UPDATE: Well, I’ve had this on my back deck for 5 days and I guess it “trapped” one mosquito a day lol because that’s all that is in the trap! Another mosquito repellent idea down the drain, but we will keep trying. I swear I look like I have Chicken Pox due to the number of bites 🤨
As I mentioned in an earlier post, we are having a really bad season for mosquitoes. I swear I got about 10 bites just hanging clothes on the line! 😮
I have been trying anything and everything I’ve ever seen to deal with the issue. Our house and yard have smelled alternating scents of garlic, sage, tea tree oil, coffee… you name it, we’ve tried it.
This little project is another attempt at dealing with them… and if you have an empty 2 L pop bottle laying around it only costs pennies, using things you likely have on hand!
The first thing you need to do is cut the bottle in half, remove the lid and tape the 2 pieces together like in the picture.
Next you are going to mix together 1 cup of warm water with 1/4 cup of brown sugar, whisking until the sugar dissolves.
Pour this mixture into the bottom section of the bottle.
The last step is to add 1/4 tsp. of yeast to the brown sugar/water mixture. Just sprinkled, not stirred.
Now place it outside where mosquitoes frequent, just not close to where you are planning on hanging out and hopefully 🤞 the mosquitoes will go in it rather than buzzing around and biting you or your guests!
I will update after 2 weeks. The mixture is supposed to be changed and the bottle cleaned out every 2 weeks. Fingers crossed!!!