the bottle. Make sure everything is tightly closed. Or use some tape to glue the two halves of the bottle.
4- Your homemade mosquito trap is now ready! Mosquitoes will be attracted by the sweet scent of this preparation and will not be able to resist it – and once they fly into the bottle, they will be stuck and will not be able to come out again.
Place it in the room where there are mosquitoes to get rid of easily. Or take your mosquito trap wherever you go outdoors – and enjoy a summer without mosquitoes.
To keep it effective, change the syrup approximately every 2 weeks, or when there are no more bubbles on the surface. The disappearance of the bubbles indicates that there is no more fermentation. As a result, carbon dioxide is no longer released and no longer attracts mosquitoes.
Important points for it to work:
1- Use brown sugar and nothing else. Do not use another type of sugar as it will not work. White sugar is too refined and, therefore, it will ferment too quickly.
2- Dissolve the brown sugar in boiling water. Wait until all the sugar is dissolved. The goal is to create a syrup.
3- Remember to add brewer’s yeast. It is essential for it to work.
4- Wait for the syrup to cool well before adding the brewer’s yeast. If the syrup is too hot, it will ferment too quickly and it will not work.
5- Do not mix the brewer’s yeast in the syrup. Let it float on the surface, otherwise it may ferment too quickly.