Did you know that a mosquito is one of the deadliest insects out there? According to World Health Organization, every year, around 1 million people lose their lives to these tiny, fatal creatures. As we all know, keeping your place free from mosquitoes can be a daunting task. However, this is something that you should never ignore.
There are many mosquito repellent products in the market, and some are effective while some are not. You can even create your own mosquito trap at home and prevent yourself and your family from catching a disease.
Here is a step-by-step guide to easily make a mosquito trap at home, using some simple material-
The Stuff You Will Need
To make a trap, you will need a list of things. These are as follows-
- Measuring cup
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 2-liter plastic bottle
- Tape, ruler, and cutter
- , 1/4 cup of brown sugar
Let Us Get Started
Firstly, you will have to make a mark on the plastic bottle in the middle using a marker. The bottles are generally 20 cm long, so making a mark at 10 cm will be perfect. In addition, you will need to use a ruler to measure the length of the bottle.
At this mark, draw a circle on the bottles’ surface with a marker and carefully cut the bottle along the line drawn. You do not have to be 100% accurate with it but be very cautious, as the plastic edges can be sharp.
Next, use your measuring cup to measure ¼ cup of brown sugar. Then, you have to get 1/3 cup of boiling water. The water should be steaming for the trap to work perfectly. Now, pour the boiling water carefully in the bottom half of the plastic bottle. Add brown sugar to it and stir the liquid so that the sugar dissolves completely. Now add 1 gm of yeast to the liquid and stir it again.
Now take the top half of the plastic bottle, invert it and place it inside the bottom half of the bottle. Push the top half inside the bottom half until the cut edges align with each other and leave no space.
Your homemade mosquito trap is ready to be used. Keep this trap at a place in your house where there are a lot of mosquitoes. The mosquitoes will enter the bottle and would die of suffocation. You will have to repeat the same steps to change the liquid whenever it becomes ineffective.
Mosquito traps are a must for every house especially, if you have small kids. There are different types of traps that can be made like the one discussed above. In addition, there are other things that you can do to keep mosquitoes away and to prevent them from breeding. Some are mentioned below.
- Keep drains covered.
- Keep swimming pools clean.
- Clean your coolers regularly.
- Get rid of unnecessary junk such as wet tires, tools, dirty furniture and so on.