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alec_t

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Define "best".
 

Grossel

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Hi.

How do you plan to attract mosquitos using electric circuits only?

To kill mosquitos, you need to figure a way to attract them to the trap. Remember that mosquitos attract to the breath of mamals, that's why they always find you.

You don't solve mosquitos invasion by "building any clever circuit", you got to get hands in something like a "Mosquito Magnet Patriot". It has it's cost but it does the job - I bought one my self a couple of years ago.
 

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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_pest_control

Electronic pest control

Effects on mosquitoes[edit]
  • A 2007 review article examined 10 field studies, in which ultrasonic repellent devices had been put to the test, and concluded they "have no effect on preventing mosquito bites" and "should not be recommended or used". It goes on: "Given these findings from 10 carefully conducted studies, it would not be worthwhile to conduct further research on EMRs [electronic mosquito repellents] in preventing mosquitoes biting or in trying to prevent the acquisition of malaria".[9]
  • Bart Knols, an entomologist who chairs the advisory board of the Dutch Malaria Foundation and edits the website Malaria World, claims there is "no scientific evidence whatsoever" that ultrasound repels mosquitoes.[10]
  • In 2005, the British consumer magazine Holiday reported the results of its test of a range of mosquito deterrents. The magazine's editor Lorna Cowan described the four appliances that used a buzzer as "a shocking waste of money" which "should be removed from sale". One, the Lovebug, a ladybird-shaped gadget designed to be clipped onto a baby's cot or child's pushchair - was singled out as a particular cause for concern, because of the likelihood that parents would trust it to keep mosquitoes away, and their children would be hurt as a result. (The Lovebug is still readily available in Europe, though it was withdrawn from the US market after the Federal Trade Commission reprimanded the manufacturer Prince Lionheart.)[10]
Most bug zapper circuits attract the bugs that kill mosquitoes. Seem to recall that mosquitoes are not attracted to zappers.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/07/970730060806.htm
 

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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_pest_control

Electronic pest control



Most bug zapper circuits attract the bugs that kill mosquitoes. Seem to recall that mosquitoes are not attracted to zappers.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/07/970730060806.htm
Hmm, perhaps the thing to do is have high volts and something that attracts the little buggers; maybe the smell of animal breath.

I saw a fly killer in Spain that was very effective- it had sugar in it.

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Hmm, perhaps the thing to do is have high volts and something that attracts the little buggers; maybe the smell of animal breath.
That's what the one Grossel referenced does. It uses a propane flame that gives off CO2 to attract them and a electronic circuit to kill them.
 

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Why bother attracting them when you can zap them from 25-100 meters away?

http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/military/laser-bug-zapper-inches-to-market-
Collatoral damage to mammals can high if in the area and it's expense is consumer prohibitive.

The best I've seen bags a pound of mosquitoes a week in a net for easy removal . It used ; a propane CO generator that gets hot and powers a muffler catalytic convertor that generates CO2 plus some vapors added to boost the attractant out a center pipe while a muffin fan draws air in a tuba to collect the buggers into the small bag and dual purpose, cool the small Hibachi -size BBQ like sealed heater/container CO generator. Very Effective. about 1800$.

BUt for large town elimination of bugs, fogging toxic chemicals works best after warning those concerned ahead of time.
 
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