How the trap works:
The "magic" is the CO2 that is emitted from the mixture. That is what I believe they are after, since it mimics the gas that animals exhale. The inverted part of the bottle is what "traps" them from getting out. When the skeeters get tired of flying around trying to get out, they fall down into the mixture and drown. You can usually see them floating on the surface.
Scissors or knife
Scotch tape (or other clear tape)
|Water bottle mosquito trap,|
- Make a clean cut around the top of a water bottle
- Place a teaspoon or so each of yeast and brown sugar in the bottom of the bottle
- Add water to the mixture and shake a little to mix it up
- Place the top of the bottle upside down back into the mouth of the bottle
- Use some tape to suspend the top of the bottle to the body of the bottle
- Place the trap on a kitchen counter or similar area.
- With one packet of yeast, you can probably make 4-5 traps. If you just want one, save the yeast in a zip lock bag for later if you need to make another trap.
- If you still have mosquitoes after 2 nights, make another trap.
- Make sure the cut is clean around the top and that the bottle top is suspended evenly so that there are no gaps for the skeeters to squeeze out the sides.