Do-it-yourself

How to build a mosquito bottle


Artificial repellents are not the only solution to ward off mosquitoes. These annoying insects can be eliminated with the use of trapsdo-it-yourself, is the case of the very popularanti-mosquito bottle, a trap that uses natural components as bait, harmless and easy to find. Build oneanti-mosquito bottleit's simple and cheap: to make this trap it is possible to use recycled materials!

What do you need to build one mosquito trap?

  • abottle2 liter PET
  • 1 gram of yeast
  • 200 grams of hot water
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • an old dark rag

Themosquitoesthey manage to locate theirsdelicious morselsthanks to a mix of carbon dioxide, heat and body humidity. Theremosquito repellent bottlewill artificially recreate this mixture by attracting and catching mosquitoes. Here's how to go about building the trap:

  1. With a pair of scissors, cut the plastic bottle just above the top edge of the label.
  2. Pour a glass of water with 50 grams of sugar into the base of the bottle.
  3. Add the yeast.
  4. Take the top half of the bottle. Remove the cap and turn it over by inserting it into the plastic base.
  5. With an old dark cloth, wrap the base of the bottle. Even better if you soak the rag with hot water. If you don't have a expendable rag, rather than buying it, you can use a dark bag like those used for the collection of unsorted garbage.
  6. Set the bait in the garden or near a window. Wait for the poor unfortunates, attracted by the heat and gas released by the bottle, to end up drowning in the liquid concoction.

Anti-mosquito trivia: The fragrant geraniums have been renamed "mosquitaway" because of their ability to repel mosquitoes and midges. They have abundant blooms and are perfect for balconies and terraces.

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