The Catchmaster Ovi - Catch AGO Mosquito Trap is specially designed and built to catch mosquitoes during the height of the breeding cycle. Contains a glue board inside that has a maximized glue surface so the use of pesticide is unnecessary. The powerful mosquito trap will capture and trap mosquitoes like Yellow Fever Mosquito (Aedes Aegypti) and Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes Albopictus) that carry diseases such as Zika, chikungunya, and dengue viruses. Its durable molded design is beneficial in preventing over a hundred eggs per female mosquito from hatching. It is also ideal to use in outdoor areas where mosquitoes may be actively present. Features a UV-resistant adhesive formula and has been considered by the experts effective, making it perfect for mosquito monitoring and reduction programs. It is considered efficient and cost-saving because it needs no electricity nor batteries to function. The trap has a moisture resistant substrate, proven to be environmentally safe, and is made in the USA. It comes with 2 trap containers and 2 glue boards. Replacement glue boards can be found here.
I own my own pest control company and I am always looking for different methods of exterminating. I have a lot of customers who ask me to alternatives to chemicals so I figured I would give this a shot. I tried it in my own yard first because I knew I was sure to fallow all the instructions. Two and a half weeks later I have yet to catch a single mosquito. I didn't think it would work great but I thought it was work at least a little. Needless to say I will not be purchasing any more of these traps, or just buckets I guess.
These traps are amazing but you have to be willing to put in some time and be patient. If you put them out in the spring it's best. Make sure to look for other water sources that could breed mosquitoes and dump them to drive them to the traps. It takes about 3 weeks for them to kick in but we've had about a 90% drop in mosquitoes over the summers.
This helps take an area of large mosquito activity >> situation: large marsh area, 10 traps set out in the bushes around several hunting/fishing cabins.
Took an area were you could not stand outside in the evening due to the huge amount of mosquitos to a situation managed with spraying down with repellent.
I've been using these traps for my customers and at my house for two years . I put alfalfa pellets in the water to attract the female mosquitoes. About 5-10 pellets is good. You don't want to use a lot Because it will stink very bad. I learned that by trial and error. I spray Bifenthrin and add Tekko Pro IGR to control the mosquitoes. I start in March and end in October. So far I've had good results.
What size area does one Catchmaster Ovi - Catch AGO Mosquito Trap cover? If treating 1/2 acre, how many would be required to properly handle the mosquito population around the home?
According to a rep with the manufacturer, they typically suggest 4-8 Catchmaster Ovi Catch Mosquito Traps per acre depending on the habitat on the property. So 3-4 for a half acre should do great. Be sure to follow all the instructions with the traps to achieve the best results.