The mosquitoes were caught
Dan Rojas, an American man set up a makeshift trap to alleviate a major mosquito problem – and was horrified by what he caught.
According to Daily Star UK, Dan Rojas managed to trap a staggering 8,000 mosquitos in the homemade trap at his home in Florida, US, over just two nights.
He made his simple yet effective bug trap using an industrial fan and some netting.
As Dan explains in the footage posted to his popular YouTube channel, Green Power Science, he sprays the netting with rubbing alcohol to dry out the dead mosquitos in the trap.
He then removes the net and pats it down, revealing a chilling number of the killer insects.
In a caption alongside the footage, Dan says: “I trapped 8,000 mosquitoes in two nights using our mosquito trap and adding seltzer water CO2 as an off-the-shelf attractant.
“In the summer we clear our property of mosquitoes only to have the wind blow in new mosquitoes from surrounding areas.”
Dan explains how he believes the makeshift traps could be used as a cheap deterrent in countries that fall victim to Zika, Dengue and Malaria viruses.
The clip has been seen by more than 416,000 stunned fans.
“This man is a hero. 8,000 – imagine the amount of bites in that,” one viewer commented online.
Another said: “The purpose of mosquitos is purely to spread disease and control populations. That’s their purpose in an ecosystem.
“Make sure the things die.”
While a third added: “This is my dream come true I’d kill every mosquito on earth if I could. 8,000 mosquitos is too many mosquitos.”
Dan’s YouTube channel is dedicated to creating green energy sources using DIY techniques and materials.
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