If you’ve ever been out on a camping trip, or just out on one of those hot sticky nights you know how annoying, and dangerous mosquitoes can be. In a survival situation they could save you a lot of discomfort.
They can cause a host of diseases. Just take a look on Amazon, or some other hardware store and you’ll find mosquito traps, and systems for anywhere from $77 on up to $300 or more.
You can make this one for about $3 give or take a few cents that works just as well as the expensive ones.
Even someone who is not handy will be able to make one of these in just a few minutes. Make several of them and put them in your yard, or take some with you on your next camping trip. This mosquito trap works extremely well. Look at the image above which shows just how effective they can be.
The very best part is there are no harmful chemicals involved. To make one of these fantastic mosquito traps you’ll need a few simple items. Follow the easy instructions in the video, and you’ll be a pro at making these in no time. We’ve provided written instructions below the video, but watch the video first.
Here’s How To Make A Simple Mosquito Trap:
Using chemical mosquito repellents available in the market, has serious harmful effects on human brain and lungs.
Instead make your own Mosquito trap at home. The picture shows how many mosquitoes it can kill in a week’s time.
200 ml water
50 grams of brown sugar,
1 gram of yeast (yeast bread, found in any supermarket) and a 2-liter plastic bottle. […]
How to make a mosquito trap :
* Cut the plastic bottle (PET type) in half. Storing the neck portion:
* Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
* Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide.
* Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle.
* Wrap the bottle with something black, minus the top, and put in some corner of your house.
In a week you will see the amount of mosquitoes and mosquitoes who died inside the bottle.
Very useful and zero harm effect Mosquito repellent is ready.
Get Rid of Mosquitoes
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The World Heath Organization estimates that there are up to 500 million Malaria and other Mosquito borne disease cases each year and 1 million resulting in death. Mosquito borne disease is present in over 100 countries and territories.
Almost 50% of the world’s population is at risk and that includes the USA, Europe, Scandinavia and other countries you might not suspect. Wherever you live, you may be at risk of contracting long term illness or death through mosquito bite. However, simple, cost effective solutions are available.
Only the female mosquito causes bites. The male does not need the protein from blood to fertilize eggs and prefers sap from plants. Mosquitoes are one of the greatest threats to human life from the insect world but… they can be controlled with the right equipment and it does not have to be expensive. Mosquitoes carry a number of very serious diseases which you should be aware of. Here we look briefly at some of these diseases and their symptoms:
Dengue Fever and viruses produce a variety of illness ranging from a viral syndrome to severe and fatal hemorrhagic disease. Symptoms may begin with fever (up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit), severe headache, retro-orbital (behind the eye) pain, severe joint and muscle pain, nausea and vomiting, and rash within five or six days after a person has been bitten by an infected mosquito.
Three or four days after the onset of the fever, the rash may cover most of the body with a further rash later in the disease. The most usual time for Dengue fever is after the rainy season in tropical and sub tropical areas. There is no fail proof treatment for Dengue Fever and the best method of preventing this and other viruses and diseases is by avoiding mosquitos or trapping and killing them whenever possible.
Ross River Fever or Virus
Ross River virus is one of a group of viruses called arboviruses (or arthropod-borne viruses), which are spread mainly by biting and blood-sucking insects. Most common in rural areas and sometimes causing a flu-like symptoms with joint pains, rash and fever, it is not fatal. Often people infected with the virus will not develop symptoms.
• Some people will have flu-like symptoms including fever, chills, headache and pains in the muscles and joints which can become swollen, and joint stiffness may be particularly noticeable in the morning.
• Sometimes a rash occurs on the body, arms or legs and usually disappears after a week to 10 days.
• A general feeling of tiredness or weakness may also occur at times during the illness affecting work performance and concentration.
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus infects humans, birds, horses, bats and other mammals. The virus can cause the development of neuro-invasive diseases, the most severe type of illness caused by West Nile Virus. This attacks the nervous system. West Nile encephalitis is inflammation of the brain, while West Nile meningitis is inflammation of the membrane around the brain and the spinal cord. West Nile fever causes fever, headache, fatigue, aches and pains, and rash. West Nile meningo-encephalitis results in inflammation of the brain and the surrounding membrane.
Malaria is spread by an infected mosquito bite with symptoms including tremor chills, head and muscle aches, vomiting, fatigue, nausea, and diarrhea. Malaria can also enlarge the spleen and liver and cause anemia and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). Death may occur from general weakness, anemia, or clogged cerebral tissue vessels, kidney failure, seizures, mental confusion, coma, and death if not treated very quickly.
Heartworm disease is serious and potentially fatal. It is caused by parasitic worms, microfilariae, that can flourish in the arteries of the lungs and in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals, including wolves, foxes, ferrets, sea lions and (in rare instances) humans.
Heartworm disease is caused by mosquito bites which transfer microfilariae from one animal’s circulatory system to another. The heartworm migrates to the heart and out into the pulmonary arteries where it mates and reproduces.
The adult heartworm several inches long and generates a strong inflammatory response and a tendency for blood to inappropriately clot. The lining of the artery becomes damaged within days of the worm’s arrival.
If enough worms are present, the heart must work extra hard to pump blood through the plugged up arteries. The arteries expand and bend causing clotting and Aneurysms. Symptoms include coughing and inability to exercise, nosebleeds (due to abnormal clotting in the lung), heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, heart muscle thickening, arrhythmia (which may result in sudden death).
How to Prevent Mosquito Bites
There are many preventative measures that should be taken to protect your family and your pets from mosquito bites. Make sure there are no areas of standing water around your home for mosquitoes to breed in. Some repellants are fine for humans but not recommended for pets due to their tendency to ingest them by licking themselves. Clean your gutters and any other areas where water can gather.
The most effective solution is also one of the least expensive. Mosquito Traps are very efficient, inexpensive and simple to empty. The best traps in the world use a combination of attractants to draw the mosquitos, in large numbers, into the trap. These attractants should all be present to be the most effective… flashing LED lights, a fluorescent light bulb and a chemical brew that contains lactic acid and octenol that mimics the smell of human skin.
You can buy these traps online for a surprisingly small amount however always make sure that the trap incorporates an octenol and lactic acid brew as well as lights to attract mosquitoes.