Mosquito Trap Reviews
Choosing the Right Mosquito Trap
With all the mosquito traps on the market today, it’s a mind-boggling task deciding which make and model to chose. So if you are considering buying a mosquito trap, then thanks to the global reach of the Internet, you can readily compare mosquito traps, access published test results and customer feedback from around the world.
Published Test Results Comparing Ten Mosquito Traps
A side-by-side study comparing 10 commercially available mosquito traps conducted by Dr Scott A. Ritchie, PhD (University of Florida) & Dr Craig R. Williams, PhD (University of South Australia) in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia.
The ten mosquito traps tested were:
- Mega-Catch™ Premier
- Mega-Catch™ Alpha
- Mosquito Magnet® Defender
- Mosquito Power Trap MT200
- Lentek™ MT
- Skeeter Vac® SV1000
- Sonic Web
- Lentek™ Ecotrap
- Mosquito Deleto 2200 System
Utilizing octenol lures, the traps were operated according to the manufacturer’s instructions and were rotated randomly through 12 sites over 12 nights (from approximately one hour prior to sunset until approximately one hour after sunrise). This rotation negated any influence of position on trap performance.
A total of 36,786 female mosquitoes were captured by the traps used in the study. The Mega-Catch™ Premier (1343 per night) and Mega-Catch™ Alpha prototype (752 per night) were the two best traps, followed by the Mosquito Magnet® Defender (471 per night). The remaining traps all captured mosquitoes, with means ranging from six to 215 mosquitoes per night.
The researchers concluded that the Mega-Catch™ Premier Mosquito Trap not only caught the most mosquitoes of the traps, but also did so without the use of carbon dioxide as an attractant. The researchers also noted that the Mega-Catch™ Premier consistently out-performed six other traps that released carbon dioxide. “Such mosquito-catching properties are rare in a trap that does not use carbon-dioxide,” the researchers said.
With a little bit of time and effort you should be able to determine the best mosquito trap for your yard.