With mosquito weather upon us and our wonderful little friends being carriers of several nasty things it would be good to have a method of trapping those little suckers. This works great, is inexpensive, and has no caustic chemicals that harm humans, pets, or plants.
Cut a liter plastic bottle in two pieces at approximately 1/3 of the distance from the end of the threaded cap portion (remove cap if still on bottle). The 1/3 portion will be used as a funnel. Add about two cups of water to the 2/3 portion of the bottle. Add a tablespoon of yeast to the water as well as two teaspoons of brown sugar (white sugar can also be used but brown is better). Stir the contents. Place the funnel portion of the bottle as shown in the above photo on the left. Make sure it seats tight in the larger portion. If it doesn’t you can use packaging or duct tape to seal it tightly. Make sure there is at least 1” between the top of the water and the bottom of the end of the treaded part of the 1/3 bottle portion.
Mosquitoes are drawn to the sweet ingredients within the mixture. They fly down to get a drink and can’t find their way out and are trapped. Eventually they tire of flying and drop into the water and die. Empty and replenish as required.
Make several to keep around your property and inside your dwelling.
Now all we need to do is get some people size and set them outside the White House and the Congress. They definitely are too dumb to find their way out.