Rising temperatures and the return of the sun also mean the return of mosquitoes. If you don’t know what to do to get rid of those little buggers, we’ve found the perfect solution: You only need two ingredients, all of which you have at home. You can find the rest of this article below.

With the arrival of summer, mosquitoes can invite themselves into your home, even if you don’t want them to! If it is difficult to escape, there are solutions like this ingredient that is the mosquito repellent this summer. To put the odds on your side, we have a new trick that requires only a few ingredients and always works.

Why are mosquitoes a nuisance?

Mosquitoes are small summer pests that are hard to avoid. Between their itchy bites and the noise, they make, who hasn’t been bothered by an incessant buzzing before bedtime? – It must be said that they are not very popular. Some people hate them even more because they have a “mosquito skin”, that is, they are most susceptible to bites. If you want to escape it all, there are only two places: Antarctica and Iceland. Suffice it to say that you will face these insects more than once. Even though these little buggers are hated, they still have benefits for the planet. Just like bees and bees, mosquitoes also pollinate (in smaller quantities) by feeding on the nectar of plants. It is even one of the exclusive pollinators of the cacao tree.

Of course, there are species that are more dangerous than others, such as the tiger mosquito. It is a vector of many diseases and therefore a threat taken very seriously by the authorities. Fortunately, in France, most mosquitoes are harmless to humans. However, it remains unloved, and many people try to get rid of it. If you are looking for a natural and foolproof solution, you have come to the right place.

A natural mosquito trap

To hunt these little buggers at any cost, you will need brown sugar, brewer’s yeast, water and an empty plastic bottle. Here are the steps to create the trap.

  • Cut the bottle in half with a knife and scissors. Cut a little above the center to have enough space to pour the mixture.
  • Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a saucepan. Add 2 ounces of brown sugar and wait until the sugar has completely dissolved before removing the pan from the heat.
  • Allow the preparation to cool. The consistency of the mixture should resemble syrup.
  • Once the mixture has cooled, pour it into the bottle. Add ¼ tsp of brewer’s yeast on top – without mixing.
  • Take the upper part of the bottle (neck down) to fit it into the lower part. Tape the two parts of the bottle together

That’s it, your trap is ready. To maintain its effectiveness, do not hesitate to change it every two weeks or when there are no more bubbles on the surface. The disappearance of the bubbles indicates that fermentation is no longer taking place and therefore carbon dioxide is no longer being released from the preparation. However, it is carbon dioxide that attracts mosquitoes and keeps them trapped.