Build a Homemade Mosquito Trap
Mosquitoes are more than just annoying pests in your yard or garden. Mosquitoes carry many diseases including West Nile, encephalitis and malaria. There are many commercial products to rid your landscape of these dangerous insects. Most of these products are quite expensive, however. How it WorksMosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide (CO2) that we exhale. Your homemade mosquito trap will use yeast to create CO2. MaterialsTo build your homemade mosquito trap, you'll need: 1 plastic two-liter drink bottle, emptied and cleaned. Putting it Together Cut the top off the two-liter bottle just below the point where the top merges into the cylinder. Using The TrapYour homemade mosquito trap will work indoors or out. You'll need to replace the yeast mixture about every two weeks. The trap can be made more effective by taping an Octenol or Lurex mosquito lure to the inside of the bottom section of the bottle before sealing.