Mosquito Trap (mosquito Abortion Clinic or Source Trap)





Introduction: Mosquito Trap (mosquito Abortion Clinic or Source Trap)

Hurt the enemy where it hurts them most; their children. This trap permits the small mosquito larva to sink through the screen but trap the pupa from emerging into the air. The result: a liquid compost of dead mosquitos.

relevant notes: A mosquito can lay 100 to 200 eggs within its adult life cycle (a few weeks to a few months). The aquatic stage of a mosquito is about 14 days.

Step 1:

Find an un-purposed bucket or container and some window screen old or new. Cut the screen much larger than the lid size so there will be no fighting for a good fit.

Step 2:

Drape the window screen over the bucket and wrap the wire or string around the bucket, but do not over-tighten it yet. First push the center down just a bit, now tighten the wire around the lip of the container. If you use string tie a loop on one end and then feed the other end through the loop and tie a toutline hitch to tighten it.

Step 3:

Now find a shady spot near your junk pile for the bucket and fill the clinic, I mean bucket with water. place a small stone in the center to give a variation of useable water levels so you have less maintnance. Place these traps every where around your home so that you have full protection.




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    Your making a home made Gravid trap. If you want to collect the eggs to experiment with ,take a black bucket with some water in it and take a brown paper bag and put it around the inside of the bucket with the bag sticking out of water the Aedes mosquito will lay there eggs at water line . Under a microscope they almost look like rat poop. Also if the weather is warm they can go from egg to flying in as little as 4 days.. Best solution for container breeding Mosquitos is to not have any containers or tires collecting water.. Dengue and Chikungunya are working its way to the states 4 confirmed cases of Chikungunya have been reported as of 5/23/14 in Florida .

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    Are gravid traps an effective solution for nonchemical mosquito control? I find a lot of data regarding their use in data connection but very little that directly addresses their possible use for pest control.

    they do nothing for the mosquitos that are already in the air. the purpose is to take the next generations out of flight. If you give the mosquitos a great place to lay their eggs (and that place is a death-trap), while removing all of the other potential places to lay eggs (gutters with a low spot, random containers etc...) you are taking more breeding mosquitos out of the cycle which leaves less breeding, which means less mosquitos.

    Have you found it effective? We have a lot of mosquitos and have tried darn near everything including a very expensive mosquito vacuum/trap!

    this trap (and you should make a few of them) are part of an effective strategy to deter the accumulation of mature, flying mosquitos. one must elliminte all other potential mosquito hatcheries (i.e. low spots in guters, puddles in tarps, empty buckets, etc...)

    such strategies are defenitly and noticably effective.

    what I don't like about this is if the bucket is holding 2000 eggs/larvae, etc. and it rains enough, they will be small enough still to be "lifted" right out of the bucket water, and will then simply continue to grow around the bucket in the grass

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    some type of drain needed to keep bucket water level correct - but would need to then put filter on drain so only water escapes (and not mosquitos) possibly could use same window screen over the drain hole ? - but seems a lot of work. How about just put the bucket under something to act as roof, this will keep out fresh rain water and help keep water stagnant.

    thats a fair theoretical observation. I propose that you place your bucket under cover. second, cut your grass or place the trap where larva will die in the well drained location of your trap. I don't doubt the possibility of a back-flow under unfavorable circumstances, however if you make a trap you can observe for yourself that the larva have a very difficult time coming back through the mesh. from observation they swim sideways and cannot maneuver vertically through the tight window screen.

    Would it be more effective to put mosquito dunks (one with bacteria that kill the larvae) in the bucket?

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