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Get Rid Of mosquitoes At Your Home With This Simple Homemade Mosquito Trap

We all love summer. Great weather, warm sunlight, and time spent outdoors. However, the biggest nuisance during these times are those annoying, blood-sucking mosquitoes. Now, there are many ways to get rid of these little devils. You can buy anti-bug vaporisers, mosquito zappers, or even strategically purchase plants that repel away mosquitoes. However, in this article we are going to go over a very practical solution. It’s an easy-to-make mosquito trap that can be made very quickly, using household items.

Here’s what you need.

1. A used 1.5 or 2 Ltr Coke Bottle.
2. Brown Sugar
3. Yeast
4. Water
5. Scissors

The process is illustrated below:

Wondering how this actually works? Well, mosquitoes are attracted towards sources that generate carbon dioxide such as humans and animals. The above-mentioned solution of sugar and yeast will produce carbon dioxide at slow rate and the mosquitoes will be drawn towards the bottle opening, ending up in water.


So give it a shot and let us know in comments about how it worked for you.