Make A Mosquito Trap That Works

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It’s summertime and that means it’s also mosquito season! We are blessed with warm weather, but we also have a large number of tiny winged insects chasing us all over the place too. And all they want to do is suck our blood. Ew! After they bite, we’re left with large welts on our arms and legs, necks and heads, and god knows wherever else, that will itch for days to come. What can we do to address this issue? Well, we can start by making this very simple mosquito trap that really works!

Okay, so first of all, what are mosquitoes anyway? There’s an old saying, “Know thine enemy” and it really applies if we want to understand mosquitoes and therefore learn how to defeat them in their nasty vampire-like ways. Mosquitoes are small flies that come to us from the Culicidae family. Many species of this family are actually quite harmless to humans and we needn’t worry about them at all. It’s the female mosquitoes that we need to be concerned about because they are the ones that bite!

And we must not take this personally either! Female mosquitoes go after all kinds of mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians, and in some cases – even fish! They’re just that hungry. And, mind you, they don’t actually take very much blood when they do bite, it’s just the saliva they leave behind that is worrisome. In the best cases, the saliva causes our skin to itch, but in more serious ones, it can carry diseases like West Nile Virus, Malaria, and Yellow Fever. So although it’s often just a minor irritant, a mosquito bite can be a bit risky too, so we really do want to limit them as much as possible. And we want to do it without dangerous toxic pesticides either. That’s why we highly recommend this great article on how to make a mosquito trap over at Instructables. We’ve tried it and it really does work!

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