The Mosquito is tricked into thinking the trap is a human or a warm-blooded animal because the trap imitates our bodies.
As a result, the mosquito traps emit carbon dioxide when the mosquito detects the chemical that attracts them, approaches the trap, and is drawn within, resulting in death.
Types of mosquito traps
Mosquito traps have a variety of features. These characteristics are what distinguish one type from another. Mosquitoes are drawn to the traps by the features. The following are examples of mosquito traps:
1. Carbon dioxide trap (Co2)
This type is designed to produce the same amount of carbon dioxide that we exhale. Mosquitoes are drawn to carbon dioxide and kill it because it attracts them.
2. Propane mosquito trap
This trap looks like a human and emits carbon dioxide, heat, and odors that attract mosquitoes. The propane trap is typically used outside and is fairly costly.
How does the propane trap work? Propane produces carbon dioxide as it burns. At the same time, it releases heat and moisture as attractants. When the Mosquito is drawn in, the gadget creates a vacuum, sucking the Mosquito into a container, where it dehydrates and dies.
The Trap can be enhanced by adding mosquito-attracting baits such as Octenol.
They kill not only mosquitos but also other insects.
Wireless propane design is available. The main negative is that it is barely 15 feet away from a residential property.
3. H2O mosquito traps
Mosquitoes are attracted to stagnant water, and they lay their eggs in the water’s vicinity, which is the optimum spot for larvae to develop happily.
H2O traps have an open water tray that attracts mosquitos and kills them.
The H2O Trap attracts mosquitos by combining light and technology.
This form of trap is less expensive, but you must remove the captured mosquitoes, change the water, and replace it.
Because the H2O Trap emits no gas or poison, it can be used both indoors and outdoors.
4. Heat Trap
As previously said, Mosquitoes are attracted to the warmth of human bodies. The heat trap is designed to mimic the heat that a human body creates, attracting mosquitos. It can be utilized both indoors and outdoors, covering up to 2 acres if the house is not too tiny.
5. Mosquito light Trap
UV light is used in mosquito light traps to attract all winged insects, including mosquitoes. UV light attracts Mosquitos, which are then killed by the UV trap.
The majority are connected to a power outlet, a computer, a laptop, or a USB port. The UV trap can be used indoors or outdoors as long as power is available.
The majority of them must empty the container of dead mosquitoes.
The nicest part about UV traps is that they do not produce excessive heat and emit no gas, making them ideal for usage near a newborn cot.
They are less effective than the others, thus they are best used in locations with fewer mosquitos.
Hoont Mosquito killer and Trap is a perfect unit to prevent your Mosquito both indoors and outdoors. It is ideal for areas like homes, offices, kitchens, restaurants, schools, gardens, yards, pool areas, and commercial and industrial use.
This product features a bright UV bulb that flies find irresistible. It also has fun that catches the flies inside the Trap and prevents them from escaping.
The Trap is only used to control mosquitoes but attracts other insects flies, gnats, flies, wasps, beetles, and much more.
To operate the product, you need to plug the Trap into electricity and your area becomes a Mosquito free.
It comes with an optional stand that can help keep the product elevated.
Looking for something to be used in areas with kids and pets, this is the right product because it attracts mosquitoes without harmful chemicals.
Have you been driven crazy by Mosquitoes, flies, gnats, wasps, and bugs? Well, you will no longer have to deal with them, thanks to the Lumapest insect trap.
This insect-killer machine attracts and eliminates any insect that comes near it.
Lumapest Insect Trap is a Nontoxic solution. It doesn’t use pest-repelling sprays and other harmful chemicals to get rid of mosquitoes. Lumapest has a safer nontoxic solution to the insect problem. It has a UV light, and a water tray that attracts many different kinds of bugs, and the suction fan collects them into a bucket. Theirs is no need for chemicals, zapping, or electric shock.
Lumapest can be used both indoors and outdoors. When used outdoors, it has a four-legged base stand to stabilize on the lawn or any other surface. You can still use the Trap indoors without the stand. The Trap has a waterproof system so that it can be used even in raining season.
It is effortless to operate the Trap. You only need to plug it in power using its long wire, and the UV bulb will light up. Cleaning is super easy. You only need to remove the tray and wash it with warm water and let it dry so that you can use it again. That was easy, wasn’t it?
Lumapest trap comes with two years warranty. If Your first two years since purchasing seem to malfunction, you can contact the Lamapest Company and they will either fix it or replace the problematic Mosquito Trap. Lumapest is very confident about the efficacy, quality, and practicality of its insect trap with the stand.
The Dynatrap insect trap attracts, traps, and kills mosquitoes and other flying insects in three ways. Which include:
It features a fluorescent UV bulb that produces warm blue light that attracts the Mosquito.
It also features a titanium dioxide-coated surface that produces CO2.
The Trap has a powerful, whisper-quiet fan that pulls and traps insects inside the catch basket without using any harmful pesticides or other chemicals. The Mosquito is retained in the cage or catches basket where they are dehydrated and die within 24 hours.
This product is ideal for outdoor and indoor to eliminate flying insects such as mosquitoes, biting flies, Asian beetles, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, moths, and stink bugs. Also, it is suitable for use in all weather conditions.
The Dynatrap 1050 offers coverage up to ½ an acre, but the company offers other models that cover different coverage areas. Refer below for you to get the right model for the right coverage area
This Dynatrap product is an indoor insect trap that helps protect your home from flying insect that carries diseases.
It requires electricity to operate, make sure you can easily plug it into a standard 110 volts outlet.
