Mosquitoes, meet your maker. A DIY trap kills thousands of the biting bugs

[Please let us know if you try this non-toxic mosquito elimination method… and give thanks we don’t have the biting population New Orleans does!] By Susan Langenhennig, The Times-Picayune, May 27, 2014

If you’re waging war on mosquitoes, don’t waste your money on a bug zapper. They aren’t much of a solution. You’re more likely to catch moths than mosquitoes in the buzzing devices, and, as the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board says, “bug zappers do more harm than good.”

If you want a DIY weapon for your fight against the bite, Dan Rojas of has an easy, inexpensive trap that’s both effective (it will kill thousands of mosquitoes in just 24 hours) and gratifying (you take the battle to the bugs without lifting a bottle of DEET).

In a video posted on, Rojas uses magnets to attach a mesh screen to the back of a standard-issue box fan, the kind you can find in any big-box home improvement store….

read more and see video at The Times-Picayune


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