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to 1: i have uploaded the pdf file again. Please download the second.
I still can't read the PDF it just comes out blank.
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to 1: i have uploaded the pdf file again. Please download the second.
I still can't read the PDF it just comes out blank.

you can download it here:
http://www.mosquitointrouble.com/press/
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This naturally occurring has is the same
thing you breathe our when you exhale,
sp. "gas"
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mosquitos, it’s like a siren song.
sp. "gas", "out"
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My personal favorite and eco friendly option is to re-use a soda two-liter bottle.  Stick a couple around the yard- they work.  Well.  My kids actually argue over who gets to make the mosquito traps we put out the day before we are planning to have folks over.

Cut off the top about 1/3 the way down the bottle, flip it and place inside the bottle to form a funnel into the remainder of the bottle.  Attach with tape.

Make a solution of 1/4 cup brown sugar in two cups warm water, allow to come to room temperature, and then toss in a packet of yeast.  Pour the mess into the bottle via the funnel.

Sugar and yeast make CO2 for long periods.  Mosquitoes hunt by CO2.  They follow the Co2 down the funnel, and then cannot get back out.  Kills THOUSANDS of mosquitoes a day, give it a try.  If you want, skip making sugar water and just use some of the soda, or best possible-  use the half bottle of soda the kids left out on the counter.


Eco-friendly, Non-toxic, Can be made by anyone.. and essentially Free, to boot!  I get that your project is directed at people that have.. ummm... much more money than need... "Skymall" sells this kind of thing.  I just don't see how the poverty-stricken folk are going to buy something that costs $100+ per room and provides less than 100% protection, like netting does.  It's cute, but how practical is this for the poverty-stricken folk of Brazil this is aimed at?

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I'll take a look at your project... Take a minute and take a look at mine, if you would:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-bishop-valve-intelligent-residential-gas-safety-valve/x/2548500



I remember an addage from Spanish class in High School:  ""En Boca Cerrada, No Entra Moscas.."

Longer term, the best solution is treating the area's standing water with a culture of Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelii- it's a bacteria which is predatory on the nymphs of the mosquito.  Very effective, safe, and cheap.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillus_thuringiensis  I have a half dozen "pucks" of retail-sold culture, waiting for the warmer weather to toss into the swampy spot behind my fence.. without BTI, it's moquito heaven.  With BTI, even my neighbors comment on how many fewer mosquitoes are around.

BTI was used after Katrina in the New Orleans area to treat swimming pools which had become nothing more than bug farms after they were abandoned.. the military and department of the interior both have programs implementing BTI as a disease control measure in the works.

http://www.summitchemical.com/mosquito/mosquito-dunks  They can now be bought at Home Depot and Walmart.
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Oh, worth mentioning:  If you do the soda bottle thing, it works very well for other home and yard pests also.  Simply use an attractant that is specific to the bugs you want to stop.

Flies respond well with a small wad of meat or dog droppings as an attractant.  Always add some water, it both helps spread the odor and drowns the bugs.  Just about anything nasty is good for flies.  As more and more flies die and the whole mess gets nastier, it only gets MORE effective as time goes on.

Sugar water (add some borax for extra killing power) always is good for ants and many other crawlies.

Yellow Jackets and Japanese Beetles work well with their respective phermone attractant packs, they can be bought as "refills" for the commercially made version of the same trap idea.  By the way, FYI-  Yellow Jacket Phermone Attractant works very well.  As in you should never ever ever ever NEVER consider squirting one through the window of a random car in a parking lot at the ball game.  Ever.   smiley-twist

The scheme also scales up nicely:

55 gallon drum, inverted cone "funnel" of sheet metal, hang a couple of corn cobs a few inches higher than the rim.  Rats, Squirrels, etc- put a foot of water in the bottom.  Come back in a few days and dump the bodies, add more water.  A slightly different but even more effective rat eliminator is a chunk of rain downspout with the bait hanging in front of the end.  Place it over the barrel and have it pivot so that when the rat runs down the pipe to get the bait, it's own weight causes the downspout pipe to pivot, dumping the rat into the barrel.  With the weight of the rat gone, the spout falls back down and is reset... next "customer" please...

It's also possible to do something similar with a tanker truck and Raspberry Pi or Arduino Due.  I'm a decent swimmer, but....
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I think the original post is just an advertising prank and maybe a virus spreading prank at that.
I noticed also that the second pdf does not download so why does he leave it there ?

All the references just give you the same advertising speel and nothing is said of any Arduino connection

I think his posts  should be removed but leave the soda pop posts .
I use them all the time for fruit flys and very effective they are even with a splash of beer in them
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