Warding off mosquitoes is serious business in some parts of the world.  For the sake of relatability, take the East coast of the US.  This part of the country is usually saturated in summer months thanks to humid and hot weather, the ideal breeding ground for these blood suckers.  The result is an intolerance for summer BBQs and if you do, a serious tolerance for mosquito repellent, provided you’re willing to endure that chemical taste that will inevitably invade your nostrils and mouth.

This mosquito trap is like no other that we’ve seen before as it mimics a human.  Sure, it looks nothing like a one, but mosquitoes don’t go on looks, they go on their raw senses.  As a result it has been outfitted with a CO2 imitator to replicate human breath, a cluster of LED lights that flash at random intervals to emulate movement, another UV LED array that spectrally matches frequencies known to attract different Mosquitoes, and a heating element to trick them into thinking their drawing close to human flesh.  It’s effective over a 1.5 acre range.  Once within its reach a vacuum sucks up the little bastards into either the included mesh catch bag or liquid catch container.

Hammacher has it for $599.95.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."