There are a wide variety of products on the market that make the claim that they are the ultimate mosquito killer. In this article we will endeavor to provide you with the information required to make up your own mind as to which product best suits your needs and is the ultimate mosquito killer for you.
Types of Mosquito Killers
Mosquito killing devices come in many shapes and sizes. Some are powered by electricity, some by propane, and some require no power at all. Some of them will use chemicals, which others use other attractants. In most cases you'll find that the types are also seperated by the area they are designed to cover. The larger models are designed for areas up to and above an acre, while there are also personal models available if you're just worried about protecting yourself.
What makes a good mosquito killer
In order to be usefull for killing mosquitoes, a product must first be able to attract them. There are a number of theories as to what will attract mosquitoes. To make it even more difficult there are also a number of different types of mosquitoes, and attractants that work for some do not work for others. Most companies seem to agree that heat and carbon dioxide are the main attractants, but most products have a wide variety of other attractants built in. They range from blue lights, to octenol and other chemicals, moisture, and even airflow and movement. Make sure when you're researching mosquito killers, that you take note of what species of mosquitoes live in your area, as this will affect which trap works best for you.
Once the mosquitoes are attracted to the trap, the next step is to actually trap them so that they cannot escape. Many of the higher end products will use powerful fans to pull the mosquitoes into a containment area where they eventually perish. Others will simply fry the mosquito with electricity.
There is not a single ultimate mosquito killer. Research a variety of products and choose the one that is right for you.
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