I read an article the other day that I cannot find now. So, I’ll summarize it.
How to get rid of mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes (and ticks) are attracted to CO2.
We exhale CO2. Hence, Mosquitoes and ticks are attracted to us.
Yeast also creates CO2.
Take 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water and boil until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Once the sugar is dissolved, take 2 cups of cool water to cool the sugar water down but still very warm.
Add a teaspoon of yeast to the mixture.
Take a plastic liter bottle and cut the top off where the plastic goes from straight up and down to beginning to curve inward for the spout.
Now you have the liter bottle in 2 pieces.
Put your sugar and yeast mixture into the bottom of the bottle.
Invert the top and tape or glue or somehow attach it to the other part of the bottle, creating a funnel. Make sure there are no openings around the edges.
Put the bottle in a shady area. The article mentioned that mosquitoes and ticks like dark and shade and suggested that you may even want to paint the bottle black, or cover with black construction paper.
The mosquitoes and ticks are attracted by the CO2 and go into the funnel but cannot get out.