Mega-Catch™ Unveils New Generation Mosquito Trap
There are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes worldwide and about 200 species occur in the U.S. Each species is unique and each is attracted by different combinations of sensory stimuli including different spectral frequencies and different by-products of human/animal activity like perspiration. Research has shown that even miniscule changes in the concentration of these stimuli can have an impact on catch rates. In almost all cases it is important that stimuli fluctuate rather than be static in order to mimic human activity.
Mega-Catch’s™ PRO 900 Series Mosquito Traps have been specifically designed with all these considerations in mind. Combining proven performance, ground breaking features plus Mega-Catch’s™ patented technology, the PRO 900 Series represents a dramatic increase in trap capabilities. With the addition of a brand new model, the PREMIER XC, there are now four traps included in the PRO 900 Series line up.
The latest mosquito control technology at the touch of a button! The Mega-Catch™ PREMIER XC Mosquito Trap, or so called ‘transformer trap’ can attract mosquitoes and other biting insects from as far away as 120 feet.
Both safe and effective, this state of the art machine employs a sophisticated infrared energy source combined with an integrated LED lighting display, which produces light in the visible and invisible spectrum at oscillating frequencies known to attract most mosquito species. The XC can be further enhanced with the use of optional attractants; the Mega-Catch™ Octenol fragrance strip, or the Mega-Catch™ 3000 combination lure. The combination lure, developed by Mega-Catch™ and released in 2010, was specifically formulated to increase capture rates of nuisance mosquitoes including the invasive, disease carrying, Asian Tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus).
An optional upgrade kit (sold separately) converts or ‘transforms’ the PREMIER XC to top of the line ULTRA trap specifications, making it Carbon Dioxide (C02) capable. While Mega-Catch™ Traps don’t need C02 to attract mosquitoes, operation of the patented C02 Gas Attractant System does enable the traps to replicate a key feature of human and animal respiration by releasing or ‘exhaling’ variable amounts of C02 into the air plume. Mosquitoes then use this air plume to navigate their way to the trap. Use of this system while optional, can increase the capture rates of a wider range of mosquito species by as much as 300 to 400%.
For gadget lovers, an ULTRA manual plus a full set of stick on ULTRA badges (included in the kit) completes the transformation.