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Every Day Products Swindle Mosquitos

Every Day Products Swindle Mosquitos

Mosquitos have been plaguing people across the nation this last year, causing the spread of possibly fatal diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever. In order to study these insects and find better ways to control them, scientists usually use carbon dioxide gas, which attracts the insects to the traps where they are collected. But, using every day household objects, you can do the same thing and alleviate some of your mosquito problems.

Cans of carbon dioxide can actually be bought in the U.S. for about $15 a can, but if you don’t want to go to the trouble of finding a place that actually sells this stuff, there are cheaper and easier items you can use to produce the same effect of attracting mosquitos to whatever you want to use to trap them. Crushed seashells and vinegar actually produce carbon dioxide when mixed together. You can use this to lure mosquitos to any kind of pest trap such as sticky strips that trap bugs foolish enough to draw near them.

Have you ever thought of using these items to trap those pesky mosquitos?