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We live in an area with lots of Mosequitos. We currently have a 'Bug Eater' but Mosquites are still a problem.

Available traps

Mosquito attractants:

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2): Female mosquitoes host-seek using the carbon dioxide we breathe out.
  • Lactic acid: Produced as a result of vertebrate muscle metabolism in humans and animals and emitted through the skin.
  • Octenol: Produced naturally in human perspiration.
  • Heat: Mosquitoes are drawn to our body heat.
  • Spectrum light: Different species of mosquitoes are drawn to different wavelengths of light
  • Ultraviolet light (UV): A certain wavelength of UV attracts some species.
  • Sound: High frequency “feeding frenzy” sound attracts female mosquitoes.
  • Movement: Mosquitoes are attracted to movement
  • Colour: Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours.
  • Moisture: Mosquitoes look for moisture in our perspiration.

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