A new weapon to help ‘fight the bite’ from America’s most unwanted; the aggressive, disease-carrying, Asian Tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is now in stock!
The patent-pending, Mega-Catch™ 3000 combo lure developed by and exclusive to Mega-Catch™, is designed to enhance trap performance and increase capture rates. The EPA approved combination lure incorporates synthetic Octenol, lactic acid and other ingredients specifically formulated then blended, to attract the Asian Tiger and other nuisance mosquitoes, sand flies, black flies and biting midges (no-see-ums).
The use of attractant lures in mosquito traps has been shown to significantly increase capture rates of most mosquito species. Research conducted using traps baited with a combination of Octenol and lactic acid, recorded the capture of various mosquito species including the Asian Tiger, was TWO to THREE times greater than traps baited with Octenol alone.
“We feel that you can use attractants in a trapping strategy to divert mosquitoes away from biting people,” says USDA entomologist Dr Daniel Kline. “If you can keep them from biting people you can stop the disease transmission”. (Seed Magazine – June 15, 2009)
Since its accidental introduction into the U.S. through a shipment of used car tires into the port of Houston back in 1985, the Asian Tiger mosquito has continued to flourish. Steadily invading southern and southeastern states, officials have reported its presence in more than 36 states so far.
The Asian Tiger is widely regarded as the most invasive mosquito species in the world and is medically significant because of its aggressive daytime human-biting behaviour and ability to transmit debilitating, even deadly diseases with a single bite. In laboratory settings it has been found to be a successful vector of over 30 arboviruses including Dengue fever, Chikungunya, Encephalitis and West Nile virus – a serious, life-altering and even fatal disease.
“This new lure, developed to work in all of our mosquito traps will literally be a godsend for those people living in states where the Asian Tiger is now rampant” predicts Mega-Catch’s Mike Bremner.
Mega-Catch™ 3000 cartridges are effective for up to 30 days depending on weather conditions
For more information on the Mega-Catch™ 3000 go to http://www.megacatch.com/megacatch3000combolure.html
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