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Old 04-10-2013, 08:49 AM  
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Alright guys, I need something that works that's not going to cost me my shirt.

Suggestions? I've used most citronella products, they seem to be limited in their ability.



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Alright guys, I need something that works that's not going to cost me my shirt.

Suggestions? I've used most citronella products, they seem to be limited in their ability.
The price you pay for bragging about warm weather!


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And now that you have finally decided to share a little warm weather with us in the midwest, you sent rain with it so we will have puddles and mosquitos as well!

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I dont know if this is works but its floating around facebook, were expecting 2-4" of snow tomorrow so I cant say I'm going o use it soon but I am going to try it out:

HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP:
Items needed:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 2-liter bottle

HOW:
1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.
5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)

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Looks interesting.

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I dont know if this is works but its floating around facebook, were expecting 2-4" of snow tomorrow so I cant say I'm going o use it soon but I am going to try it out:

HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP:
Items needed:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 2-liter bottle

HOW:
1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.
5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)
I'm going to give this a try and will report back.
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I dont know if this is works but its floating around facebook, were expecting 2-4" of snow tomorrow so I cant say I'm going o use it soon but I am going to try it out:

HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP:
Items needed:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 2-liter bottle

HOW:
1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.
5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)

I used a smaller version in a standard 16 ounce coke bottle. The instructions were followed otherwise and it didn't attract a thing. With the amount of sugar in it I figured other bugs would make there way in but nope.

I will try a larger bottle, but so far this thing doesn't work.
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I used a smaller version in a standard 16 ounce coke bottle. The instructions were followed otherwise and it didn't attract a thing. With the amount of sugar in it I figured other bugs would make there way in but nope.

I will try a larger bottle, but so far this thing doesn't work.
Thanks for the update, I planned on doing it too, but not for a few weeks. Let me know how the bigger one works and I'll update after i try it out
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Will do. I'm going to be trying all types of products over the summer to find out what works.



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