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Why bug zappers don’t work?

We found this interesting article about why buzz zappers don’t work. According to experts and studies from Colorado State University Extension and the American Mosquito Control Association bug zappers are not effective at controlling biting mosquitoes.


Female mosquitoes (the mosquitoes who bite us) are hardwired to sense the attractive signals that our bodies emit. They do not care about zapper lights.


When we exhale, we emit CO2, which a female mosquito can detect from far away. As she flies closer, our naturally occurring body-odor-chemistry helps her confirm that we are a source of blood. (source: United States Health and Human Services' National Institute of Health) Female mosquito use blood to create her eggs. Unfortunately, bug zappers don't do the same things, which is why mosquitoes aren't attracted to them.


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