2001 - Volume #25, Issue #4, Page #30
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Propane-Powered "Mosquito Magnet"

It looks something like a gas grille and is powered by propane. But instead of grilling steaks, this new backyard gadget kills mosquitoes.
  The revolutionary "mosquito magnet" mimics the human body by converting propane into a plume of carbon dioxide, heat and moisture. The mixture lures in mosquitoes from hundreds of feet away and then vacuums them up into a net where they dehydrate and die. "It doesn't require a power cord so it can be located anywhere mosquitoes live and breed, allowing you to trap them before they get to you," says the company.
  The machine comes equipped with a standard 20-lb. propane tank. It catalytically converts the propane into carbon dioxide. It uses a power pack to generate its own electricity to operate the bug vacuum.  
  Two units are available. One model protects an area of up to an acre and sells for $1,295 plus S&H. The other model covers 3/4 of an acre and sells for $795 plus S&H.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Biting Insect Technology, 2240 South County Trail, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818 (ph 877 699-8727 or 401 884-3500; fax 401 884-6688; Website: www.mosquitomagnet.com/development.html).

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2001 - Volume #25, Issue #4