Covering the bottle with dark cloth increases the effectiveness of the trap. Mosquitoes are attracted to the mixture of brown sugar and yeast and to the carbon dioxide created when the sugar ferments. Check the trap afte... More »

The effectiveness of homemade mosquito repellents varies depending on the specific ingredients used, but many are fairly effective for a short time. They may lose effectiveness more quickly or wash off more easily than c... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

Make a mosquito killer at home by cutting a 2-liter bottle in half, mixing brown sugar with hot water and adding yeast in the bottom portion of the bottle. Then place the top portion of the bottle upside down into the lo... More »

To make a gnat trap, cut a 2-liter bottle, invert the top half of the bottle, and place apple cider vinegar in the bottom half to attract the gnats. For the project, you need an empty 2-liter bottle, apple cider vinegar ... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

Materials required for a homemade wasp trap include a plastic bottle, such as a 2-liter soda bottle or a 0.5-liter water bottle, tape, string and bait. The best wasp bait depends on the time of year. More »

Homemade fruit fly traps are designed to attract fruit flies, so it might appear at first as if they are bringing more fruit flies into a home. However, the traps are actually attracting flies that are already in the hom... More »

To make a homemade mosquito repellent, mix witch hazel, vodka, carrier oil and essential oils. A mixture of essential oil, water and salt can also be effective. More » Home & Garden Pest Control