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In South and Hawaii, Lurex is Superior to Octenol to Lure Asian Tiger Mosquitoes to Mosquito Magnet Traps

by Barbara 8. April 2011 08:19

Question about whether to use Lurex or Octenol to increase mosquito capture rate in my Mosquito Magnet Independence Trap.

Q: "I live in Kentucky. I just bought a Mosquito Magnet Independence Mosquito Trap because we expect a huge problem with mosquitoes this summer. Which lure works the best for this area? An octenol lure came with the trap. Thanks. Sam."

Answer: You live right on the boundary line. Lurex is recommended as the better lure for Asian Tiger mosquitoes for Southern USA and Hawaii. Asia Tiger mosquitoes are more common in those areas and are day-biters as opposed to most mosquitoes who bite more at night..  Lurex3™ is a patent-pending mosquito attractant that mimics naturally occurring human skin scents or odors known to attract mosquitoes. This EPA-registered product is the only attractant developed for the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Lurex3™ out catches octenol by 3:1 on the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Lurex is also effective at luring no-see-ums and black flies as well as other mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile Virus, Encephalitis and Heartworm.

If you have tried the Octenol lure and are still getting bitten by mosquitoes who haven't found your trap more inviting than you,  you need to use Lurex3™.

If you have additional questions, please contact us.

Thank you for your questions.

Sincerely,

Barbara

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