Here is a simple way to keep mosquitoes and bugs away from you and your loved ones
Everyone on this Earth is annoyed and peeved by mosquitoes and other bugs in summer, when it is perfect time to do some outdoor activities. In the evening, as the sun sets and you decide to sit outside and have a barbeque party, these mosquitoes will be there to ruin your party with their presence and no matter how much repellent you use; they will be persistently annoying you. But don’t worry, we have a simple yet effective solution to this problem and the best part is that you can make it yourself in your kitchen.
1 Bugs and their annoyance
With the summer season on, the fear of bugs and mosquitoes has also returned. With the spread of Zika and other viruses, mosquitoes have become the prime concern everywhere and people are taking every viable step to keep these pesky annoyances out of their homes. You can use many things that will save you from mosquitoes when you are inside the house. You can use mosquito repellent, sprays, bug catcher, nets, etc., to keep them away when you are inside the house. But what will happen when you venture outside for a barbeque and spend time in the garden and mosquitoes attack you. Well, you can’t do much, apart from applying and reapplying the repellent ointment or keep spraying yourself with the bug spray. But we have for you a simple DIY mosquito trap that works outside.
2 The simple mosquito trap
In order to make this trap, you will need:
- A soda bottle, preferably a 2 liter bottle.
- One cup of brown sugar
- One tablespoon of yeast
- A pair of scissors
The procedure to make this trap is as follows:
- Take the 2 liter soda bottle and remove its cap. Now cut the bottle in half.
- Now dissolve 1/4th cup of brown sugar in 1 cup of hot water.
- Cool the mixture and pour it into the bottle.
- Then, add 1 tablespoon of yeast in the mixture and you don’t need to mix it.
Now place the top half of the bottle upside down on the bottom half to make a funnel. Tape the two together as seen in the video below and make sure it is firm.
Wrap the bottle in a paper or something black and place it near the place you are working or sitting outside.
The yeast will produce carbon dioxide that will attract the mosquitoes. The mixture of brown sugar and water will trap them and they won’t be able to fly or escape from it.