Mosquito Trap Uses Natural Lure, No Propane, No Electricity, Just Throw Away When Full
The Oak Stump Mosquito Trap by Spring Star uses a mosquito egg pheromone which mosquitoes use to mark special egg-laying places. Mosquitoes are drawn into the trap to lay eggs and can not find the exit and will eventually tire and drown in the liquid. Designed to trap Culex mosquitoes, common carriers of West Nile Virus.
Use 4 cups of non-chlorinated or bottled water, or use the same amount of water from a natural source as a ditch, swamp or rain water (water already infested with mosquitoes will work best). Place the entire packet of green pellets in the water an stir to disperse the pellets. Open the lure packet, and without touching the lure with your hands, drop it into the water. Do not touch the lure with bare hands. Use gloves or tweezers. Leave the lid off the trap for the first day or two to assist in preparation. Replace Mosquito Bait Pack every 4 to 6 weeks.
Place trap on ground away from pets and children where it cannot get knocked over. Leave trap undisturbed. Check once or twice a week to ensure adequate water remains in the trap. Rinse traps, but do not wash traps with soap as accumulated attractants will be washed away.
Use all season long, starting as soon as daytime temperatures exceed 50 F. Traps placed early in the year will product lower summer mosquito populations. Use at least 2 to 4 traps per average yard, and 4 to 16 traps per acre, depending on closeness of swampy areas, mosquito intensity and temperatures.
Trap Placement Place the trap 2-4 feet off the ground in partially-shaded, wind-sheltered areas. Place traps at least 10 to 20 feet apart. Place traps near permanent water sources such as ponds, swampy areas or other places mosquitoes might lay eggs. Remove any other sources of standing water, such as old tires, containers and blocked gutters and make sure ditches and drains are clear and flowing. Use 2 traps per regular sized yard, and 8 traps per acre. Use more traps in wet or swampy areas. Make sure that there is always at least 1 cup of water in the traps always. Leave traps out all season long. Be sure to empty, dry, and store traps at the end of the year. DO NOT WASH TRAPS OR PLACE IN DISHWASHER.
Lure Replacement After 5 to 6 weeks, or if the trap becomes rank from dead insects, replace the water and the lure set, following the directions above. The water in the trap should be a tea color, not cloudy or moldy.
Special Note The Oak Stump Farms Mosquito Trap will attract a number of other insects besides mosquitoes. Mosquitoes entering the trap will leave small eggs, and egg rafts smaller than the size of a grain of rice. The eggs will accumulate in the bottom of the trap and can be found on careful inspection. Sometimes the eggs will hatch in the trap creating wriggling larvae. Adult mosquitoes will be found at the bottom of the trap as well as floating on the surface. Do not make contact with dead mosquitoes that have red bodies - they contain blood that could be contaminated with viral diseases.