If there is one particular animal or lifeform that should not have survived the great flood on Noah’s Ark, it should have been the mosquito. Wait a minute, make that two — the cockroach can also be extinct for all I care. Unfortunately, both pests are still around to this day and flourishing, with the mosquito being a vector for deadly viruses like the Zika virus as well as spreading malaria and dengue fever. Well, if you love to spend the cool evenings on the outside without being a buffet spread for mosquitoes, then the $199.95 One-Acre Natural Attractant Mosquito Trap makes plenty of sense.
From its name alone, you know more or less the area in which it is able to cover, as opposed to the Dusk-Activated Half Acre Mosquito Trap. This particular trap will attract and kill mosquitoes in yards up to one acre without the use of harmful chemicals. How does it do so? Well, it will mimic the natural conditions of human habitation by emitting heat and odorless carbon dioxide, which is similar to the gas humans expel during respiration, as well as light to lure mosquitoes. Carbon dioxide will be generated when ultraviolet rays from two fluorescent bulbs react with a titanium dioxide coating inside the trap, and as the mosquitoes are drawn inside the device, there is an an integrated fan that will trap the insects and send them to a removable net — resulting in their eventual death due to dehydration.