The Mosquito MagnetGarlic might help you as an individual to avoid mosquito bites. A spray of garlic might help to protect your crops. However neither of these is really an acceptable solution for keeping the pests from the back yard or garden.
There have been many products sold to deal with the problem. One of the most popular mosquito control solutions over recent years has been the Mosquito Magnet created by American Biophysics Corp.
What Is The Mosquito Magnet?The concept behind the Mosquito Magnet is very simple - it imitates us!
When we breathe out, we exhale carbon dioxide (CO2). The female mosquito is sensitive to CO2 and uses it to indicate the presence of a potential meal. Her bite is part of the normal life cycle.
The Mosquito Magnet generates carbon dioxide. It also uses octenol (1-octen-3-ol) as an additional attractant. The combination of these two results in a highly effective mosquito trap. The use of specific attractants makes this a far more sophisticated device than the traditional bug zapper.
The mosquitoes are attracted by the CO2/octenol mixture and when they approach the trap they are sucked in to a container where they die. A single Mosquito Magnet unit can attract, trap and kill a surprising number of insects in one evening.
There are a variety of models available to buy in the Mosquito Magnet range. Your choice of the best one for you will depend on the area you need to cover and other facts: for example, do you want a stand-alone unit or one which requires an external power supply? Models on the market currently include the Mosquito Magnet Defender, Liberty, Liberty Plus and Pro.
The Highland Biting Midge is also attracted by carbon dioxide, and in Scotland a version of the Mosquito Magnet is also known as the Midge Magnet.
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