Mosquitoes are a big problem for us, especially when we’re outside. If you’re having trouble keeping them away from your loved ones, check out these tech devices that help you fight the insects.
These mosquito control devices are easy to use and even help you avoid the problem altogether.
Electronic Bug Killers
Electronic bug killers are insect control devices that are designed to attract and kill flying insects. Some use UV light to lure bugs. They are often used as outdoor bug zappers. Using a scented lure can help attract insects within a few feet of the device.
They usually have an electronic grid that provides a long-lasting, high-intensity killing force. It also comes with a two-year warranty and is waterproof. These insect killers have a wide coverage area that will keep mosquitoes out of your home.
Another type of bug zapper, called a fly zapper, uses a cage that attracts biting insects. Once they are caught, they are sucked into a net. These devices are designed to hang outdoors, but can also be used inside your home.
Bug zappers are often used in conjunction with other repellents to help deter insects. Some devices are powered by propane tanks, while others use a steady stream of carbon dioxide.
A U-shaped anti-mosquito light bulb is typically used to lure insects into an electronic bug killer. An insulator is usually a part of the bulb. Other devices feature a light shielding element and a heat diffusing element.
One manufacturer claims that the entire mosquito population in a particular area will collapse in six to eight weeks. However, no product can eliminate all mosquitoes.
In addition to using a scented lure, some electronic bug killers employ octenol, a non-toxic insect attractant. Most importantly, although they’re non-toxic, these devices must be placed at least 25 feet away from high human activity.
Some insect killing machines, such as the autocidal gravid ovitrap, look like a bucket with hay in it. These ovitraps target Aedes species.
Using ultrasonic technology to repel mosquitoes is one way to deal with the pest. These waves are odorless, odorless, and do not cause environmental pollution. However, there is no scientific proof that these sound waves are effective in repelling insects.
Ultrasonic technology is used in a number of different applications. One of the most common uses is in water treatment facilities. Another is to control microbiological activities in aquaculture facilities.
A new device that emits ultrasound has shown some promise in the field of mosquito repelling. It is called the Larvasonic. The device uses ultrasound to transmit acoustic signals underwater.
This type of technology could be integrated into future in situ devices like remote operated vehicles. But before this can be done, it’s important to evaluate its effect on aquatic ecosystems.
One of the first studies to use this device was a test conducted by a company in South Korea. It measured the effectiveness of a downloadable ultrasonic signal against mosquitoes within a meter radius. In a blinded, controlled study, the device had a negative effect on mosquitoes.
Despite this, it seems that the technology behind the device is still not well understood. Several companies have claimed that it works by mimicking the flight sound of a male mosquito.
Interestingly, female mosquitoes have a weak sense of sound, and will only react to ultrasonic waves that are similar to the flight sound of a male. Although this may be the case, it is unlikely that the device will actually kill the mosquito.
Smart Anti-Mosquito Deterrents
Smart anti-mosquito deterrents go beyond typical bug sprays. In addition to preventing mosquitoes from getting in the home, these products are designed to ward off bugs by disrupting their nervous systems.
Thermacell E55 Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller claims to have a 20-foot zone of protection. It is silent and scent-free, ensuring that you and your family can stay outdoors without the risk of irritating insects.
Thermacell’s latest mosquito repellent, Liv, offers smart features and ease of use. Liv uses cartridges, each containing 5.5 percent metofluthrin. As the insecticide begins working, it emits an odorless fog that covers up to 20 feet.
Another smart system, Nopixgo, works by emitting weak electromagnetic signals that mimic the biological quirk of mosquitoes. The wearable wristband can reduce mosquito populations by up to 90 percent.
Nathan Myhrvold, a former Microsoft CTO, has developed a mosquito-zapping “photonic fence.” This device is capable of killing 99 percent of mosquitoes by zapping them with a low-power laser.
Another smart product, Lovebug, is a ladybird-shaped gadget that attaches to a baby’s pushchair. According to Moziban, the product is not suitable for countries where mosquitoes carry a variety of diseases.
While these devices may be effective, the best way to keep mosquitoes at bay is to eliminate standing water. To do this, drain water from any containers or buckets. For the home, you should also consider air conditioning, window screens, and keeping doors closed.
Ultimately, the best device to get rid of mosquitoes is an electronic or ultrasonic mosquito repellent. These devices emit sound waves that cause mosquitoes to become uncomfortable and flee the area. They are safe to use in homes, gardens, or anywhere else mosquito control is needed.
They are also effective, inexpensive, and easy to use. With the right device, you can enjoy being outside without having to worry about being bitten by these pesky insects.