How to Make a DIY Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap


Mosquitos are one of the most hated insects ever and they can easily ruin a beautiful summer day or a beautiful summer night, and their sound is one of the most annoying sounds ever. There are many bug repellents out there but most of them are made of harmful chemicals that can lead to some health issues, but there is a DIY mosquito that you can make at home.

To make this mosquito trap you are going to need:


  • A gram of yeast
  • A cup of water
  • An empty 2-liter bottle
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
source: Science ABC

How to make the mosquito trap

Start by cutting the bottle in half, then mix brown sugar with a cup of hot water. Once done, let the solution cool down before pouring it in the bottom half of the bottle. Next, add the yeast to the mix to create carbon dioxide that attracts mosquitos. Once done, take the funnel and put it upside down to the other half of the bottle then tape them together. Now paint the exterior part of the bottle with black paint and leave the top side untouched. Now for the grand finale, put the bottle outside your house to attract and kill the bugs. Make sure to change the solution every couple of weeks.

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Geplaatst door Sarah Craft op Donderdag 4 april 2013