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Do Mosquito Traps Really Work?

A mosquito trap is exactly what it sounds like: a contraption that works to draw mosquitoes in and prevent them from leaving. Mosquito traps are an increasingly effective means of controlling nuisance mosquito populations. Advanced technology has allowed for mosquito traps that not only limit adult mosquito populations but target egg-laying female mosquitoes. While they won’t control a serious infestation, mosquito traps are considered to be effective in providing a noticeable reduction in mosquito populations.

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Mosquito Trap Process

There are many different types of mosquito traps that vary in their effectiveness. Here’s what to know:

  1. Most traps work by luring in female mosquitoes, which are the ones that will bite. 
  2. Traps will mimic the scents or other signals mosquitoes use to locate blood to feed on. 
  3. The most common signals used within traps to achieve this are carbon dioxide (which mimics human breath), heat, fragrances, and light. 
  4. The trapping methods also differ: some mosquito traps utilize a fan that suck the mosquitoes in, others use an electrocution setup, or a sticky surface to capture the insects.

Do Carbon Dioxide Mosquito Traps Work?

Mosquitoes use scent to locate humans, specifically human breath or carbon dioxide. A carbon dioxide mosquito trap mimics the way human or animal breath smells by emitting carbon dioxide gas. Once the mosquitoes enter the trap, they will not be able to leave. This is due to being sucked in by a fan, stuck on a sticky surface, or electrocuted. The goal of C02 traps is to lure in and eliminate female mosquitoes to stop the population from reproducing.

Are Mosquito Traps Effective in Bristol and Johnson City?

With the number of mosquito traps available, how do you know which one is best for your property? For best results using a trap, it’s best to get the opinion of your local mosquito exterminator. A local expert will have the knowledge required to understand how to get rid of the mosquito populations commonly found in your area. Contact Leo’s Pest Control to learn more today!

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