Make your own homemade mosquito trap

If there’s one thing worse than the rain, it’s the mosquitos that come with it. Make your own homemade mosquito trap to say goodbye to itchy bites!

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Mosquito trap

They may be small, but one cannot deny the persistent nuisance of this insect buzzing in your ear and biting you in your sleep. In this article, Cleanipedia helps you learn how to make DIY mosquito traps that work. Say goodbye to the days of sleepless nights and hello to a homemade mosquito trap that will give you back your good night’s sleep. 

Once you’ve made your DIY mosquito trap, ensure that you don’t place it close to sitting areas or the deck. After all, the goal is to get these pests as far away from you as possible!

DIY mosquito trap using a bottle

The first type of homemade mosquito trap we recommend involves a plastic bottle. This homemade mosquito catcher requires the following:

  • Empty 2-liter soda bottle
  • Razor knife
  • Duct tape
  • Black construction paper and spray paint
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 package of dry active yeast

Once you have these ingredients, follow steps below to make a highly effective DIY mosquito trap:

  1. Cut off the top section of the bottle.
  2. Turn the top part of the bottle upside down to form a funnel and place it into the body of the bottle.
  3. Seal the two parts together with duct tape to prevent mosquitos from escaping.
  4. Make the mosquito bait with ¼ cup of brown sugar mixed with 1 cup of boiling water. Mix until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  5. When the mixture cools, add the yeast and pour the entire mixture into the bottle through the funnel.

Homemade mosquito catcher using beer

If you thought the above DIY mosquito magnet was easy, wait until we explain this next one.

Mosquitos are often attracted to the beer and become trapped in the liquid. If you and your guests are enjoying an outdoor party, you can strategically place beer cans around the perimeter.

The best part is that since your guests will be drinking beer throughout the gathering, this homemade mosquito catcher will blend right in. You and your guests can then enjoy a relaxed evening without fearing itchy bug bites the next day.

If you want more information on how to control mosquitos, check out our article on mosquito control!

The verdict: the best mosquito trap DIY

When it comes to DIY mosquito traps that work, this trap is at the top of the list. This homemade mosquito catcher only calls for two things: a large box fan and a screen. If you already have both of these items, you’re ready to create the best mosquito trap DIY-style.

Simply follow these steps:

  1. Set up the fan so that it is blowing in the opposite direction of where the mosquitos will come from. In other words, the mosquitos will be trapped in the back part of the fan, so place it in the right position accordingly.
  2. All that’s left to do is to find a piece of window screen that covers the face of the fan. Attach it to the fan’s grate as close as you can and use duct tape or zip ties to secure it. 

It couldn’t be more simple than that! And if one or two mosquitos do get past your DIY mosquito magnet, your first instinct will be to swat them. If you end up with a mosquito stain on your outdoor furniture, be sure you have a reliable cleaner on hand, such as Cif.  

You’re now equipped with the best mosquito trap DIY-style. Once you’ve mastered your own DIY mosquito magnet, you can rest assured that the only downside of the rainy season will be the rain! 

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