How It Works
THE MOSQUITO SLAYER SYSTEM
When the female mosquitoes draw close to the trap, circulating air forces her into a collection tray of solution where they drown.
No trap will totally clear the entire mosquitoes. However, the Mosquito Slayer System is tailored to specific requirements and will, when used according to best practice, significantly reduce mosquito populations in defined areas and reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease.
For every female mosquito caught, 300 to 6000 potential offspring will be eliminated. Only female mosquitoes bite humans and transmit diseases. Mosquito Slayer Traps are specifically designed to attract female mosquitoes. A field test and scientific testing showed 98% of the mosquitoes caught by the trap were female, while only 1% was male.
Mosquito Trap - More Details - How each of the Ten Scientifically Proven Attractants work
Mosquitoes can detect the CO2 from a human’s breath from up to 30 meters (98 feet) away. Female mosquitoes use CO2 to orient themselves towards a suitable host to feed on. Carbon dioxide is the primary attractant to most species of mosquitoes.
02 LACTIC LURE:
Released naturally through human perspiration and animal sweat. Its effectiveness is enhanced by Carbon Dioxide.
Mosquitoes are drawn to the human body heat. A heating element in the trap produces a controlled changing radiating warm surface that closely mimics typical body temperature.
Octenol is attractive to many species of mosquitoes especially when combined with Carbon Dioxide. Octenol is a naturally occurring by-product that comes from animals that ingest large amounts of vegetable matter, such as cattle.
The trap produces a moist, warm air stream that simulates human perspiration. Moisture is provided by evaporation induced by the fan circulating warm air that passes over the lactic water solution in the collection tray.
06 SPECTRUM LIGHT:
Random frequencies of pulsed light are refracted through a prismatic disperser to provide a wide spectrum of attractive light wavelengths to cater to the selective nature of some mosquito species.
07 ULTRAVIOLET RAYS (UV RAYS):
UV light attracts many species particularly the nocturnal ones.
Amplified high frequency sound mimics the sound of a blood-feeding female mosquito to attract other females to join in the blood feed.
Mosquitoes are attracted to the movement of potential hosts. The pulsing of the spectrum light gives the illusion of movement to a female mosquito.
Mosquitoes are drawn to the combination of black and light colors, which is reflected in the color of the Mosquito Slayer casing. This appearance guides in-flight mosquitoes towards a host.