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Do Mosquito Traps Really Work?

As our technology has advanced, mosquito traps have become more than just preventative of adult mosquitoes – now, some kinds can specifically target females, stifling population growth.

Although there are many kinds of mosquito traps to choose from, they are all generally considered to be effective in yielding a noticeable reduction in mosquito populations.

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How Does a Mosquito Trap Work?

There are many different types of mosquito traps, all of which employ different strategies. Here is some basic information about mosquito traps that you should know:

  1. Some traps prioritize luring in female mosquitoes, which are the ones that will bite and lay eggs.
  2. Other traps will lure in mosquitoes by producing signals or scents that they are attracted to. 
  3. Popularly used signals that mosquito traps will emit are carbon dioxide (which is released in human breath), fragrances, heat, and light. 
  4. Some traps aim for a more physical approach, like fans, electrocution, or a sticky surface to catch mosquitoes on.

What Do Carbon Dioxide Mosquito Traps Do?

Mosquitoes often find human hosts by picking up on the carbon dioxide that is released when we exhale. A carbon dioxide mosquito sends a false signal to mosquitoes that there are humans around. Once the mosquitoes enter the trap, they will not be able to leave, usually because they’ve been trapped by a fan, electrocuted, or are stuck to a surface. Carbon dioxide traps work to attract and eliminate female mosquitoes to slow down or put an end to the reproductive cycle.

Do Mosquito Traps Work in El Paso?

Your local mosquito exterminator can help you pick out the right mosquito trap for your yard. A local expert will be trained to assess mosquito outbreaks in your area and recommend the quickest and most effective solution. Contact Pest Defense Solutions to learn more today!

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