Types of Mosquito Traps
- CO2-Based Traps: Mosquitoes use carbon dioxide to locate nearby meals. Therefore, traps that release the gas catch their attention.
- Light-Based Traps: As the name suggests, this type of mosquito trap works by luring the pests with bright lights.
- Homemade: Some of the most popular DIY mosquito traps include a pan of water with detergent and a soda bottle cut in two and baited with sugar water. The first trap targets breeding pests, while the second draws adult mosquitoes away from people.
Do Mosquito Traps Work?
Each type of mosquito trap will regularly catch a few of these insects. Unfortunately, they tend to fall short when it comes to infestations.
Some say neighbors who work together in setting mosquito traps might yield better results. However, there’s no proof that this would provide an effective, long-term solution.
Homeowners are better off with other types of control than trapping mosquitoes. At the first sign of a problem, contact Western Pest Services.