They DO get caught by the DynaTrap!
Our blog series “Do they? Or do they not?” has finally come to a close. For our last post, we’ll focus on the most dangerous animal in the world, the mosquito.
How do Mosquitoes work?
Like most insects, only females bite us. This is because they need a blood-meal in order to produce eggs. The protein and iron found in our blood, and the blood of other mammals they feed on, are essential for them to reproduce. Their favorite location to breed is on water, where they will then lay their eggs. Because mosquitoes spend their short 2-6 week lives staying within a 1-acre radius of their birthplace, those who live by rivers, lakes, and ponds have a larger issue with mosquitoes than those who do not. Those who live far from a direct water source need to realize that any standing water in their backyard is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Once mosquitoes are born, the damage these small fighters can do is significant. That is why prevention is vital.
Mosquitoes and Disease
When Spring and Summer roll around a lot of people relate mosquito bites to the allergic reaction of a red, itchy bump. But what people don’t realize is that in many places around the world the thoughts surrounding mosquitoes are much more severe than that. Mosquitoes kill over one million people each year. This is due to the diseases they carry: Malaria, Zika, Dengue, West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, Encephalitis, and more. Three of the 3,000 species of mosquitoes are what cause the mosquito-borne illnesses we all are way too familiar with. These three species include the Anopheles, Culex, and Aedes mosquitoes. Mosquitoes actually transmit more diseases than any other creature in the world. These illnesses they carry can cause things like mild to extreme flu-like symptoms, rashes, microcephaly in infants, paralysis, joint stiffness and death. These diseases are extremely present in African and South American countries.
How does the DynaTrap catch them?
Mosquitoes find DynaTrap irresistible for these three reasons:
- They are attracted to the warmth of body heat, which is mimicked by the DynaTrap.
- They sense CO2 (which we exhale) from up to 100 ft. away, which is produced by the DynaTrap.
- They are drawn to different wavelengths of UV light, which is emitted by the DynaTrap.
Like stated before, mosquitoes do not travel long distances. Therefore, with every mosquito caught with a DynaTrap prevents hundreds or thousands of additional mosquito eggs from being laid on your property–effectively breaking the mosquito life cycle. Due to its pesticide-free technology, you won’t have to worry about the DynaTrap negatively affecting your yard, garden, house, or home. The goal would be to make DynaTrap a household, town or village item in those countries that are affected most negatively by mosquitoes. We want to take a stand against mosquitoes!
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