The Trap has a stylish design and is wall mountable to protect up to 1250 feet of indoor space, making it ideal for kitchens, dining rooms, and offices. This brand has more model that has different acre coverage. Find out here
This Trap traps insects with no use of chemicals, pesticides, or propane.
Indoor Trap comes with mounting hardware, which makes it possible to be mounted on the wall or can be placed on the tabletop.
The UV bulb can be used for 3,000 hours or approximately four months, but the replacement bulb is available in the nearest store.
It traps insects using 3-ways protection, which includes:
Features fluorescent UV bulb which emits a warm blue light that attracts insect
It has a titanium dioxide-coated surface that produces carbon dioxide which attracts the insect.
It has a powerful vacuum fan that quietly captures insects in the retaining cage where they dehydrate and die within 24 hours.
The Koolatran mosquito trap requires the installation of a 20-pound propane tank which is sold separately. It converts propane gas into carbon dioxide and uses octanol to attract mosquitoes. It emits moisture and heat similar to that given off by the human body which attracts mosquitoes.
It has an airflow vacuum that sucks the insects where they dehydrate and die. The vacuum is powered by thermoelectric technology for use even where there is a power outage.
This product is a cordless trap and is powerful to cover 1 acre.
The Mosquito Magnet MM3300B is an Odorless and silent Mosquito Trap, which efficiently attracts and captures mosquitoes and other pesky insects including House flies, Black flies, no-see-ums, and many other aggravating pests. It can cover an area of up to one acre and is for outdoor use only.
The Mosquito magnet trap protects up to one acre, and the exclusive 360-degree support ensures that you are entirely protected to all angles around the Trap.
The Mosquito Magnet MM4200B Trap works by mimicking the way humans attract mosquitoes and different insects. It uses a counterflow technology, whereby it emits a combination of carbon dioxide, heat, and Moisture, attracting, capturing, and keeping away mosquitoes and other insects from you and your surroundings.
The Trap is designed out of heavy-duty metal and plastic, making it very long-lasting and durable. It has a huge trap bag, making it easier to maintain the Trap since you don’t have to clean out the Net often. The MM3300D Trap comes already assembled, you don’t have to spend hours assembling and putting parts together.
To disrupt the Mosquito breeding cycles, the Mosquito Magnet MM3300B Trap should be used continuously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the best result.
The Flowtron BK electronic insect killer is recommended for outdoor use only. It is recommended not to keep the trap within 25 feet area intended for human activity. Also, it should not be attached to the house.
The trap is connected to electricity and uses a 15-watt bulb. The bulb produces ultraviolet black light which eliminates thousands of flying insects. The bulb is easily replaced.
This product can be added octanol attractant, which is optional to lure mosquitoes.
It has a patented non-clogging killing grid which is powered by a high-voltage transformer to lure mosquitoes.
This brand comes in different sizes according to acre coverage:
Hausbell Mosquito trap works excellent with an attractant, which is placed at the bottom. The attractant is sold separately.
This product attracts mosquitoes using LED light, which is all around the unit. Once the mosquito is drawn, the trap has 360 all-around suction where the mosquitoes are sucked into a removable cage with a built-in cage. The mosquito will be dehydrated to death by the strong airflow.
How to use the Hausbell mosquito trap
Make sure you use it in dark and closed places
Place the attractant at the bottom of the unit to make it more effective.
Make sure you have closed all the doors and windows.
Place it 0.7-1 meters above the ground.
Turn it on 3 hours before you sleep and make sure the light is off.
Continuously run it for more than one week in the room to kill almost all mosquitoes.
Clean it once in 2-4 weeks.
It is USB powered making the Hausbell mosquito trap portable. Also, it is compact and lightweight making it easy to carry from one place like the living room, store, kitchen, enclosed garage bedroom, basement, café, restaurant, office, or any outdoor enclosed space
The fan is silent, uses no chemicals, and is non-toxic, making this trap perfect and safe for babies, toddlers, and pregnant moms.
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Homemade Mosquito Trap
Homemade Mosquito Traps
Homemade mosquito traps are DIY Mosquito traps that work
I have prepared lists of websites that can help make a mosquito trap at home. The materials used to make are readily available at your nearest store or online store.
Homemade mosquito trap using brown sugar and Yeast
A mosquito trap is one of the safe ways to control and kill mosquitoes because no harmful chemicals are used. Make sure you choose the right place to put it for it to be effective.
Where to place mosquito trap
The mosquito trap can be used either indoors or outdoors.
An indoor trap is used inside the house while outdoor are used outside the house.
I cannot afford/ I don’t want mosquito trap what other alternatives
For those who cannot afford or don’t want mosquito traps the other alternative you have is to make them at home.
Does mosquito trap work with other light?
Mosquito trap works with all lighting conditions but it is more effective in dark rooms than when the ultraviolet is more attractive to flies.
Do DIY mosquito trap work?
A homemade mosquito trap works well. For instance, the trap made of sugar and Yeast the final product produces carbon dioxide that is an excellent attractant to the mosquito. Making a mosquito trap using dish soap also works well. Make the trap using dish soap place it outside or where there is a mosquito. Since mosquitoes are attracted to water, they will get inside and get trapped eventually die. Also making mosquito traps using vinegar works very well. The vinegar is mixed with baking soda, and once they come into contact, they produce carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes well.
SAMMY MWANGI the editor of Autohomegadgets.com. He is an Electronics Technician enthusiast and a Sales Manager in one of the leading ICT companies in Africa. When he is not working, he loves to travel and explore nature. He is a Robot fanatic too.