I was just talking about working in the yard and looking forward to being able to relax and unwind after a long day. Maybe enjoy a nice bonfire or even a cookout on the front porch. We’ve been putting a lot of effort into getting the outside of the house repainted, as well as some landscaping projects done. I still have yet to decide whether I’m going to paint the porch floor or put new indoor outdoor carpet down. Who knows, I have a lot on my plate and I’m okay with taking my time right now.
It’s a process but we’re well underway.
I don’t know where you live but I’m in Ohio and the mosquitos have been absolutely horrible this year. Just taking the dog outside or cutting the grass can turn me into an all you can eat buffet for these terrible little insects. I’ve tried the citronella candles with varying degrees of success. There’s bug spray but not everyone tolerates that well. My kids are very sensory oriented. Some of them hate bug spray with a passion and would rather deal with the bites.
With this in mind, I was pretty excited to try out The Ambush Mosquito Trap. It’s really simple to use and so far, seems to be very effective. It’s similar to the indoor traps I’ve used in the past but this is designed for outdoor use.
It works like this.
The Ambush Mosquito Trap attracts mosquitoes in two ways. There’s bait included that you can use that attract the mosquitos to the trap and away from people and pets. There’s also a UV light that helps attract them as well, especially at night or when it’s darker out. Both baits seems to attract mosquitoes very well. Once the mosquitoes arrive at the trap, they are sucked into a compartment from which there is no escape. There’s a powerful fan inside that sucks them into an easily removable net, where they dehydrate and die.
This seems to work really well and the longer it’s out, the fewer mosquitos we’re dealing with in the immediate area. The trap is supposed to cover an entire acre but as my property is smaller, I couldn’t check that out. I will say that this is something I can leave on, even when we aren’t outside. It continuously attracts and eliminates mosquitoes so when we are back outside, there are fewer to deal with.
It’s pretty straightforward and easy to use. It doesn’t make a lot of noise, it’s not an eye sore, and it’s weatherproof. I don’t know what the power draw is over time but I would imagine it’s minimal and the end results are well worth it.
The downside for me is that it has to be plugged in. While they do provide a long cord, I would rather have it be rechargeable because that would make it far more convenient to use. At the same time, it’s not a huge deal and if it spares us unnecessary bug bites, it’s worth it.
You can find The Ambush Mosquito Trap here. They also offer free shipping and a 30 day money back guarantee. At $199.99, it’s a good chunk of change but it does seem to make a difference in our yard. If I can get a discount code for you all, I will add it below. Either way if it doesn’t work for you, just return it. This year has been bad for mosquitoes and ticks. I’d love to find something that helps with ticks, cause I’ve already had to pull some off my kids. If anyone knows of anything, please leave a comment below. I’d love to check it out.