The ingredients in our Ovi-Catch Mosquito Trap optimize performance. The trap, built for research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), utilizes mosquitoes’ breeding habits against them. In particular, the trap mimics traditional breeding sites to draw the mosquitoes into the container and trap them on a glue board. Removing 1 female mosquito can eliminate up to 1,000 future mosquitoes field results indicate that capturing up to 30% of egg-laying female mosquitoes can decrease populations by 80%. Clearly, the trap can be a great addition to any mosquito management programs.
Therefore, placing the trap correctly and using the right ingredients as an attractant will go a long way to determining success. First, some basics on trap placement. Traps should be placed in areas on a property that are conducive to mosquitoes.
Areas on a property to place Ovi-Catch mosquito trap
Above all, the key for ingredients is pretty simple, the smellier the better. Additionally, if possible prepare your mixture of the ingredient plus water a few days in advance. This will allow the mixture to get smellier and will produce more immediate results.
7 optimal Ovi-Catch Mosquito Trap ingredients
- Alfalfa hay
- Rabbit food pellets
- Stagnant water (from ponds, lakes, irrigation ditches, streams or rivers)
- Oak leaves
- Dry dog food
- Brewer’s yeast
- Grass clippings
Additionally. be sure to monitor your traps for performance over time. If one ingredient isn’t working don’t be afraid to switch it up & happy hunting!
Finally, did we miss your go-to ingredient? Let us know in the comments below, happy to update the article and add your tip!
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Finally, learn more about mosquitoes from the NPMA here: https://www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/mosquitoes/