Pest ControlDiy Recycled Tire Mosquito Trap

Diy Recycled Tire Mosquito Trap

If you are worried about all the new viruses spread by mosquitos that are in the news, check out this new diy recycled tire mosquito trap. It was made by  Canadian and Mexican researchers and is called Ovillanta. It is a super cheap way to trap and destroy mosquito eggs to prevent them from hatching thus reducing the number of mosquitos. It has been used is Guatemala and helped to prevent dengue fever.

Diy Recycled Tire Mosquito Trap

The concept is genius because it uses old tires which are already known as breeding grounds for mosquitos. The mosquitos love the tires because they hold rain water which they need to lay their egg in  and being black they attract the sun light so they are warm. Perfect for mosquito breeding. The trap uses the same concept. The tire is cut and made into the trap. Then it is filled with a milk based liquid to attract the mosquitos. When  the eggs hatch a pheromone is released by the larva into the water which the female mosquitos are attracted to and so i will be bait for future mosquitos.

Every so many days the water is filtered through cloth to remove the larva and the liquid is returned to the trap so that the pheromone is retained in the tire. This way any mosquitos in the area will hopefully lay their eggs in the tire trap and the larva can be destroyed thus reducing the mosquito population and hopefully the spread of viruses.     Airriters shares more info on the Ovillanto and you can find a video below that shows how to make one from Guatchi Nango.

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