A Practical Guide for Permaculturists Living Free

Home made mosquito Trap.

North America is home to more than 100 species of mosquitoes, and some may be more attracted to these homemade mosquito traps than others.

Mosquito

Items needed:

1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 2-liter bottle

HOW:
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 also drawn to the color black.)

mosquito trapILLUSTRATION: CHRISTINE ERIKSON

Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control.

A similar but only a bit more complicated idea can be found at Mother Earth News.

Courtesy of  The Survivalists Blog.

 

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