A mosquito trap is an effective form of mosquito control inside the house or property, ranging from simple mosquito to advanced options. A trap prevents mosquitoes from breeding in your backyard by trapping and killing them instantly. It allows you to move outdoors by minimizing the mosquito population.
One of the most popular brands of mosquito control traps is Lentek. It became a household brand and was widely used because of its performance and durability.
A mosquito trap can be operated by simply pushing a button that serves as an ignition. It has a light weight and wheels so it can be moved to any location. Modern mosquito traps have advanced thermal imaging that enables the mosquito traps to catch mosquitoes in the dark. It detects mosquitoes in the dark through infrared radiation in the form of energy emitted by a moving mosquito regardless of whether there is light. A trap makes use of warmth for thermal imaging.
A trap also makes use of propane gas or liquefied petroleum gas to produce carbon-dioxide. Carbon-dioxide gas can attract mosquito for a longer period of time. A mosquito trap can also make use of chemicals such as Octenol. Octenol is combined with carbon-dioxide. Together, they can effectively trap, attract and kill mosquitoes. A mosquito trap also uses moisture.
An ordinary mosquito trap is cheaper than a mosquito magnet but not as effective in killing mosquitoes. It can greatly reduce exposure to West Nile virus. This is a newfound serious disease that can cause brain and spine swelling.
Mosquito traps are a great way to manage and control a mosquito problem in an area. Insect zappers, water treatments, and repellents are great too, but mosquito traps have the benefit of drawing in.
Most traps will work in an area that is around an acre in size! This is wonderful for backyards or properties that have a bit of acreage. A mosquito trap will help to manage dense mosquito populations so you can enjoy the outdoors. This article will go over how these traps works.
Attractant:In order for a mosquito trap to be effective it must draw mosquitoes in towards it some how. Different traps use different attractants, but the most common is carbon-dioxide. Mosquitoes have very sensitive receptors that can detect carbon-dioxide. They naturally seek out this gas because humans and other warm blooded mammals release it when they breathe. Our skin also releases small amounts of carbon dioxide.
Propane: Many mosquito traps run on propane. The traps slowly burn this propane, which then will release a lot of carbon dioxide in an area. The mosquitoes will then detect this gas, and start heading towards the source. The Blue Rino SkeeterVac is a trap that uses propane.
Titanium Dioxide: There are some other traps that will use titanium dioxide coating. This is a material which will slowly release carbon dioxide into the air. The Dynatrap Insect Eliminator uses this kind of attractant.
Catching Mechanism:After the mosquito trap lures the insect to it, it needs a way to capture it and hold it. Different traps do this in different ways. You will find that most effective traps use a vacuum to constantly suck in air near the carbon dioxide source. The vacuum will suck them into a chamber they cannot escape from. Other traps will make use of sticky paper to hold the mosquitoes.