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DIY Mosquito Traps


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[intro2]Have you been looking for a cost-effective way to get rid of pesky mosquito’s? [/intro2]

Well now you can skip the chemicals and the added cost of expensive mosquito traps this year and DIY!!!  I was very surprised at how easy this solution is.  Around our house we have citronella plants to keep the little buggers away and we do not have a problem with mosquito’s.  However, while camping we cannot take our plants with us so this is a great alternative for the mosquito season!!


Items needed:

1 cup of water

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon of yeast

2 liter soda 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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(Note: I did not create this recipe, I found it on Facebook)

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Cari is an editor and author for American Preppers Network. Her family currently live in Georgia. Cari spends her free time gardening, canning, testing products for review, helping others prepare and going to the gym. She believes preparedness is about love and taking care of your family. Cari also has her own website where she shares all of her preparedness articles and her recipes for canning, dehydrating, juicing, basic cooking. To have a look and hopefully follow her: Click Here! Please Join My New Blog!

3 Comments on "DIY Mosquito Traps"

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  1. I’m going to try this since my yard is totally organic and I don’t want to kill anything beneficial.

  2. Floyd Gary Thacker says:

    Our yard is organic, too. I have to try this! Thanks so much for posting.

  3. RP says:

    Well, I live in Florida. As you can imagine we know mosquitos. The only natural things I have seen are citronella which is more of a wish, and a commercial spray made from garlic. I can’t remember the name of that product offhand, but a lot of people rave about it.

    This looks to have the potential of being the first homemade thing I’ve seen that might work. The fact that it makes carbon dioxide is the real kicker as the little buggers are drawn to that because of animal exhalation of carbon dioxide. Thanks for the tip!