Mosquito Proof your Home with Mega-Catch™

Summer once again kicks off with the AMCA's annual National Mosquito Control Awareness Week campaign. Fight the bite and mosquito proof your homes over summer by implementing a few simple steps.
By: EnviroSafe Technologies
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ULTRA Trap with CO2
ULTRA Trap with CO2
June 26, 2012 - PRLog -- Summer once again kicks off with the AMCA's annual National Mosquito Control Awareness Week campaign, aimed at educating the public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important services provided by mosquito control workers in the U.S. and worldwide.    

We all want to enjoy the outdoors, especially over summer, but mosquitoes can spoil that. Fight the bite and make your homes family friendly by implementing a few simple steps that includes the AMCA's recommended three D's:

DRAIN - Empty out water containers at least once a week
DRESS - Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light colored, loose fitting clothing
DEFEND - Apply an approved repellent such as DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.

Mosquito repellents provide excellent personal protection however, they don’t actually kill mosquitoes. Fortunately there are devices that do - Mosquito traps! Formerly the preserves of entomologists and mosquito control agencies, nowadays there’s a wide range of commercially available mosquito traps.   “For the most part, these products do what they claim” says AMCA technical advisor Joseph Conlon.  “These companies are really serious about it and are backing it with sound science.” (The Gazette, July 12, 2004).  

Referred to as the nuclear option by the Wall Street Journal, the next generation Mega-Catch™ ULTRA machine represents a dramatic increase in trap capabilities.  These state-of-the-art, multi-attractant, smart traps don't require pesticides or propane, instead they successfully mimic the sensory signals which attract mosquitoes and other biting insects, including black flies, sand flies and biting midges.   And when used as part of an integrated approach to mosquito control, can have a real impact on mosquito populations, and potentially limit the risk of diseases like West Nile virus.

This summer one lucky winner will get the chance to mosquito proof their yard with Mega-Catch™, just by visiting one of the Brevard County Mosquito Control Department’s information booths during mosquito week.  Special displays will be located outside Lowes and Home Depot department stores throughout the county with staff on hand to provide expert advice on how to make your yard a no fly zone this summer.

Developed one of the first environmentally friendly mosquito traps.  The company is a member of the AMCA and National Pest Management Association (NPMA).  Mega-Catch™ mosquito traps/attractants have been independently and scientifically tested and are registered in the U.S. with the EPA and USDA, the PMRA (Canada) and APVMA (Australia).

The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) is an international not-for-profit public service association. With 1,600 members worldwide, AMCA services are provided mainly to public agencies and their principal staff members engaged in mosquito control, mosquito research and related activities.  For more information on National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, please visit AMCA online at and follow AMCA on Twitter @AMCAupdates.


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