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Using a Homemade Mosquito Trap

How do the mosquitoes die? Can it just drink it and fly away?

By RJ I. from Manila, Philippines

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December 7, 20130 found this helpful

Here in northern Canada, we have lots of mosquitoes, and let me tell you that so called "mosquito traps" do not work. The only repellants that work are those with Deet. Nothing else works. However, the new products by Off that are the clip ons you wear on your belt, or the Off Lamps, that have little pads that are heated with a candle also work.

The same type of thing is available here in a product called a Thermocell, which heats the pad with a butane heater. This is good for using in places where you can't burn a candle. The coils that one burns are also pretty effective, but the other products are better. Do not waste your time, effort, or money on anything else, because other products do not work.

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December 24, 20130 found this helpful

They drown in the water, so its important to keep the water level up to the original mark, about half way up the bottle. From experience with my fly trap the black painted area tricks them going further down the bottle to try and get out, they head towards the light.

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These things do work if you maintain them, I'd add more of the active ingredient every week or so to keep it going, even try masking the bottom half and spray paint the top half black.

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January 21, 20140 found this helpful

They cannot fly out and die quickly. We have several restaurants in Hawaii where these are used and work quite well!

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