Mosquitoes are most active at 80°F, become lethargic at 60°F, and cannot function below 50°F – Bring on Winter! Hold that thought. Because there are a number of things you can do to survive summer. Dr Janet McAllister (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) emphasizes the need for public awareness in identifying and eliminating anything that could be adding to a mosquito problem as well as the importance of using products available on the domestic market such as mosquito repellents and mosquito traps.
Mosquito traps are not a quick fix but are touted as a long term solution when used throughout the season, with many documented studies showing their ability to capture thousands in a single night. But with such an overabundance of mosquito control devices and services on the market, homeowners shouldn’t invest in any mosquito control system, whether it’s an ultrasonic device, zapper or trap before checking out advice and research from independent sources.
With a little bit of help from sites like mosquitotraps.biz. who’ve done the research on all the top traps, you don’t have to spend hours on the ‘net. Best of all they don’t sell mosquito traps – just review them. What a time saver! Because thanks in part to the early success of American Biophysics Corporation with its Mosquito Magnet® traps, there’s now stiff competition from the likes of Skeetervac®, Flowtron® Mosquito PowerTraps, Koolatron™, Mega-Catch™ , Nosquito® Mosquito Vacuum and Dynatrap®.
New for 2012 the Dynatrap® DT1100 in Designer Colors!
The Dynatrap® DT1100 features a new, sleek look and comes in a range of designer colors including bronze, blue, and green ( only while stocks last). Offering 3-way protection; a UV fluorescent bulb generates a warm light, attracting insects. Then a second lure, an exclusive Ti02 titanium dioxide-coated surface, produces CO2 that’s irresistible to mosquitoes. Third, a powerful yet whisper-quiet vacuum fan sucks insects into a retaining cage where they will dehydrate and die (usually within 24 hours). RRP $139.00
Mosquito Magnet® Executive Mosquito Trap
At $749.99, it is one of the more expensive traps on the market. However, this trap model is being touted by its makers as the best of the best in terms of reliability, durability and effectiveness. The Mosquito Magnet® Executive is cordless and according to the manufacturers specifications provides coverage of up to 1 acre. Currently it is the only model that utilizes Magnet’s® ‘Smart Technology’. An easy-to-read LCD panel on the front of the unit offers enhanced diagnostics and 4 fuel savings modes (which should mean less tank maintenance and upkeep)
A temp indicator will automatically start-up/power-down the trap when the internal temperature reading is above or below 50° F (which is typically when the mosquito breeding process starts).