Friday, June 02, 2006

Extreme Pest Control!

:: A lean, mean extreme bug killing machine!
++ Outdoor Tech: New York City, USA / Hammacher Schlemmer

The Mosquito Mega-CatchEasily the best non-propane unit on the market, the Mosquito Mega-Catch is virtually maintenance free: just plug it in and turn it on. The trap uses a strip of octenol (to generate a scent that resembles breath), a UV bulb, and flashing LEDs (oscillating frequencies determined to coincide with spectral sensitivities of many mosquitoes). [Image credits: Mosquito Biting ~ Gabor Bibor (Budapest, Hungary) | Mega-Catch ~ Hammacher Schlemmer]

When mosquitoes get close to the trap, the patented airflow system that disperses the attractant sucks the insects inside, where they are collected in a mesh catch bag or a liquid catch pan that is easy and safe to empty.
Note From Technophile: In a USDA suburban test, the Mega-Catch trap captured up to 1,200 mosquitoes in a single night and diminished mosquito populations over an entire acre! The question is, will it trap ghosts? (Looks kinda like a Proton Pack from Ghostbusters.)
:: Source: [Hammacher Schlemmer, VIA OHGIZMO and uncrate ]
:: Image Credits: [Hammacher Schlemmer]
:: Innovation: High-tech bug trap.
:: Available: Now.
:: Cost: USD $199.95
"We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics." ~Bill Vaughan

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1 Comments:

Blogger Blogman00 said...

I love the idea! Its extreme, awesome and brilliant. Mosquitoes and other flying bugs are such pests and I am tired of rubbing anti-iching creams on me and my kids. I think every household should get one of these gadgets! Make it more public people. Use tools like MyPRGenie (http://www.myprgenie.com/technology/) to market the product and build PR. I think its a mind blowing idea and so useful :)

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