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    http://www.amazon.com/Stinger-MA06-I...to+trap+indoor

    I found one of these at Lugos Hardware in mga (across from the big BAC building near metrocentro) for 40 bucks. It works fine, as long is one is smarter than the mosquitos. (reference being to some of the comments on Amazon.com).

    Simple technology--a light in a dark room atracts the bugs, a small fan sucks them in, and they eventually dry up and die. A little experimentation and coordination equivalent to walking and chewing bubble gum is needed to use it. We have 2 now and they are plugged into voltage regulators or surge protectors to protect them from Nic. juice. since I got these, our use of bug spray in the house has gone down to just about zero.

    Now, when will somebody please design a trap for hormigas locas, the little buggers that are almost too small to see and set up their nests in electric boxes, etc.?

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    The industrial red neck version...

    http://www.wormspit.com/blog/2012/08/08/skeeterbag/
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    Been in the papers the past few days, the new disease Chicki Woo Woo or whatever it is has arrived in Nicaragua. Sorry, no idea on the real spelling and no idea on how to pronounce it. Think it starts Chik, lots of letters behind that. Looks to be another Dengue type problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el duende grande View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/Stinger-MA06-I...to+trap+indoor

    I found one of these at Lugos Hardware in mga (across from the big BAC building near metrocentro) for 40 bucks. It works fine, as long is one is smarter than the mosquitos. (reference being to some of the comments on Amazon.com).

    Simple technology--a light in a dark room atracts the bugs, a small fan sucks them in, and they eventually dry up and die. A little experimentation and coordination equivalent to walking and chewing bubble gum is needed to use it. We have 2 now and they are plugged into voltage regulators or surge protectors to protect them from Nic. juice. since I got these, our use of bug spray in the house has gone down to just about zero.

    Now, when will somebody please design a trap for hormigas locas, the little buggers that are almost too small to see and set up their nests in electric boxes, etc.?



    Has anyone tried those fermentation traps, a 2 liter gaseosa with the top cut off, inverted over a mix of sugar water and small amount of yeast ? Sugar ferments, produces CO2 that attracts the mosquitos. They fly in but have difficulty finding their way out.

    http://beermumbo.com/a-simple-mosqui...-bakers-yeast/

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    Did some like that for the flies, forget what the mixture was, they worked but so will a glass of water.

    The mosquitoes are out in full force since the rains, I hate sleeping under a net but I think that is coming.

    Say what you will about the Government but they are trying to be proactive but nobody in the World has figured out how to eliminate Mosquitoes, I doubt Nicaragua will be the first. I just hope Dengue and the new one do not become epidemics this year like they were in much of Central America last year.
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    These things work amazingly well... Know people that have a pond surrounded by swamp.. 50' in all directions.. Not a skeeter in sight..

    http://www.homedepot.ca/product/one-...wertrap/936458
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    Another very simple one here, electric fan and solar. Might have to put a house fan / skeeter killer in the home design.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU2kbghz85I

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    These things work amazingly well... Know people that have a pond surrounded by swamp.. 50' in all directions.. Not a skeeter in sight..

    http://www.homedepot.ca/product/one-...wertrap/936458
    I have friends in the States that swear by these.

    Going have to do something this year at my place, looks like it is going to be a bad year for Mosquitoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    Has anyone tried those fermentation traps, a 2 liter gaseosa with the top cut off, inverted over a mix of sugar water and small amount of yeast ? Sugar ferments, produces CO2 that attracts the mosquitos. They fly in but have difficulty finding their way out.

    http://beermumbo.com/a-simple-mosqui...-bakers-yeast/
    ​I tried it.. it works but doesn't cover very much area...
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