Homemade Mosquito Trap (Easy & Effective)

This homemade mosquito trap has never failed us! It's so easy to set up, and seriously effective!

We used this mosquito trap all the time when we lived up north!

While I do love the outdoors, I could definitely do without the bugs!

This trap never failed us, and always works insanely well. All you need is a few items to get it set up, and you will start seeing the results in a matter of hours!

When placing your mosquito trap, be sure you are targeting an area around your home that is prone to these little guys to get the best results!Homemade Mosquito Trap (Easy & Effective) ~ RockItLikeAMom.com

You can place it outdoors, but won’t see the same results until you place it in a more enclosed area where the mixture inside your trap can grab their attention and draw them in.

Homemade Mosquito Trap (Easy & Effective)

What You Need

  • 2L pop bottle
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 packet of yeast


  1. Cut the top off of the pop bottle (about 2/3 of the way up) and put the top 1/3 aside for later.
  2. Dissolve the brown sugar in hot water and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Pour sugar mixture into the pop bottle bottom.
  4. Add a single packet of yeast (or about 2 tsp).
  5. Place the top part of pop bottle upside down into the bottom half like a funnel.
  6. Wrap in dark tape or material, and place in a spot you tend to get mosquitos.

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  1. says

    I am a mosquito magnet but I hate dousing myself in chemicals to ward them off so I am always looking for natural alternatives to keep them at bay. I love that this is so easy (and that I have everything on hand so that I can make one TODAY!). I’m going to try this out on my back porch when we grill out tonight. Even though it’s outside, I’m hoping some of the little critters will be drawn to it instead of me. Thanks so much for linking this up at This Is How We Roll Thursday!

  2. says

    I will be trying this great idea this weekend! My kiddos get ate up with these blood suckers! I hate having to spray them down with chemicals every time we go outside! Wish me luck! :)

  3. amber says

    Maybe we just have to many mosquitoes for it to work for us? I’ve tried this and all I caught was a moth…any other tips?

    • says

      Perhaps you used bad yeast? It should get a little foamy on top, almost like the head of a beer.
      That would be the only thing I could think of, cause this works like pure magic for us! We’d catch so many, it was really gross! LOL:)
      Hope that helps Amber!

  4. says

    Mosquitos are the worst! It has been raining more than usual around here so they are all over the place. Will have to try this one. Found you on the This is How We Roll link up. Thanks for sharing!

  5. says

    I found you on fb and decided to check out your website. I an so glad I did, thanks for the mosquito recipe, I usually end up being the main course at any outdoor function, I am willing to try this. I’ll definitely let you know how it works.

    • says

      Glad to help Linda (I’m usually dinner too!), hopefully you’re happy with how it works!
      It’s always amazingly effective for us, and has the added bonus of not actually needing to put anything on your skin!

  6. says

    This is a must do for me. Where I live I’m always being over taken my those pesky mosquitos. As soon as you walk out the back door they are on you. I will be making this. Thanks for sharing this awesome tip. I found you on This Is How We Roll

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