They only appear when it’s hot outside and their way of life seems to consist of only stinging and annoying people, and sometimes even infecting them with deadly viruses.

There’s no need for this riddle to go any further since you already know who those pesky insects are. 

If mosquitoes won’t let you relax this summer, there’s another way – give them hell using this ingenious trap.

Not only will you avoid being bitten or contracting some dangerous virus, such as Zika, West Nile or Equine Encephalitis, but you’ll also get the satisfaction of exterminating these buggers

And you’ll receive all the credit for being the savior of your family and friends’ well-being.

This basic bottleneck trap is a no-brainer and it’ll drastically reduce the number of mosquitoes around you. 

They’ll be lured by this special formula and remain stuck within the trap’s confines.

Building two or more such traps has the potential to leave you bite-free and content this summer.

The liquid bait is also very resilient and can last up to two weeks before you’ll need to replace it.

And the best part: all the ingredients and items required to build this trap might be already in your home. If not, you’ll find everything at your local dollar store.

Without holding the suspense any longer, here’s what you’ll need to build this mosquito slayer trap:


  • One or more plastic bottles, preferably 2-liter ones
  • Something to draw on plastic like a marker
  • Box cutter or scissors
  • Duct tape (scotch or electrical are also good alternatives in a pinch)
  • Tape measure
  • Measuring cup
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 + 1/3 cup of hot water
  • Yeast

How It’s Made

  • Using the measuring tape, mark a spot four inches below the bottle’s lid and draw a circular line around the bottle.
  • Cut off this section using the box cutter or scissors. Keep it for later use.
  • Heat up 1 1/3 cups of water until it’s hot but not boiling, then pour it into the half bottle you just cut.
  • Add ¼ cup of brown sugar and allow the mixture to sit until it cools. Now add a gram of yeast without stirring.
  • Take the top half of the bottle you cut off and place it with the bottleneck facing the bottom of the other half. Fit it so that enough space remains for the mosquitoes to venture inside before hitting the liquid. In case there’s not enough room, simply pour out some of the liquid content.
  • Secure the top parts of the bottle using duct tape.

Your mosquito slayer trap is now ready to claim some lives. As wrong as this may sound, it feels so right and exciting when you’re dealing with mosquitoes. 

Put the trap to the test

It’s time to see some results for your time spent piecing this together.

Place the trap wherever there are mosquitoes bothering you.

You can adjust the size of the trap by using smaller plastic bottles for which you’ll only need to decrease the amount of liquid used.

Although they may last up to two weeks in optimal conditions, rainfall will dilute the solution and leave it less effective. 

So it’s a good idea to place them in a covered space, or just remember to bring them under cover if rain is on the forecast.

With news about virus-carrying mosquitoes increasing by the year, the best way to stay out of harm’s way is to avoid getting bitten or to drastically reduce the number of bites.

This basic yet highly effective trap will help you achieve just that.

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