Just in time for summer, a homemade mosquito trap

Mosquitoes are everywhere in Michigan in the summertime. Tomorrow on NBC25 Today we are going to discuss different ways to get rid of the bloodsucking, disease-carrying pests.

One such way is this homemade recipe. Tomorrow morning starting at 5 am we will put this to the test along with some other, more traditional methods.

1 cup of water

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1 gram of yeast

1 2-liter bottle


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.)

Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control.