Mosquito control, killing off the females, 100+ meter radius

The components are from off-the-shelves, no programming required
However this is a show case of Arduino that enable us to build the "dual probe thermostat" in order have the devices tested. and data collected. Thanks to Arduino community. (It' simple and I will post later FYI)

Main text: Mosquito control, killing off the females

Thanks to Research Square that I received invitations from several peer reviewed journals within only 5 days posted. And i will keep the community posted of the progress.

Please keep your fingers crossed.

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Some practical issues & experience. (So you don't have to offer yourselves to get bitten in order to learn the same lessons)

  • I have had hard time to use the wax warmer that have a turning nod to control the temperature. With the digital controlled as in the picture it needs a manual turning ON after power outages.

  • The device should be placed in dark, or shade areas, away from the house or at least the outside of the door in this case you may see some hanging at the door jam on the hot days, they are harmless males trying to get cooler.

  • It's recommend that you build auto feeding because the device evaporates 2,3 oz. or 1/2, 3/4 inch a day.

  • Among warm blooded animals, human has the lowest body temperature (37°C). Mosquitoes like the warmer better but not over 42°C, 41° is the best choice. They also like lower positions (They like your feet more than your face), thus, it should be placed on or near the ground level.

  • Unlike the repelling lights that effect immediately upon ON-turns, The device requires at least an overnight duration from dusk to dawn.

  • After a few days people normally take it for grant. If you experience bites please check the device if it has 'water' and ON. If there is sour smell it won't work, please have it cleaned and make sure you have enough antibiotics. With auto-fill it's supposed to last for months (set-and-forget, no maintenance) out of common sense it should be cleansed every few weeks.

Happy Mosquito Free
Phi

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I have a pending issue if you can help. - Help the community or help yourselves.
How to 'kill' male mosquitoes. People just flick out when they see them, just mosquitoes.

In my experience and experiments I am able to kill at least 80% of them when near to the warm bait I place an other one with its temperature just a tiny, tiny lower then the surrounding without using evaporative effects; it produces too much moisture affecting the whole system.

If the cost is not a concern then of-course it can be done.

The real issue is the cost.

Any idea could have them done at a reasonable and affordable cost to the mass? Perhaps an Ardiono base tiny, tiny AC?

Happy Mosquito Free!
Phi.

Peltier cooler?

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Have you done an environmental study to find the impact of the loss of food supply for various birds, amphibians, fish, and even other insects?
Paul

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@Coding_Badly
Back then when I tried to replace the evaporative cooler with an real AC I was thinking of having one myself but the 10A power supply in order to have it operated?

FYI: The bait need just a tiny, tiny difference (0.1° to 0.5°?) they don't like them too cool.

@Paul_KD7HB.

NO! I don't think I am qualified.

  • I feel bad because the geckos moved away (with the light).

  • I have a mixture feeling of bad and good when I noticed that I have more silent night when the neighbors' dogs quit sporadically bark. It happened when they in and out the treated area.

  • On my observations human are not the main food source of mosquitoes. Among the warm blooded our warmth is in the bottom of the list. They like warmers.

  • Back then, when I had a free running dog in the backyard, I was able to gather larger number of larvae in thousands per week, It reduced to about a hundred when I gave her away.

Happy mosquito Free!
Phi.

I feel bad, too, when the big fat trout are all gone, the bats at night are all gone, the swallows flying all over during the day are mostly gone, the frogs are mostly gone, etc.
Paul

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You are probably overthinking it.
There will still be enough for all those creatures with the exception of some smaller (very small) areas where a few humans use these methods. There will also be plenty of thier other foods still available too.

Of course the other foods depend on us not polluting the water.
We all know that's more of a concern with the big companies looking for cheap methods of getting rid of waste.

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Actual truth for Central Oregon. The forest Service and many other government agencies have pretty much sprayed the mosquitos out of existence so the tourist can float their bare bodies on the lakes and rivers and the golf players can not be bothered while playing.
The end result on other wildlife is as I wrote.
There are so many different varieties of mosquitos that no mechanical/electrical means can really reduce the total volume.
Paul

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Central Oregon sort of says it all.
America one of the highest ranking countries ... when it come to pollution :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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I personally do not think that it's wise to kill any including the "harmful" such as ants, mosquitoes. God create them for the purpose. It's our limitation, we are not able to fully understand the impacts, perhaps they experience the world millions years long, long before us. We are the late, late comers.

Go back to the mosquito things.
I don't like to see if anyone want to apply the methods in large scale kill them because they are mosquitoes. We don't have to.
But it's good to establish mosquito free islands where people's lives get a little easier. such as with the light you and you friends can after work, enjoy some beers in the backyard without be bothered by those mosquitoes (I have my coffees under the morning sun in the backyard) They don't want to harm or to hurt you but only try to survive.

God gives us gifts, as long as we use them responsibly. They (may) become curses if we abuse them.

Happy Mosquito Free!
Phi

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Pending practical issue. or wish list

At the moment there is not a product that was designed for the purpose. Just the workarounds of using wax warmers, slow cookers also work too! They evaporate too much and require to have the solutions full at near the rim in order to have the surface fluctuate between 98° → 106° .

If you or your company contemplate such product lines they should have the followings "requirements".

  • Its surface should as same as of wax warmers or bigger.
  • Wax warmers allow user to set at 1° differences please make them more precise. (or fix at 104° F)
  • Wax warmer place the temperature probe in the bottom of the container while mosquitoes see the 'surface'.
  • There are no built-in i/o for user to implement auto-fill mechanism in wax warmers. The device should have 1. At the moment the mechanism use syphoning method.
  • If it's possible to provide some kind of a roof but accessible to mosquitoes

Happy Mosquito Free!
Phi

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By product.: Destroying the outside ant colony from . . . inside..
Happened when ants come to the house.

By volume:
1- Boric acid + 8 powdered sugar. (granulated sugar does not work very well).
Like other ant control 'products' the ants go shortly but it takes several days for the colony to die. They unintendedly carry home.

Happy Mosquito Free.
Phi