Friday, August 9, 2013

Make A Mosquito Trap !

Make a cheap easy mosquito trap !
All you need is a plastic cool drink bottle and a few other ingredients from your kitchen. A great way to help keep them under control around your house. When Jack had his friend Ralph over for a sleep over during the last school holidays we made these. Another great way to recycle some plastic bottles and if you don't have any ask a family member or friends to save a few for you ..All you need to do is remove lid and cut off the top of the bottle where there is usually a ridge a few inches down from the lid. Then you place that part upside down into the bottle and place some tap to secure it in place. Make a handle so it can be hung up, I used some black strapping that I had saved from a package I purchased. I stapled it at each side of the plastic bottle to secure it well . Then you make up a mixture using 1 cup of warm water 1/4 cup sugar & 1 gram of yeast and pour it in to your bottle. Then all you need to do is hang it up some where around your house and the mosquitoes will come a buzzing...Apparently mosquitoes are attracted to the colour black so good idea to use black tape, so I left the label on the bottle being that it also has a lot of black on it...I'm going to make a few more of these and hang them all around the house.

The yeast creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes...They recommend to change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control...

Can you see in the bottom of the bottle lots of ..
mosquitoes and midges...So it really does work..

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