Materials Needed:

Medium-sized plastic bottle (like a 2-liter soda bottle)

Cutting tool (scissors or a sharp knife)

Tape or glue

Bait (sugar water, fruit slices, vinegar and sugar mixture)

Warm water and dish soap

Step-by-Step Guide:

Prepare the Bottle: Cut the top one-third off the plastic bottle using your cutting tool.

Create a Funnel: Invert the cut portion and place it back into the bottle, forming a funnel. The narrow end should point downwards.

Secure the Funnel: Use tape or glue to seal the edges, preventing escapes.

Add Bait: Place your chosen bait at the bottom of the bottle.

Add Soapy Water: Mix warm water and a few drops of dish soap in the bottle’s bottom. This solution traps and drowns the insects.

Set the Trap: Place the trap in areas where insects are common, like near windows or in the kitchen.

Maintenance: Regularly check, empty, and refresh the trap with new bait and soapy water.

Tips for Success:

Choose the Right Bait: Experiment to see which bait attracts the most insects.

Use Color: Wrap the bottle in colored paper or use bright accents to attract more insects.

Set Multiple Traps: For larger spaces, use several traps.

Regular Cleaning: Keep the trap clean to avoid odors and maintain effectiveness.

Benefits of DIY Traps:

Eco-Friendly: Avoids harmful chemicals, using natural ingredients.

Cost-Effective: Cheaper than commercial traps.

Customizable: Tailor bait types according to the insects in your area.

Safe for Pets and Humans: Non-toxic and harmless.

Enjoy a more peaceful, insect-free living space with this homemade fly and mosquito trap. It's a simple and effective way to keep annoying pests at bay!