Are mosquito traps that use CO2 and/or octenol effective in controlling mosquitoes or preventing mosquito bites?
Attract and kill devices become more effective at trapping mosquitoes as CO2 and octenol attractants are added. The most effective of these traps has been shown to be as effective as DEET in a contained environment (large outdoor tent) with a known number of mosquitoes. There is no scientific evidence to date that they are effective in reducing mosquito biting rates under natural conditions.
- If Mosquito traps don’t need carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to attract mosquitoes why does the Slayer Pro & other mosquito traps include a CO2 gas release system?
- Are mosquito traps that use CO2 and/or octenol effective in controlling mosquitoes or preventing mosquito bites?
- Can a line of CO2 and Octenol traps form a barrier that stops mosquitoes?