Methods for Trapping Mosquitoes

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There are very few pests as dreadful as mosquitoes. Mosquitoes not only bite and suck blood but they also transmit deadly diseases. If your home or workplace is infested with mosquitoes, you need to take immediate steps and safety measures to trap them. Here are few effective methods of trapping mosquitoes.

DIY 1.5 Liter Bottle Mosquito Trap

Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide and we can use this principle to attract mosquitoes and trap them in a bottle. To make this mosquito trap at a home, you will need a 1.5-liter bottle, and a mixture of yeast, sugar, and water. When you mix these three ingredients in the bottle, CO2 is generated. The CO2 attracts mosquitoes, and since mosquitoes are attracted to black color, you can wrap the bottle in the black lining to make the mosquito trap more effective.

If you do not like the idea of making the mosquito trap at home, there are different types of mosquito traps available in the market.

Indoor Mosquito Traps

The commercially available mosquito traps run on electricity. These mosquito traps use ultraviolet lighting mechanism to attract mosquitoes towards the device. When the mosquitoes get closer, they are sucked inside and trapped, killing the mosquito by dehydration. The indoor mosquito traps are effective but only work well in an area up to 500 square feet. If you want a more effective coverage from mosquitoes, you can use mosquito repellents simultaneously.

Use Mosquito Repellents

You can save yourself from mosquitoes by using a mosquito repellent from a reliable mosquito control company.

Consumers have a wide range of choices in mosquito repellents. The most effective and safe mosquito repellents are the ones that doesn’t contains DEET as the main active ingredient. Mosquito repellents with DEET can be dangerous to small kids, therefore breastfeeding and pregnant women can only use after consulting their doctor.

The natural chemical from our Mozquit Aqua Spray interferes with the working of receptors and neurons in the mosquito antennae that is used by the mosquito to detect carbon dioxide. The result is that the mosquitoes cannot sense your presence and fly past you looking for another victim. However, the effectiveness of mosquito repellent decreases with time as the effect of the chemicals fades away, therefore you are required to re-spray the mosquito repellent whenever the smell fades.

 

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