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Hello dear friends!
As some of my followers already know, I live in Bologna (Italy), in the heart of Po river Valley.
This area is known as the wettest one of Italy. This is due to terrain, level (a lot of areas are UNDER sea level) and weather.
These factors result in very hot temperatures in summer, very cold ones in winter, an incredibly thick fog but, mostly, giant and aggressive mosquitoes.
There is a city, Comacchio (only 55 miles from Bologna), that is known as the "Mosquitoes Town". XD
Obviously is nothing tropical, but it's very annoying!
It's really difficult to enjoy summer evenings without using pesticides, sprays or other stinky poisons. Or, you can always avoid using anything and... be eaten alive by these little vampires.
While mosquitoes are useful for the ecosystem (did you know that mosquitoes are the main cocoa plants pollinators? No mosquitoes means no chocolate!!!), we don't want them to fly around our garden and bite everything that's alive, pets included.
In this Instructable, I want to show you an all natural and potentially free way to create an efficent mosquito trap with little more than a plastic bottle!
Why potentially free? Because we will use materials that are always present in our home!
Let's start with our shopping list.