This is kind of off-topic but the mosquitos in Minnesota are awful right
now. Anyone out there know of a product or pest control system that
Anyone try Coleman's mosquito deleto? I've heard both good and bad things
about this device.
Please any ideas or advice would be great!!
Thanks in advance.
I don't know anything about them, but a recent issue of Consumer
Reports says both the American Biophysics Mosquito Magnet Liberty
($500) and the Lentek Mosquito Trap MK01 ($325) work. Though
performance was rated equal the Magnet Liberty was rated substantially
more convenient to use. An Applica SonicWeb ICH 500 didn't work as
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I was wondering. What about a bare UV (blacklite) fluorescent tube, and put
it at the other end of the yard, away from people. Would it help? Would
Mosquitos just fly around it and not bother people? Or will they just ignore
it and go for the people?
Mosquitos are attracted to heat, moisture and carbon dioxide (a sweaty
human). I hear they do not pay attention to UV light (or bug zappers,
which end up zapping more harmless bugs that would normally be food for
the birds, bats and frogs).
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That's why those mosquito magnets are supposed to be so effective;they use
propane to produce heat and CO2,attracting the mosquitoes to a fan to be
sucked in and trapped.
The best bet,IMO,would be to use an area fogger and follow up with a
propane-fired mosquito trap.
Hey Robert -- I saw a system like this at Home Depot. Can't recall the name
of it offhand -- it was something like the "Bug Killer" or some similar such
thing. It supposedly works with other brands of bug zappers as well -- Home
Depot's web site has the octenol refills for 5 bucks, they last 30 days and
go up in the bottom of the zapper.
We have a Mosquito Deleto and have had good results. Kinda tough to get
refills though -- local stores here are not carrying them anymore which
really bites (if you'll pardon the pun). The curious thing -- I never see
mosquitoes on the sticky pads but I'll tell ya what, they stopped bugging us
when we put it up last year. Just odd.
The Mosquito Magnet has gotten rave reviews for quite some time and if you
can afford it I'd recommend going that route. The Liberty model is going
for something like $325 at Home Depot.
Same thing here in Oklahoma City. Put the thing out last weekend(Mosquito
Deleto), no bugs on the trap but haven't been bothered by any. Next door
neighbors said they were getting eaten alive in thier backyard. The package
comes with one repeller unit and one trap. We bought 3 more repellers at
about $10 a piece. According to the information packet, mosquitos go after
faint odors, carbon dioxide and I forgot what the 3rd was. BTW, the Coleman
portable unit runs off a regular propane tank like on a BBQ grill or you can
use the little disposable propane bottles like you find in the camping
supplies at Wal-Mart. While there, I checked the price of propane bottles
for torches since the fitting is the same and the price was almost double.
Lucky you -- our Wal-Mart is no longer carrying any of the line, a real
bummer. I don't know what those repellers do but they're awesome -- we put
in whatever area we're occupying in the front yard and don't get bit once.
Our repeller has run out of repellant and today I had to work in the front
yard -- got bit a few times. I'm really missing it. :)
I think we need another octenol strip as well. I'd really like to know what
happens to all the mosquitoes though -- never on the sticky trap, but they
vanish from the yard. Go figure.
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