There are several ways to create a trap for mosquitoes and flies, but the ones we will describe below are the best.

Trap for flies and mosquitoes

As spring has sprung and summer looms, the population of pesky insects grows rapidly, causing considerable irritation, particularly on humid, sticky summer nights. For those who find flies and mosquitoes annoying, traditional insecticides found in stores may not be the best solution .

These products can be harmful to the environment and dangerous to human health due to their harmful pollutants. Creating fly and mosquito traps from everyday household items and organic substances is child’s play. Who is interested, we have some examples to stimulate creativity.

Making a fly and mosquito trap is easy with just a few household items: a plastic bottle, some tape, and a saucepan filled with water and sugar . Start by cutting the bottle just below the neck with scissors to create two parts. Place one part inside the other, creating a funnel shape with the mouth facing inwards.

Use tape to secure the two parts in place. In a saucepan, dissolve 5 tablespoons of sugar in the water and bring to the boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, let the mixture cool before pouring it into the siphon . For optimal effectiveness, leave the trap in the sun or warm it with your hands.

If you want something different than the usual combination of water and sugar, try adding a slice of apple to the bottle instead.


Glass jar and beer

With this option you can say goodbye to plastic waste. All you need is a large glass jar . Start by pouring the beer into the base of the jar. Flies and mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide and unpleasant odors.

To maximize success, consider adding a teaspoon of sugar . Create a cone using a piece of scrap paper and tape, placing it at the mouth of the jar.

This funnel structure will be effective if not immersed in beer . Keep the trap near the fruit bowl or windowsill, or place it on the table while dining outdoors.

An outdoor fly trap

For those looking for an effective trap outdoors, the solution is simple. Take an empty plastic bottle, preferably one that contained milk or detergent , and rinse it thoroughly.

Next, pour half a glass of sugar into the bottle , add vinegar using a funnel and insert a whole banana peel. After shaking the bottle, place it in the desired location, whether in the garden or on the balcony.

fly trap

If desired, you can even hang it. The scent of the mixture inside will attract all the insects inside. The powerful vinegar smell makes it a prime target for pesky flies. However,  Tea Tree , a natural insecticide, offers an effective alternative to repel both mosquitoes and flies.

Instead of using store-bought products, try creating a trap using a glass or jar. Combine red wine vinegar, eco-friendly dish soap and 5 drops of tea tree oil in the bottom of the container.

To make the trap accessible, cover the jar with a bag and pierce it in the center. For best results, add a teaspoon of honey , sugar or molasses.