Open Source Mosquito Trap

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Open Source Mosquito Trap

Post by mikaelarhelger » Sun May 27, 2018 9:16 am

Hello 3D printing community:

I have been contemplating to develop my own mosquito trap similar to (30 x 35 cm, 2kg):

However, now I am convinced it has to be done Open Source, so anybody can make one! Here some idea on the design:


A simple computer cooling fan (120 x 120 x 25mm, 3,6 W, 100VAC - 230 VAC, 12 VDC) is mounted inside the mosquito trap (preferably horizontal for longer life of fan but not sure it is possible depending on the review of CFD). This fan sucks in air and ultimately the mosquitoes coming too close to the "black hole" into a net where they can no longer escape. This fan also pushes out pheromone:

The functional aspect is shown here in these pictures (CO2 needed in some areas only):




A video is shown here:[youtube][/youtube]

Here some other videos with different designs:
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Re: Open Source Mosquito Trap

Post by JohnnyGTO » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:19 am

In AZ they place a small block of dry ice to act as human breath and the inlet is always a dark color. The county does this for mosquito abatement. One thing I have been told is the larger outside traps that use CO2 from propane can actually increase the number of mosquitos due to the range of the trap.

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Re: Open Source Mosquito Trap

Post by PartTimeRonin » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:59 pm

Will UV LED help attract more mosquito?
So this trap is not recommend for indoor right?

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Re: Open Source Mosquito Trap

Post by Moorviper » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:31 pm

Normally mosquitos don't give a f*ck about light / they only check if a C02 source is in the area they are.
They can sense for CO2 in a range about 50m.

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