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Feel the need to make a homemade mosquito trap? Those mosquitoes will be in deep trouble with this easy-to-make DIY.

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Mosquito Soda Bottle Trap

Mosquitos might be the only bad thing about summertime. The nice weather brings with it these little pests that can cause some big problems.

Not only do they leave behind annoying, itchy welts, but mosquitos can also carry some very serious diseases with them, infecting those unlucky enough to be bitten.

Our friends over at DIY Projects have come up with a great solution by upcycling an old bottle into a mosquito trap!

This cheap and easy DIY will have you mosquito-free in no time.

This is a great item to add to your preps as well as a great thing to have around for all sorts of outdoor activities like summer barbecues and camping trips.

Read on and learn how to make your own homemade mosquito trap with a soda bottle and some brown sugar and yeast.

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Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means –  MOSQUITOS.  Here is a simple way to rid yourself of the problem with mosquito traps that really work.

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You Will Need:

  • Soda Bottle
  • Bag of Brown Sugar
  • Jar of Yeast
  • Knife
  • Measuring Cup

Let’s Start Making the Trap

1. Cut Bottle in Half

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Cut the plastic bottle in half.

Your bottle should look like this:

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2. Brown Sugar in Water

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Mix  1/4 cup of brown sugar with hot water.

3. Pour Sugar in Bottle

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Pour the sugar into the bottom half of the cut plastic bottle.

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4. Pour Hot Water in Bottle

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Pour 400 ml (approx 1 3/4 cup) of very hot water. Let cool.

5. Add Yeast

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Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.

6. Add a Pinch of Yeast to Mixture

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You will only need a pinch or two. Pinch the yeast between your fingers and add to the mixture.

You do not need to stir it. Let it sit for a while.

7. Place Bottle Top Upside Down

Once you’re done, place the bottle top upside down facing the mixture. The liquid will attract the mosquitoes and will fly into the opening.

The mosquitoes will be trapped inside the bottle and most likely won’t be able to escape.

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What an easy and affordable way to get rid of mosquitoes. Basically, all you need is a plastic bottle, sugar, yeast, and hot water.

Just follow the simple instructions of setting it up and say goodbye to those pesky mosquitoes!

How do you find this DIY mosquito trap? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 23, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.




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  1. Micah

    April 23, 2014 at 5:49 AM

    I tried it last year. It didn’t catch a single mosquito.

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  3. al uhrich

    April 27, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    My dad use to take a bucket of water about 1/3 to 1/2 full, then he would add diesel fuel to the mix ( just enough to give a good coating to the water surface ) and then set it under a bright light at night ( appox 3 to 5 ft below the light ). I know this works, I grew up watching him do this on more than one occasion.

  4. Dinopal

    May 9, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Thanks for the helpful products to avoid mosquito around our homes. I think these products are not much costly, but they work greatly if applied properly.

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  6. Rick Smith

    June 27, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    My wife had a grandmother that never got attacked by mosquitoes.She canned Dill pickles and would throw a handful of Garlic cloves into the canning jar.Maybe the mosquitoes could smell the VINEGAR,and or the OILS from the garlic cloves.

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