For the House and Cottages

Insect trap without harmful chemicals


The summer heat makes the windows wide open. And if you do not have a mosquito net, you can expect uninvited guests: mosquitoes, black flies and even wasps. To sleep well, make a trap for insects from the most affordable materials.

You will need:

For the trap:

  • Plastic bottle;
  • scissors, knife;
  • 2/3 cup hot water;
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar;
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast;
  • Scotch

For repeller:

  • Lemon slice;
  • dry cloves

To begin, let's start making a trap.

First of all, we prepare the filler, because the yeast will need some time to start working. In the hot water, pour sugar and mix well. Boiling water is not necessary to use, enough water from the tap.

If you want to build a wasp trap that will hang in the garden, you can make a syrup thicker. In this case, take an equal amount of sugar and water. Dissolve the sugar, add the yeast.

Dry yeast begins to work within half an hour. Put the glass in a warm place, covered with a napkin. In this case, a hot water tank was used.

While the composition for the trap is being prepared, you can do the rest. Cut the bottle. The easiest way is to first close it with a lid and pierce it with a knife.

Edges sculpt. It is necessary to cut off so much that the upper part is well entered in the lower. It is advisable to leave a small plastic striped.

We make a small limiter from the remaining plastic, tying several knots on a strip.

We put this part in the neck of the bottle. This will be a kind of limiter, because of which it will be more difficult for flies and bees to get out of the trap.

We connect the upper and lower parts, fixing the edges with adhesive tape. Now even if the bottle is wrapped in a wind, all the contents will remain inside.

After about 30-40 minutes, you can pour the yeast solution.

It remains to choose a place to install (it can be a balcony or a window sill) and wait for the midges to arrive.

Although the trap can work by itself, it is better to err and make a small repeller. To do this, just stick a few dry carnation flowers in a lemon wedge. Put a lemon with a clove not far from the bed and enjoy summer evenings without mosquitoes!