This outdoor mosquito trap uses a pheromone to lure in insects. In particular the pheromone is designed to mimic the pheromone that female Culex mosquitoes secrete on an area when they lay eggs, leaving behind a signal that this is a good place to lay eggs. Thus, this ingenious trap is highly effective at drawing in Culex mosquitoes (the common species responsible for the spread of West Nile and Encephalitis in the US) right before they lay their eggs. Drawing in and drowning all female Culex mosquitoes for months, this trap is an extremely effective way to reduce mosquito bites and the accompanying risk of infection, since only the female mosquitoes feed on blood.
The gardeners' time-honored method -- lots of songbirds, especially purple martens! -- is no longer enough to control mosquitoes, and for those of us who spend many hours outdoors in gardens with ponds, fountains, or even dripping taps, the presence of LOTS of mosquitoes is just a given, and we need to do something about it, both to reduce the mosquito population and to feel safer. Super-expensive, motor-powered mosquito sucking machines are one answer, but this simple trap is a much more realistic and cost-effective one! Here's how it works:
All you have to do is add the water to the trap. Just pour the water into the trap, dissolve the entire packet of green pellets into the water, and then drop the lure into the water. Leave the trap uncovered for two days, then put on the lid. Mosquitoes and other flying insects will begin entering the trap after 1 to 2 weeks.
Once the trap is set up, all you have to do is maintain at least a cup's worth of water in the trap at all times. Just 2 traps covers a regular-sized yard, and 8 an entire acre. Leave them out all season, replacing them only when the water level falls too low. That's all there is to it!
This trap is very economical and easy to use, a fine alternative to expensive devices. And it reduces the overall mosquito population by capturing females about to lay eggs, thus literally preventing millions of new mosquitoes from entering the environment. Give it a try this season -- I think you'll be amazed and delighted by the results! Dimension: 8¾" High x 3¾" Wide x 3¾" Deep. Weight (Empty): 3 Ounces.