Do Mosquito Traps Really Work?
Your local hardware or home stores likely carry an abundance of mosquito traps. But are these mosquito traps effective? With increasingly advanced technology, most mosquito traps are an effective means of controlling nuisance mosquito populations in Eastern and Central Virginia.
There are many mosquito traps, but they are all generally considered to be effective in reducing mosquito populations. This is because mosquito traps target egg-laying females in order to slow the reproduction rate.
Mosquito Traps 101
There are a variety of types of mosquito traps that all function in a variety of ways. Here’s what to know:
- Mosquito traps typically work by luring in female mosquitoes, which are the ones that will bite.
- Traps will mimic the scents or other signals mosquitoes use to locate blood to feed on.
- The most common signals used within traps to achieve this are carbon dioxide (which mimics human breath), heat, fragrances, and light.
- 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.
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C02 Mosquito Traps
To locate hosts to feed on, mosquitoes rely on human breath (or carbon dioxide). A carbon dioxide mosquito trap mimics the scent of human or animal breath by emitting C02 gas. After luring the mosquitoes inside the trap, they will be unable to leave. Usually, the mosquito becomes stuck to a sticky surface or zapped. The goal of C02 traps is to lure in and eliminate female mosquitoes to stop the population from reproducing.
Best Mosquito Traps in [tls_cty]
If you want to pick out the best mosquito trap for your yard, 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 Loyal Termite & Pest Control to learn more today!
Do Mosquito Traps Really Work? in Virginia
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