No one wants to be eaten alive by mosquitoes when you are trying to have fun at an outdoor summer party, but there's no need to resort to harsh chemicals to keep them at arm's length.
Here is a DIY solution in the form of an inexpensive trap that you can easily make from a plastic bottle and a few other household items.
People are shocked how easy and effective it is to keep these pesky bugs under control with this environmentally friendly alternative. You also should have the most of the necessary bits and pieces lying around your house.
1 2 Liter Plastic Bottle
1/4 Cup Sugar/Brown Sugar
1 Cup Hot Water
1 Gram Yeast
Black Paper/Black Plastic Bag/Black Cloth
Cut the plastic bottle in half.
Mix sugar with hot water, let cool, then pour into the bottom half of the bottle.
Add the yeast. No need to mix, this creates carbon dioxide, which attracts the mosquitoes.
Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.
Wrap the bottle with something black like black paper, black cloth or plastic bag, leaving the top uncovered. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black)
Place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area.
Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control.