Indoor Mosquito Trap
Mega Trap is a small and aesthetically designed trap that may be placed on table tops.
All potentially hazardous components of the unit are sealed safely, so that humans or pets may not come into accidental contact.
Megatrap is designed to be left on 24/7, to provide constant protection for you and your family.
Active attractants come in the form of a slow release cartridge which gradually depletes. Attractant cartridges are safe to handle and easy to replace.
Main Product: MegaTrap
Supplementary Product: Mosquito Attractant Cartridge
A natural, food grade ingredient that simulates human body odour. This odour is highly attracting for the mosquitoes. Octenol are mixed with wax and included in the Rapid Action scent lure cartridges. 1-Octen-3-ol (octenol), a pesticide active ingredient, is used in attracting certain species of mosquitoes and biting flies but the chemical itself does not kill insects. Octenol is used in conjunction with carbon dioxide together with electronic devices that in turn kill the trapped insects. Note that both pest and non-pest insects may be attracted and killed by some devices. The devices themselves are not regulated by the EPA. Octenol, when released into air, is not harmful to humans, to other non-target organisms, or to the environment. There is the potential for toxicity if ingested. Therefore, the amount of octenol accessible to children is evaluated for each product before an octenol containing product is registered by the EPA.
Mosquitoes can see the UV light spectrum over great distances and are attracted to its source.
Mosquitoes have a highly developed sense of smell and can seek out their prey over great distances. They are attracted by the carbon dioxide (ex-haled air)and moisture of the human breath. Through a catalytic process of titanium chloride in combination with UV light, the mosquito trap dispenses small amounts of carbon dioxide and moisture to boost the mosquito's attraction to the trap.
Lactic acid is the substance muscles produce as a by-product of exercise. Through sweat and perspiration, small amounts of lactic acid are released into the air, the scent of which also attracts mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes see and feel the heat that our body gives off. The trap features a heat surface which is approximately the same temperature as human skin. This offers credible landing zone for mosquitoes and biting insects.
The Megatrap is principally a dry, dehydration trap. Mosquitoes and other insects are attracted to the unit, and get sucked into the trap by a powerful fan. These insects are weak flyers, and do not have the power to overcome the fan's suction. They are collected in a transparent collection tray, where they dehydrate and eventually die. Over prolonged operation, the tray may accumulate a significant amount of dead insects, at which point it should be emptied, rinsed and replaced for maximum efficiency.
Megatrap comes fully assembled, is lightweight, portable and easy to handle.