Anti-mosquito device kills 1200 bugs/night

Anti-mosquito device kills 1200 bugs/night

This ingenious, hulking, $200 electric mosquito-catcher can nuke 1,200 bloodsuckers a night: The trap uses a strip of octenol (to generate a scent that resembles breath), a UV bulb, and flashing LEDs (oscillating frequencies determined to coincide with spectral sensitivities of many mosquitoes).

When mosquitoes get close to the trap, the patented airflow system that disperses the attractant sucks the insects inside, where they are collected in a mesh catch bag or a liquid catch pan that is easy and safe to empty. In a USDA suburban test, our trap captured up to 1,200 mosquitoes in a single night and diminished mosquito populations over an entire acre.

(via OhGizmo)

clock Posted Mon Jun 5th, 2006

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