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What is a mosquito magnet?

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A Mosquito Magnet is a commercially available brand of mosquito trap which uses a combination of carbon dioxide, warm moisture and a plant-chemical simulator to attract mosquitoes. When the mosquitoes approach the Mosquito Magnet, they are vacuumed into the device and trapped.

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Mosquito Magnet machines can be very effective at removing mosquito populations from an area; the Mosquito Magnet cites an instance in which 1.5 million mosquitoes were trapped in six days at a Coast Guard station in the Bahamas. To work correctly, a Mosquito Magnet must be placed upwind of the mosquitoes so that the mosquitoes smell the chemicals, and the chemicals must attract the specific species of mosquito in the area.

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