Archive for August, 2010

Mega-Catch™ Mosquito Traps for DIY Mosquito Control

 

Trap Placement:
In one study trap location made up to a four-fold difference in catch rates.  So the first thing we recommend is to check out the ‘battle-ground’.  Walk around your yard and try and identify the areas where mosquitoes are most bothersome i.e. ‘the source’.   Then set up your trap between the source of the mosquitoes and where people gather i.e. decks and patios.  Position upwind and in a shaded area because most mosquito species are poor flyers and avoid the sun.

Your Mega-Catch™ trap will act like a decoy in a sense; attracting mosquitoes towards it and away from humans.  Never put mosquito traps near people (20-30 feet is the recommended distance) because given the choice most mosquitoes will go for real rather than replica any day! (more…)

Implement Some DIY Mosquito Control to Mark World Mosquito Day With Mega-Catch™

World Mosquito Day has become an ‘awareness day’ to remind the public about the continuing threat of malaria and other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, but it actually marks the anniversary of one of the most important scientific discoveries in the battle against malaria and was originated by the man who made that discovery. On August 20 1897, British army doctor Ronald Ross was working in Secunderabad in India, dissecting the stomach tissue of an Anopheline mosquito known to have fed on a patient with malaria.  Ross discovered the malaria parasite and established the role of the Anopheles mosquitoes in the transmission of malaria parasites in humans.  Through further research using malarious birds, he was able to ascertain the entire life cycle of the malaria parasite, including its presence in the mosquito’s salivary glands.  Ross, credited with the discovery of the transmission of malaria by mosquitoes was honoured with a Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1902 and a knighthood in 1911. (more…)

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