Mosquitoes are nasty and highly irritating bugs that can ruin an otherwise perfect time. The way they buzz and swarm around, waiting to land on someones warm skin to bite, is enough to drive anyone insane. The pesky blood suckers are carriers of a number of diseases that they can transmit straight into your body when they bite. In fact, every year almost 700 million people world-wide end up contracting a mosquito borne illness, resulting in over a million deaths. This scary fact makes them the number one killers of humans.
While it’s best to avoid them all together, that is basically impossible. People commonly use bug zappers, horrible smelling chemical repellents, and mosquito nets to try and combat the pests. Fortunately, there is an easier and highly effective way to keep surroundings mosquito-free, and this video shows how to make a trap to catch the suckers. It takes just seconds to make, uses old soda bottles, and you can make a bunch of them for less than a couple of bucks.
Take a 2 liter soda bottle and carefully cut a third of the top part off it. Use a serrated knife to do this, it will cut through the plastic quicker and smoother and won’t slip around as much as other knives tend to do on plastic. Place a ¼ cup of brown sugar, one cup of warm water, and ¼ teaspoon of yeast in the bottom two thirds portion of the cut soda bottle. Place the top of the soda bottle upside down into the bottom half of the bottle. Make sure that the cap is off and that it fits tight and snug all around the sides. Then place the soda bottle trap outside near where you plan on sitting and let it do its magic. The mosquitoes will be attracted to the brown sugar and yeast mixture and won’t be able to resist the sweet, sticky aroma it puts off. When they fly down inside the bottle they become trapped inside and cannot escape. The result leaves you with a comfortable, relaxing, mosquito-free atmosphere to enjoy and kick back in. Check it out, the video is definitely worth a one minute view!