How to Create an Effective Mosquito Trap Using Dry Ice This Summer
Summer is a fun and exciting season to be outside enjoying the weather! However, it is also unfortunately a time when mosquitoes come out to bite in the evenings. Although eating outside can be fun on a warm evening, it can also result in itchy mosquito bites all over your body. If your yard typically holds a lot of water following heavy rain in the summer, you may be more susceptible to mosquitos in your yard. Consider this easy DIY method for keeping mosquitos away from your outdoor space with dry ice.
How Dry Ice Works to Keep Mosquitos Away
You may be wondering, how can dry ice keep mosquitos away? Dry ice transitions from a solid to gas through the process of sublimation as warms. Because the dry ice is carbon dioxide, it attracts mosquitoes into the trap by making them think there is an animal nearby. With this, the dry ice is used to lure mosquitoes to a different section of your yard so that they are not near you as you are eating or spending time outside.
How to Successfully Make a Trap
Since carbon dioxide attracts the mosquitoes by scent, it is crucial to place the trap in a separate area of your yard away from where you plan to spend your evening. Buy your dry ice and place it in into a cloth bag so that the carbon dioxide gas can escape through the material. If you notice that your yard is particularly buggy, you may need to create a few traps for this method to be successful on your property. Now that you have built the bait, it will be easy to rid your outdoor dining and seating space of the mosquitoes. You can find bug traps at almost any retail store to use for this method.
Start Enjoying Your Outdoor Space Again
Get back to enjoying summer nights in your outdoor space without the hassle of pesky mosquitoes ruining your time! In using a simple solution such as a dry ice mosquito trap, you can sit outside and enjoy quality time with your friends and family on a summer evening.
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Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our dry ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.