The Best Mosquito Traps Kill Female Mosquitoes

People prone to mosquito bites now have a particularly aggressive breed to beware of: the Asian tiger mosquito, which according to  The Wall Street Journal is on the rise in urban areas across the South and the East Coast of the U.S.  While experts recommend wearing light-colored clothing and insect repellents to ward off the biters, some regard coating their skin with chemicals as unappealing as an insect bite and might want to consider using mosquito traps.

An effective trap can kill off enough egg-laying female mosquitoes to collapse a population over the recommended coverage area. For most entry level mosquito traps, that usually means about half an acre. The idea is to use a trap 24/7, not just when you’re spending time outdoors.