In October 1911, Popular Mechanics magazine published a piece showing a model fly trap that used an electric light and an electrified grid. The design was made by two unnamed men from Denver and was considered to be too expensive to be mass-produced. The device was 10 x 15 inches, contained 5 incandescent light bulbs, has a grid, and meat was used as bait. Through the years, the electronic mosquito killer has evolved, from the simple fly swatter, to the electronic mosquito zapper, and now to the ones that draw mosquitoes by emitting carbon dioxide.

The best mosquito killer is now safer to use than its predecessors. They are safer for children, do not scatter fragments of blasted bugs, and are now far quieter. There are many types and variations from various manufacturers and suppliers. These electronic pest killers like the electronic mosquito killer bat (more like the traditional fly swatter), the electronic fly killer (the ones that emit light), the electronic mosquito trap (those that attract using sensory signals and use a vacuum action that traps the mosquitoes) and those that evaporate permethrin based liquid have ideal locations and tricks on how to use them effectively.

Here are some things you should remember when using an electronic mosquito killer:

It is essential to find an area in the yard that is shaded with foliage that blocks direct sunlight and wind gusts. It is also important to place the device in ground level.

Several electronic mosquito systems today include a device that is designed to mess with the female mosquito’s head, making humans an unattractive target. Some devices also have fans that distribute a plume of proprietary substance that masks human odor to mosquitoes. These are very good additions if you have other devices.

Also remember to place the device about 10m to 15m away from the area you want to protect in your yard.

When using an electronic mosquito killer that uses heat to draw female mosquitoes and other biting insects, you should be aware that there’s a limited range of effectiveness.

Some electronic mosquito killer devices use CO2(carbon dioxide). Instead of using propane, it directly uses carbon dioxide in a tank to attract mosquitoes. These tanks are available via soft drink distributors or welding suppliers.

Electronic mosquito killers are very promising and still evolving, though you shouldn’t put too much faith in them. These devices can’t sustain a fully organized community-wide mosquito control program so it’s best to explore all the options before using these on a large scale.

These electronic devices are a popular alternative to pesticides. They do not have the negative impact that pesticides bring to the environment. These products only target biting insects, but be aware that other beneficial insects can be affected also.

The electronic mosquito killer has gone a long way, but it’s still not enough to save us from the threat of these flying killers. The best way to prevent them from proliferating is to always check for stagnant water, on where they breed. Keep water containers tightly closed so that the female ones cannot lay eggs. With the help of these electrical devices, the threat of mosquitoes can be lessened.

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