How to make a pretty mosquito trap

I made a pretty cover for the well known bottle trap. I just can’t see dead mosquito floating in a plastic bottle. We all do agree that this is effective, but it’s yucky!!! So now have dead mosquitoes in a pretty Art Nouveau house….much fancier!!!

You need to cut 6 in. plank into four pieces. Two pieces of 12 in. high and two of 16 in. Cut out a tip shape on the tallest ones.

Glue the four pieces together to make the house shape. You can add a few nails if needed. Cut a small rectangle to make the bottom and glue/nail it inside.

Paint the inside of the house with black paint. This will attract more mosquitoes. I used a spray paint but acrylic paint will work as good.

Decor your house with a nice decor. I choose to make an look alike Art Nouveau frontage using just a sharpie. I first draw a few lines with a pencil and then with the sharpie. You can make other design, or just paint the house in a funny color.

Whatever the decoration you choose, finish with a coat of transparent varnish to protect the wood from bad weather.

I follow this tutorial to make the trap, it’s still being tested.
Mix 1 cup of warm water with 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and let cool. Then pour it in the bottom of the bottle. And add a little yeast.
Put the bottle neck on top, upside down, and tape both part together.

I will let you know if the mix water/sugar/yeast really attract mosquitoes!

Put the bottle into the little house, and place them outside next to the mosquitoes headquarters.

Wait….and expect to kill a lot of mosquitoes!



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  1. Anonymous
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    Quelle bonne idée et chouette réalisation ! J'en commande une. Je prépare le matos pour quand tu reviens 😉

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    Très bonne idée et facile à réaliser. Merci de partager.

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    Bom dia, sou seguidora do vosso blog, gosto bastante de todos os ensinamentos, este então para os mosquitos é fabuloso, vou fazer e experimentar Um abraço

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      Gracias Fernanda, espero que te funcione esta trampa para los mosquitos! Lo siento no hablo portugues….pero de una o otra nos entendemos 😉 Saludos

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