Published on August 27th, 2013 | by Backyards Made Better
Backyard Bugs And The Dynatrap Test
Backyards and bugs are just two things that seem to be a part of our life. Maybe one without the other just wouldn’t be right, but we sure don’t mind limiting the numbers of bugs we run into.
Fact is there’s good bugs, in that they actually do good things for you. Honey bees come to mind, and a Praying Mantis is never unwelcome. But there are insects we just don’t want to run into.
If we had to name our least favorite bugs the mosquito, and probably the wasp would be high on the list. After getting stung twice in two years by wasps this “live and let live” policy is waning right now.
As we’ve noted before on this site, we’re generally not in great favor of using bug sprays and chemicals if we can help it. It’s just not who we are. But we will look for any natural or non-chemical means to do the job and we think we’ve found a pretty good tool for the job.
It’s called the Dynatrap and it works be using a light that emits carbon dioxide (which attracts bugs like mosquitoes) and below the light is a fan that literally sucks the bug into the capture basin below the fan. This constantly running fan also keeps them trapped in the basin
We found this trap to be very quiet, unobtrusive on our back deck, and highly effective. The attached picture is what was captured after 3 days of operation.
As things stand right now, we’re happy with the trap and will keep it running the rest of the summer.
Visit the following link for more information on the Dynatrap insect trap.