Introduction: How to Make a Mosquito Trap


  • Mosquitoes will be attracted to accumulated water and lay their eggs in a piece of cloth for spawning.
  • Once the mosquito larvae has hatched, they will drop into the water to become adults.
  • When the mosquitoes are full grown, they will be too large to fly out and will be trapped inside by a T-shirt.

Watch the Video!

This movie which will be 3 months later after a trap is installed

Step 1: Things You Will Need

As you can see on the picture the tools and ingredients are

  • a bucket
  • a T-shirt(black is better)
  • a plastic bottle(500ml)
  • a piece of cloth(30 * 50〜80mm)
  • tape
  • string
  • scissors

  • knife

  • thumbtack or drill

Step 2: Make a Hole!

Drape the T-shirt over the bucket and make a hole of about φ30mm at the center.

Step 3: Prepare Plastic Bottle

Cut the top off of a plastic bottle with a knife.

A bottle is fixed on a hole of a T-shirt with a tape.

Drape the T-shirt over the bucket and wrap the string around the bucket.

Step 4: ​Make a Hole for Drainage

Make a hole for drainage in the upper part of a bucket with a thumbtack or drill.

Step 5: Completion!

A piece of cloth is installed in the opening of a plastic bottle for spawning.

Place these traps every where around your home

Watch the Video!!

This movie which will be 3 months later after a trap is installed


EphraimE1 (author)2016-06-14

where is the water ?

Wolfbane221 (author)2015-11-18

wow this is cool! does it really control the mosquito population where you placed it?

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