How do the 400 mosquito traps work in Hyères?

At the foot of the lampposts. With sea view In famous places. In the main arteries. To the cemetery. Near the baths … No place in the city of Hyères was discovered by the installers of Qista mosquito traps.

The town, the largest seller of the company based in Bouches-du-Rhône, is about these interesting boxes to wage a merciless war on the animal, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ beautiful summer evening … and the name of the trip.

Four years after the discovery of the first bins (which some still confuse with garbage or trash), the city hall says it has allocated 1.9 million euros to this work from 2019 (our Monday edition).

An addition in front of him lays the extraction of many insects released from danger … and the multiplication of their descendants.

According to the technicians, each box catches an average of 50 mosquitoes per day … or 20,000 in the city.

1. Bollards are shocking

The trick to attract mosquitoes is to believe that it is a person, the boxes pretend to breathe and therefore they reject, like exhalations, puffs of carbon dioxide. Every month, the maintenance work is to replace the CO bottle2 hiding in the box.

2. Beads imitate the smell of sweat

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To facilitate the manipulation, the suspended carbon goes into a small container filled with beads filled with the same aroma as we smoke.

3. LEDs to count mosquitoes

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Not very important, but gives interesting information, a light of LEDs line the trap and manage to count the number of prey caught.

4. A cleaning device that captures prey

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Inside the furnace, a fan pushes gas to attract the mosquitoes… and just below, a dry cleaner catches them, keeping them in a small net where they dry quickly.

5. Real time news

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Representatives of the mosquito control service can receive all the information in real time about the working condition and the effectiveness of the traps.

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