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Old 04-07-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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homade mosquito trap

Simple, easy, cheap. Also organic and non-toxic if you are into that kinda thing.



Works on Gnats too! Items needed:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
2-liter plastic 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 drawn to the color black or white.)



Solution is good and will work for around 2 weeks.

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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Still learning new things every day, I have never seen this before for mosquitoes have seen similar for wasps though.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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how fast does it work? would it be good for weekend camping or does it need to be in place for a while to see a noticeable difference?
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:48 PM   #6
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imma have to try it .


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Old 04-07-2013, 09:02 PM   #7
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Thanks, gonna have to try that too.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:13 PM   #8
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:52 PM   #9
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I have tried this and only caught nats. I think the Louisiana mosquito's are to smart for this!
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:00 PM   #10
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I have tried this and only caught nats. I think the Louisiana mosquito's are to smart for this!
Heck, if it works on gnats I'm going to have to try it for sure. I'll probably get tired of having to empty it everyday though
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:28 PM   #11
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wow - gonna try this in the backyard this weekend w/ the inlaws and our bonfire
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:39 PM   #12
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wow - gonna try this in the backyard this weekend w/ the inlaws and our bonfire
It says mosquitoes and gnats.. I doubt your inlaws will fit in the bottle.

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It says mosquitoes and gnats.. I doubt your inlaws will fit in the bottle.

LMAO! Good One!
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It says mosquitoes and gnats.. I doubt your inlaws will fit in the bottle.

ohhhhhhhhhhh, i didn't even think of that!

Gonna need a bigger bottle....
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:27 PM   #15
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now it's starting to sound useful.
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Wonder if it will work on no-see-ums as well. (Actually i wish the in-laws were no -see-ins so that I didn't have to see them and when they annoyed me I could swat them).
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I have tried this and only caught nats. I think the Louisiana mosquito's are to smart for this!

Or maybe too big to fit through the hole!
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3/4 cup of beer and a 1/4 cup Dawn dish washing detergent works great on gnats.
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That's alcohol abuse.
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3/4 cup of beer and a 1/4 cup Dawn dish washing detergent works great on gnats.
So you drink the beer and rub the Dawn all over your body?

Seriously though, in what way do you use it?
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