Here is a plastic pot that I'm using to hold up the
mosquito trap and keep my nosy dogs from
knocking it over.
I lined the bottom with paper scraps then
two plastic bags, just in case something
or someone knocks it over
Cut your bottle at about 2/3
level. Use a sharp knife to
make a hole, then scissors
around the circumference.
Mine isn't perfect or pretty.
Duct tape the inverted lid
into the larger bottom half.
I left the old wire
tab clips on. They
will act as spacers
holding the bottle
upright inside the
They also add
shade for bugs.
black so I've
covered the exterior
Shimmy the sock over the plastic bottle.
See here I ripped the t-shirt into a
thinner strip for my wick.
Place the wick inside.
Add the boric acid and a couple drops
of jasmine oil to the solution before you
pour it into the trap.
Gently pour the solution into the bottle.
Place the bottle centered in the pot.
You could add more plastic bags as
side wall air bags.
Put one collar around an inch up from the base
Second collar half way up.
I made a third one of black paper for the top.
The trap should be placed where there is no
wind. Choose a corner near where people
will be. The trap mimics the odor of human
exhaled breath. Mosquitoes like black, they
like jasmine and they like rotting nectarines.
They should fly in and have a little cocktail.
They won't be able to fly well, and night night
Add drops of jasmine to the wick every
The solution syrup lasts about 11 days.
Don't forget to check, fountains, old tires,
and leaks. It is summer and they love an
invitation to a party.
Nothing better than