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Old 08-28-12, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default DIY Mosquito Trap



FIGHTING DENGUE MUST START AT EVERY HOME.
Mosquito trap (Prevention of Dengue & other mosquito borne diseases)

It’s just a mix of water, brown sugar and yeast.

1. Cut a plastic bottle in half, keep both parts. Can be soft drink
bottle.
2.Take the lower portion of the bottle. Dissolve the brown sugar in hot
water. Let it cool down to ~70 deg F (room temperature).
3.Add the yeast. Carbon dioxide will be formed and will attract the
mosquitoes.
4.Cover the bottle with a dark wrap and insert in the top portion upside
down like a funnel. Place it in a corner in your house.
5. In 2 weeks you will be surprised by the number of mosquitoes killed

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So, how does it kill mosquitoes?

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Old 08-28-12, 11:47 PM   #2
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Check out Green mosquito repelling?
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the yeast produces CO2 to lure them in, after which they stick to the water and drown.
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Old 08-29-12, 03:55 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for the answer and the link Piwoslaw! Didn't know it was a repost. A lot of good ideas in that thread. What I usually do when the house has some mosquito infestation is to cook barbecue indoors..the smoke drives em put but you get the munchies for a few days since the house smells like roasted chops
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I have tried this before but it didn't really work well. I'm still trying to find videos and other testimonials. I would really appreciate it if you give us feedback after trying this.
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"So, how does it kill mosquitoes?"

1. They smell the CO2 and think it's a mammal exhaling
2. They fly towards the smell of CO2, down the funnel, and into the trap!
3. Once they enter the trap, they find no food and try to escape, flying towards the light. (upwards).
4. They fly and rest, hanging on the sides.
5. Within a few days, they die of hunger.?.

Because their brains are too small to think of flying back out, the way they came in..
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I use a box fan with a mosquito net draped over the suction side. I keep it near a water garden they like to hover around. The fly right to it and stay until the dehydrate.White net is dirty gray from all the dead. Bonus is my dog gets a fan for under the deck. I use mosquito dunks as well. Theres always a few stragglers but we're mostly skeeter free. It does use electricity but my mosquito magnet used a propane tank every 3 weeks.
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I was out on the back deck with a telescope the other night and they were trying to kill me.
I do have an old box fan down in the basement.. I could have it blowing on me,
to dissipate my CO2 emissions (if we get anymore warm nights),
and hold all the mosquitoes in the net, while I'm watching Saturn..

Need to find some net..
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Old 10-09-14, 04:22 PM   #8
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Some things to remember about this invention:

Try to make the seam where the inverted top fits into the bottom as airtight as possible. This concentrates the CO2 inside the trap, helping your brew last longer and smothering more bugs due to hypoxia. It also helps your yeast last longer and make more CO2.

Anything that can feed the yeast can be used as fuel for the trap. The trap is basically a nano-brewery, so any kind of mash or wash that could be used to make beer, wine, or spirits will work. Grains and starches have complex carbs that will take longer for the yeast to digest (thus lengthening the useful life of the trap charge), but simple sugars and syrupy mixes will give off more CO2 faster. This also includes stale soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks, energy drinks, molasses, etc. When the bubbling slows, just add an ounce or so of fuel for the yeast to eat.

The spent trap can be used again to trap fruit flies. In the absence of oxygen, the yeast produce alcohol and CO2. If even a trace of air is present, it is easier for the yeast to produce CO2 and vinegar. Since this trap isn't completely sealed, enough air will find its way into the trap to make vinegar. Guess what? Vinegar attracts fruit flies (gnats).

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Old 10-09-14, 04:24 PM   #9
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Another option is to use a vial of sugar/yeast mixture to replace the UV lamp in a bug zapper.
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Old 10-25-14, 03:36 AM   #10
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we really need this where i live

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