Do carbon dioxide mosquito traps really work?

Asked July 28, 2015, 10:58 PM EDT

Do those carbon dioxide mosquito traps really work? I saw half-acre and 1-acre models for sale for around $100. The mosquitoes seem especially bad this year, at least where I just moved to in North College Hill.

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1 Response

There is not a simple "yes" or "no" answer to your question. While there is no doubt that CO2 mosquito traps will catch mosquitoes - they use the same attractant that mosquitoes us to find us - the answer I believer your wanting to know is whether or not they reduce the number of bites you are suffering in your landscaping. Apparently, that's the challenge. Here is a nice summary produced by the University of Wisconsin on mosquito traps:
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/mosquitosite/carbon-dioxide-baited-mosquito-traps/