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  • DavidE153 commented on PaulGetson's instructable Why You Should Make A Mosquito Trap2 months ago
    Why You Should Make A Mosquito Trap

    I have had some success with a similar trap for yellow jackets, made from instructions posted here, with red wine and dish soap as the liquid inside the trap. When put near a nest, results were reasonable. However, I wanted to try near a set of garbage cans at the orchard where I work. These cans get used cider cups, ice cream plates, half-gnawed apples and the like, and the wasps ignored the trap completely. It seems that the garbage pails were the greater draw.I have also seen many comments on many websites both extolling the soda bottle trap and condemning it as a waste and a fraud. As an alternative, here is an article on the Smithsonian website about a trap, made from an old tire, tested by scientists with excellent results in Guatemala. The comments sections is also worth reading....see more »I have had some success with a similar trap for yellow jackets, made from instructions posted here, with red wine and dish soap as the liquid inside the trap. When put near a nest, results were reasonable. However, I wanted to try near a set of garbage cans at the orchard where I work. These cans get used cider cups, ice cream plates, half-gnawed apples and the like, and the wasps ignored the trap completely. It seems that the garbage pails were the greater draw.I have also seen many comments on many websites both extolling the soda bottle trap and condemning it as a waste and a fraud. As an alternative, here is an article on the Smithsonian website about a trap, made from an old tire, tested by scientists with excellent results in Guatemala. The comments sections is also worth reading. I have not tried this yet, as I have no old tires around.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-to-build-mosquito-trap-from-old-tire-180958954/?no-ist

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