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Do Mosquito Traps Really Work?

Mosquito traps are an increasingly effective means of controlling nuisance mosquito populations. Advanced technology has allowed for mosquito traps that not only limit adult mosquito populations but target egg-laying female mosquitoes. 

There are many mosquito traps to choose from, but they are generally considered to be effective in providing a noticeable reduction in mosquito populations.

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What Do Mosquito Traps Do?

There are many different styles of mosquito traps that all are effective in their own ways. Here are some of the basics to know about mosquito traps:

  1. Many kinds of traps work by luring in biting female mosquitoes.
  2. Traps will mimic scents and other signals mosquitoes use to find potential hosts.
  3. Signals that traps use to achieve this effect include carbon dioxide (which mimics human breath), heat, fragrances, and light.
  4. Some alternative methods include fans that suck the mosquitoes in, electrocution setups, and sticky surfaces to capture them.

How Do Carbon Dioxide Mosquito Traps Work?

Mosquitoes rely heavily on detecting carbon dioxide emissions to locate hosts to feed on. A carbon dioxide mosquito trap simulates the way that gas is released when humans or animals exhale. Once the mosquitoes enter the trap, they will become stuck, either due to being sucked in by a fan, stuck on a sticky surface, or electrocuted. The goal of C02 traps is to eliminate female mosquitoes, thus preventing the population from reproducing.

Do Mosquito Traps Work Well in Lubbock TX?

When it comes to picking the best mosquito trap, it’s best to ask your local mosquito exterminator for their opinion. A local expert will have have the necessary experience trapping mosquitoes in your area to recommend the best possible option.

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