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Jan 18, 2021, 08:20 pm Last Edit: Jan 18, 2021, 08:32 pm by ephitran
Innovations from users.

Unexpected results gave out an innovation A light itself is a trap.

I got the idea from a user. She had to clean the housings of her recessed mosquito repelling lights of hundreds every week.  They were jus mainly mosquitoes with some others as well  She just had her lights several centimeters into the opening of a tube (or box).

The principle is right.

  • When one reserve a place for them to go they will go indeed.
  • The inner side of thee tube should be Blue . . . or RED.. --
  • It takes several days for them to get killed- Until then they will come out with an OFF of the power.

Happy Mosquito Free Published:  Peer Reviewed Journal


I thought you would find this interesting

I like to report to the community 1 agricultural application/observation with the light on my backyard where I have about 1000 square feet, high above trellis.
As a Vietnamese we love lufa soup and in Texas the plants were plagued with lovebugs. They came depositing eggs, making the fruits spoiled as the results.
There, the lights were installed mostly below the trellis for mosquito repelling purposes. Last several years they puzzled me about the locations, the bugs only come to spoil in certain areas while leaving the rest intact plus 1 interesting observation. they did not come near  to bother us at human activity level; below 5', 6' 
I have 1 light installed higher this year, and I can't wait to have the result reported.

Happy mosquito Free.


The spring is right around the corner, In order to facilitate your work, I share you my experience.
Years back, when we deployed the "mosquito repelling lights" it was in our wish list that there was USB LED strip on the market. such as:
Things have changed for you benefit, though they are about 2m long. you only need a very small portion of it.
Please put yourselves at the eye of the insects, they try to avoid seeing it (them),  put them in the situation, fleeing from one will lead them into the direction to come to the other.. It is better when the strip is cut up 2,3,4 LED per sections to be put at different corner of the place rather then a single one. 

BTW: They don't need to be synchronized. - If you need me to re-post the code then drop us a line.

Happy Mosquito Free!


Apr 01, 2021, 07:27 pm Last Edit: Apr 01, 2021, 07:32 pm by ephitran
Dear Community.
For the benefit of all, If You can help us all to post on "WKI . . " with the Journal reference . When I post the link. They say I "promote myself". If a peer review journal is not a reliable source then what else?


Apr 03, 2021, 07:09 pm Last Edit: Apr 03, 2021, 07:32 pm by ephitran
The reason I try my best because there is no other reward is worth more than saving lives.

I was taught since childhood . If I have breads and let the next doors  die of hunger I commit murder!-- Scary!

Let the facts speak for themselves.

As a proud Christian: Happy Easter.
and also

Happy Mosquito Free!


Apr 05, 2021, 04:51 pm Last Edit: Apr 05, 2021, 07:26 pm by ephitran
Something For FUN!
A mosquito repelling  phone dongle.
Years back i got 1 challenge to make a mosquito repel phone dongle. And it worked, work ell.
Sorry it was too long ago that I don't have the picture. 

These are the instruction: It has 2 parts.

  • The hardware: A 3.5mm stereo plug, 2 RGB LED. and a 20 ohm resistor I prefer the petty tiny but my eye sight limits me to use the 5050 . The schematic is below.
  • You need to create a wave file perhaps using Audacity or others. The forum does not allow to upload wave file so I have the screen capture instead.
  • As long as the the wave file is played it repels.

Please remember it repels on line of sight principle:

NOTE: My children didn't like it b/c it tied up their phones and they always had others laying around.

Happy Mosquito Free!


Apr 06, 2021, 06:40 am Last Edit: Apr 07, 2021, 03:27 am by ephitran
Revisiting the Trap.
Now is spring, and summer next. If you do for your home then trap (in page 1) is my recommendation.
The following image show the test was setup. Please note that the middle round circle was taped.  There is only one way the to move from 1 side to the other is thru the trap. It is as the same described trap without the mesh In order demonstrate the catching in action.

The setup (Somehow "insert an image" does not work - I put a link).)

And the slow-motion picture show what actually happen. - It was capture too long ago, I forget exact how long the actual run time was, i guest it's about 45' or 1 hr. The mosquitoes were introduced to the bottom haft. The light repelled them with a reserved 'safe" path is the mouth of the trap where  the fan sucked and threw them to the "top" corner. The video picture were captured for in-house evaluation, not for show. I dig for other images and found them in the zip file.

The cathcing video

Happy Mosquito Free!


Apr 09, 2021, 04:10 pm Last Edit: Apr 09, 2021, 04:25 pm by ephitran
The trap at the patio overnight.

There are signs that some were consumed by others. Body parts were laying around. We checked at night and saw many; they got in/out by crawling.

Happy Mosquito Free!

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