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[*] posted on 2-21-2017 at 03:05 PM
Lets stop dengue and Zika together... DIY trap 15 cents


I now have a good video of how to make your own (DIY) one-way mosquito traps that you can make for 15 cents. It really works on the Aedes aegypti mosquito which can carry dengue, chikungunya, zika.

Make yourself about 6 of these and put them around your home and make some extras for neighbors. The female who is looking to lay eggs enters and can not escape. http://www.mosquitoswithoutborders.com under DIY.

Don't be a part of the problem be a part of the solution. Lets work on this together. Once your trap has some larvae show to your neighbors and teach them how to make them. Make these traps while watching TV.

Take a look at the citation on the webpage home where a Canadian university made a ovitrap with tires and the dent they put in mosquitos and dengue. This trap has far greater potential to prevent disease because it does not allow an infected mosquito to escape. The tire ones do allow for a infected female to spread disease, that is a fundamental difference. Plus if you neglect the tire one it becomes a breeding ground.




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[*] posted on 2-22-2017 at 08:50 AM


Thanks for posting this and thanks for all your hard work.

Does the trap need to be tended? I'm wondering how this will work for those of us that are away for half the year.
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[*] posted on 2-22-2017 at 09:03 AM


No it does not need to be tended.

But if possible have a caretaker add some water if it gets low.

Also I have started using our old 5 gallon water jugs and putting three traps in them near the top and they seem to work even better. I assume better airflow moisture coming out that leads the female to the water. These 5 gallon ones can hold a lot more water for extended periods. It is just harder for people to make the hole, i do it two ways, I have a diamond drill bit for large holes, $15.00 on amazon. And I also use a 1.25 inch copper fitting from home depot (a buck or two) and heat it up on the stove, or with a torch and it cuts through like butter.

This is part of the practicality of the design these can never become a part of the problem, where for instance the tire one can and will be a part of the problem if one takes even a week vacation.




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[*] posted on 2-22-2017 at 09:43 AM


Thank You Dean! This is a great idea.
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