Like many of you, I like to spend my summer days and nights outside as much as possible. Whether I’m hanging around the grill with friends or just enjoying a good book on my own, outside is the place to be. What really ruins the moment, though, is that incessant hum of mosquitoes feasting on my blood, so I decided to scour the internet to find a way to trap these pests so that I can go back to enjoying my time outdoors. If one does manage to get you, though, try not to scratch it – you can actually use a teabag to soothe the itchy bite.
Here’s a goodie that I found that’s easy to make from things I already have at home.
Video and tutorial by SF Globe Youtube channel.
*These written amounts differ from those in the video – after some testing, we found that that our measurements give much more effective results.
You will need:
- 2l plastic bottle
- Sharp serrated knife
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
Start by carefully cutting off the top third of the bottle and then pour in all the ingredients into the bottom part. Then you just need to flip the cut off part upside-down and place that back onto the bottle. This little concoction attracts the flying bloodsuckers so they’ll fly in there and get trapped – they aren’t too good at flying upwards and out again so they’ll stay in there and out of your hair. If you’re struggling with other pests, try some of these methods to rid your home of annoying bugs.
That's great. Will it work on sweat bees also? I have a pool and I get stung by them at least once a day.
Thanks for the helpful information. I will try some of them. Do you have any tips to keep bugs from eating tomato plants?
About 8 months ago we had a lot of problems with mosquitoes. I made 3 of these units , using the same recipe you recommend. I put the bottles in different places in the house and left it there for 3 weeks. I did not catch one mosquito but killed a lot with my bare hands. I think someone thought up the idea without ever testing it.
Thank you! Your reply was helpful.