How do Mosquitoes find me?

Mosquitos are attacted mainly to Carbon Dioxide, Heat (temperature) and Light.  Whether it’s light or dark outside, they can easily find humans because of the Carbon Dioxide we emit.  


How do Nile Mosquito Traps help eliminate Mosquito threats?

Nile Mosquito Traps help eliminate Mosquitoes by attracting them with the help of CO2, Heat and Light.  Once the mosquitoes are lured near the trap, the force from the built in fan sucks them into the holding container where they cannot escape.  Once in the container they expire from dehydration.

Nile traps use photocatalysis to create the CO2 that is emitted.  The light from the trap reacts with a Titanium Dioxide coated plate above the light.  This reaction creates CO2 which is then emitted from the trap to attract mosquitoes.

Nile Mosquito Trap Diagram 


Where should I place my trap for best results?

Mosquitoes live in damp, wet places low to the ground.  Most species fly near the ground until they reach their host.   For that reason it is best to place your trap as close to the ground as possible between you and the source of the mosquitoes. Optimal distance to place your trap from the ground can vary with different mosquito species, so start by placing your trap on the ground to start.  If you are not getting the results you expect, try raising the trap to a maximum height of 5 feet.  


How Long Should I leave the Nile Mosquito Trap on?

Nile Mosquito traps can be left on 24 hours, 7 days a week during peak seasons.  They use less than 16 watts of energy with both the fan and lights turned on.  To conserve energy and light bulb longevity, turn the light off during daylight hours.  On the Nile 2000, don’t forget to dump collected mosquitoes into the collection tray by turning the collection tray lever a quarter turn.  Emptying the mosquitoes into the collection tray will ensure they cannot escape when the trap is turned off.       


What should I do if I have more questions?

Please contact us at if you have any questions.  Our helpful, friendly sales staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have.