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Greenie10
Tulane Fan
Member since Apr 2019
3 posts

Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
Trying to get ahead of the mosquito invasion this year and several people have recommended this Spartan Mosquito Eradicator stick. No one has actually used one though themselves, they just heard it works. Figured I'd ask here


way_south
Member since Jul 2017
386 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
I've seen several posts here about these, mixed responses. I just this year went and bought a backpack fogger and some liquid talstar. I am probably going to have to expand my fogging zone to include my neighbors yard, but they'll kick in for talstar so I am fine with adding more area to keep them from flying in to my yard.


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TIGERBAIT84
LSU Fan
Member since May 2007
1302 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
They worked extremely well for me. I setup one kit on opposite corners of my property and it was hard to find mosquitos. I work in my workshop with the garage door open and never have an issue.


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scott8811
LSU Fan
Ratchet City, LA
Member since Oct 2014
4707 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
I sprayed Bifen XTS around my yard and tree line and barley saw a single flying insect for a few weeks, but already needing to reapply again


Bill Parker?
Member since Jan 2013
2929 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
Used Spartan in three different locations last summer. They worked exceptionally well.

In the past l would use a large thermacell lantern when we were on our deck in the yard...didn't use it a single time last summer.


beHop
Ole Miss Fan
Landmass
Member since Jan 2012
13667 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
Amazon has a "1 acre starter pack" for $49. Just ordered one. I'll report back.

ETA: Comes with 2 boxes (4 canisters)
This post was edited on 5/2 at 2:00 pm


Bill Parker?
Member since Jan 2013
2929 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
They need to be put out early spring to get ahead of the mosquito "hatch." Hang them ASAP.


beHop
Ole Miss Fan
Landmass
Member since Jan 2012
13667 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
Yeah I'm hoping by doing 4 in a relatively small area will do the job. The mosquitoes aren't that bad yet, but I have seen a few. Hopefully, it's not too late.


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SirSaintly
New Orleans Saints Fan
Uptown, New Orleans
Member since Feb 2013
2557 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
The reviews on Amazon are bad. Apparently it's only sugar and salt. I have a Thermacell I'm going to try this year.


X82ndTiger
LSU Fan
USA
Member since Sep 2004
1475 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
Trying to figure out something also. I don’t really have trees around me to make a barrier. Gonna have to try some kind of spray.


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SirSaintly
New Orleans Saints Fan
Uptown, New Orleans
Member since Feb 2013
2557 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
Where can you buy these locally?


bootlegger
Southeastern LA Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
4526 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
I know the local feed store/co-op here in Ponchatoula sells them. Maybe try a similar store down there.


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tigersnipen
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2006
1989 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
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Where can you buy these locally?


I saw them at clegg's nursery a few weeks ago.

I just bought the 4 pack from amazon. For $50 it's worth seeing if they are worth a shite.


dltigers3
LSU Fan
Collierville, TN
Member since Jun 2010
875 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
I just got a 2 pack from my local nursery for 19.95. will report back in a couple of weeks.

Of course, I also just spray talstar, which is usually pretty effective. I'm hoping the combination of talstar and Spartan really takes care of them.


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Citica8
LSU Fan
Gonzales, LA
Member since Dec 2012
3331 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
I started using them last summer/fall, didn’t notice a big difference last year, but have had them out continuously (changed every 2-3 months) and while I do still get bit every now and then, I hardly ever see them in the house anymore and it’s much better in the evenings since using them.


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Twenty 49
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Jun 2014
11538 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
It's just a tube with a powder mix of (likely) yeast, sugar, and such. Their promo material says it is the same ingredients found in a sugar cookie.

You mix the powder with warm H2O, and it emits CO2 (like human breath) that attracts the skeeters to (hopefully) enter one of the conical holes at the top of the tube and drown inside.

People all over the world have made their own "mosquito traps" for decades with pop bottles and sugar/yeast. They do catch a few bugs, but is it enough to matter?

I put up two last year near bushes that had plenty of mosquitoes. They caught a few, but not enough to get excited about. And you have to wonder how long the mix will continue to emit CO2. A few days? I mixed up my own yeast and sugar mix to rejuvenate them after a few weeks.

Great marketing that I really wanted to believe, but I've concluded they're not worth the money. Pump up the Talstar sprayer and, if that doesn't get them all, use a Thermacell.

This Amazon reviewer nailed it:

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This is a mosquito trap. That is all it is. The ingredients are 11% salt and 88% table sugar with less than 1% yeast (that stuff you buy in the baking section). The yeast starts eating the sugar and the CO2 gas it produces attracts mosquitoes. They enter the device through conical 1-way holes (like in a minnow trap), they get trapped in there, and drop dead. That's why the water you add has to be warm. Yeast won't wake up in cold water. The thing is, the company isn't trying to hide this fact from anyone, company co-president Jeremy Hirsch has given a number of interviews where he says exactly what's in there and how it works. The only thing is you shouldn't get fooled by the idea that you have to buy a new one of these every 90 days or whatever. Just make the mix at home, re-fill and you're good to go again. This is basically a small version of those large mosquito trap machines but it doesn't need electricity or propane. If you want to save money, put out something online that says you are looking for used/empty Spartan canisters and just fill them with the % of ingredients to the weight level printed on the label itself.


TexasTiger39
Member since Mar 2009
3576 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
Completely agree. These may work in some areas of the country, but if you have a significant mosquito problem they won't make a dent.


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colinpurrington
Swarthmore, PA
Member since Aug 2019
7 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
The Spartan Mosquito Eradicator does not work at all. It only kills mosquitoes if it falls out of tree and lands on one. My review.


al_cajun
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2017
2165 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
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Apparently it's only sugar and salt.

That's not true apparently the most important ingredient is the yeast that forms CO2 and attracts mosquitoes.


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al_cajun
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2017
2165 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
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colinpurrington Swarthmore, PA Member since Aug 2019 1 post

Not clicking that.


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