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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Oct 16 10:33 PM

Oct 17th, 2018 : Mosquito trap

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door"
There’s a million mousetrap designs out there but many people are more concerned with mosquitoes.
Not only are they annoying as hell, they spread deadly diseases between people, animals, and birds.
May I present, Tah Dah (French horns), the mosquito trap.

At the moment, the favored way to catch mosquitoes is to use a human leg as bait. This method, called “human landing catch,” has long been used by researchers to track outdoor mosquitoes and the diseases they carry, including malaria. It’s not complicated—roll up your pant leg and catch visitors in a vial—but it takes a lot of work. The results can vary depending on how good someone is at catching them while resisting the urge to swat. More importantly, it can expose people to the infectious diseases they’re out there to study.
There are a lot of things that attract mosquitoes—the carbon dioxide animals exhale, body heat, smell, and even visual information, like the dark outline of a large animal.
The secret of this trap is in the tent.

The traps were tested in two villages in western Kenya. Nearly 2,000 mosquitoes later, the research team found that the cow decoy was particularly successful, and captured up to 10 times more insects than human landing catch or the human decoy.
The trick now is replace the cow with heat and synthetic smells.


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