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mrservon
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2007
288 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
I found that mine did work great for about 3 months but now need to be replaced. starting to see more around the back patio.

Question I have is why can't I just add more sugar, salt & yeast to the tubes?? curious to know what the active ingredient is that actually "eradicates" the mosquitoes.


bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
17149 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
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Not clicking that.



Guessing he has a competing product or something?


colinpurrington
Swarthmore, PA
Member since Aug 2019
7 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
I give breakdown of ingredients on my blog post in case you'd like to refill them and save money: https://colinpurrington.com/2019/08/spartan-mosquito-eradicator/.


colinpurrington
Swarthmore, PA
Member since Aug 2019
7 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
I don't have a competing product. It's just a review because I was curious whether they worked.


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colinpurrington
Swarthmore, PA
Member since Aug 2019
7 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
In case you're curious but don't want to click, here's one reason why the Spartan Mosquito Eradicators don't work: the holes in the cap are too small (5/32") for mosquitoes to gain entry to device.



And here's a photograph of something living in the fluid. I have no idea what it is but there are a lot of them squirming around.



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colinpurrington
Swarthmore, PA
Member since Aug 2019
7 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp yeast
1.7 cups warm water


Twenty 49
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Jun 2014
11527 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
They say on their site that they "form a barrier to 'catch' hunting mosquitoes by emitting the same attractant triggers that draw mosquitoes to people and animals. Mosquitoes that feed will perish and are not able to reproduce."

But in some promos they now say it is not a trap. Their product description on Wal-Mart says: "These are not traps. Mosquitoes are attracted to the Eradicators, feed, and are eradicated before they breed again."

So is yeast/sugar water poisonous to mosquitoes? Or is it just a trap? Give a straight answer.

A company rep on a local news show on Youtube gave some mumbo jumbo about interrupting the breeding cycle. How? YouTube

Please tell me how a tube of water, sugar, and yeast disrupts the breeding cycle of mosquitoes or kills mosquitoes by any means other than trapping them in the tube.

If it's a trap, it's not that effective. Just look inside yours and see how many bodies are in it. I've killed more by slapping than I've seen in the three tubes we put out over two summers.


ETA: I later found this from a person who claims some tie to the company:

quote:

the Eradicators work together to form a barrier to “catch” hunting mosquitoes by emitting the same attractant triggers that draw mosquitoes to people and animals. The fermentation process continues after mosquitoes ingest the mixture, and CO2 production in the mosquito also causes the stomach to rupture.


LINK

I'm skeptical of that claim. LSU AgCenter or Texas A&M's ag people need to test and weigh in on this.

If that worked, why don't we put out bowls or barrels of yeast/sugar water all lover the place and let the bastards explode after eating? Someone should tell this to the countries with malaria problems.

This post was edited on 8/14 at 8:18 am


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Bmath
LSU Fan
LA
Member since Aug 2010
16981 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
I reviewed your blog post. Nice work applying the scientific method. You appear to be actively going after the company. What disclosures do you have or are you simply trying to out a company you believe to be fraudulent?


mrservon
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2007
288 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
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2 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp yeast
1.7 cups warm water


Logic tells me I should add a little Demon Max or permitherin to that cocktail & really scortch their ass.


colinpurrington
Swarthmore, PA
Member since Aug 2019
7 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
I have no disclosures other than I dislike companies that make false claims. They are taking money from people who trust them.


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colinpurrington
Swarthmore, PA
Member since Aug 2019
7 posts

re: Do Spartan Mosquito Eradicators Work?
Bait stations with pesticides such as permethrin have been shown to be effective against mosquitoes. They kill other insects, too, of course, so the delivery has to be targeted in some ways. E.g., near the drains where the mosquitoes breed underground.


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