The Mosquito Magnet

June 30, 2016 | Posted In: Mosquito

The person who created this invention clearly hates mosquitos. It looks like a cross between a barbecue and a motor boat, but is actually designed to catch mosquitos in your backyard. So, how do these strange contraptions work? Well, you might have already know that mosquitos are mostly able to locate their victims by sensing the carbon dioxide they exhale. What this contraption does is emits a fake “breath” of CO2 to attract the little blood-sucking vampires. Then, bugs within a radius of 1.25 acres (5,000 square meters) are sucked into the device, after which they are dehydrated…and we’re not quite sure what they want to use them for next…

Now this invention was not designed to replace mosquito nets. They are designed to be used together. Nets can still be used to protect limited spaces and block mosquitos, while the Mosquito Magnet can be used to protect larger open spaces, and will kill the mosquitos, although they have to attract them first. Use together, these two devices are potent protection against these critters.

Would you consider using the Mosquito Magnet? What do you currently use to protect larger areas against mosquitos?