mosquito magnet - does it work?

Did a search - nothing that really fit the bill.

the mosquito magnet is suppose to be able to ‘colapse’ a mosquito population in about 4 weeks - or so the manufactuter claims. Does it really work or is it just an expensive way to get rid of 2 tanks of propane?

Also if is does work - I see Home Depot is selling their generic equivlient the mosquito deleteo at about 1/2 the price (IIRC $200 instead of $400). will that do the trick?

It works, but only on steel mosquitos.

[Commercial and Experimental Mosquito Trap Field Evaluations in a Malarious Area of the Republic of Korea](Commercial and Experimental Mosquito Trap Field Evaluations in a Malarious Area of the Republic of Korea)

Link bad. :frowning:

Hmm. Google HTML cache will not make a link. Find Astro’s article by Googling for “A concurrent 5 x 5 test found significant differences in trap catch” which will bring you the Microsoft Word 2000 doc. and then you can click on “View as HTML” for yourself.

It sounds to me like it’s saying, “Yeah, it works, sort of, but it depends on which species you’re trying to catch, and it depends on what time of year it is”.

This looks like the summary:

So, where do you live, Dave, and which species of mosquito are you trying to trap? Also bear in mind that it probably isn’t physically possible to remove all the mosquitos from your back yard, as more will simply fly in from your neighbor’s yard. This study doesn’t mention the effectiveness of Mosquito Magnets at removing pesky biting annoyances from your Hawaiian luau patio party–they’re just looking for better ways to trap some disease-carrying skeeters so they can take them back to the lab and look for viruses.

Was this the link you were trying to get, astro?
www.afpmb.org/docs/2b-Tue-Med%255CBurkett-Abs.doc+%22Commercial+and+Experimental+Mosquito+Trap+Field+Evaluations+in+a+Malarious+Area+of+the+Republic+of+Korea%22&hl=en"]Commercial and Experimental Mosquito Trap Field Evaluations in a Malarious Area of the Republic of Korea

try this one?

No, Chronos is not stupid. :wink: He just wanted to point out that he found a bug of the Automatically parse URLs function. Seems it gets confused by an URL with two WWWs or HTTPs in it. Had to do the coding by hand.

Or, rather it interferes with the normal [url=""] code.