I don't know if this works.  I saw the below post on Facebook.

Modern technology has brought us many benefits, including mosquito traps that cost hundreds of dollars, but sometimes we overlook simple solutions to difficult challenges such as mosquito control. When it comes to controlling pests, research tends to focus on chemicals or concepts that can be patented. Unless someone can make a profit from an idea, the public may never become aware of it.


Items needed:

200 ml water
50 grams of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
2-liter plastic bottle

Or US conversion:
1 cup of water 
1/4 cup of brown sugar

1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.
5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)

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Excellent information. These remedies appeal to me for a whole lot of reasons. I will give this a try and keep you posted. Thanks for the conversions. 

Thanks Dominic, I'm going to try this - eeeeh - in the mosquito season. While I wrote this I saw more snow coming down.. :-((

Oh dear! more snow!? Is this usual for your area? I remember reading about the Little Ice Age and Dutch people skating on ice normally unfrozen. 

Dutch paintings of Little Ice Age

This graph certainly indicates the variation of temperature from 0 to 2000.

Well, let's enjoy each and every day, make the most of what we have, and laugh a whole lot. Life is so very precious. 

Snow in April is very unusual, we've had temperatures some 10°C. under the normal temperatures for two months now. The forecast is that temperatures will slowly rise to normal in the next week (12°C. or 54°F.). I hope it's true, I'm so fed up with winter!

Thanks Dominic.  I'll try it when I move back to the country.




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