Mosquitoes are known to transmit diseases such as Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus and others. When they bite an animal or bird infected with a disease, they go to lay eggs and come back to bite again. It is this second bite that transmits diseases. The BioCare Trap -N- Kill attracts, catches and kills mosquitoes when they try to lay eggs, thus preventing that second “fatal” bite. Our trap uses a mosquito egg pheromone which Mosquitoes use to mark special egg-laying places. This “locator” biochemical draws mosquitoes into the trap, but they cannot find the exit and will eventually tire and drown in the liquid. Traps are re-usable, non-toxic, and safe for the environment. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
FAQ & TROUBLESHOOTING
Does the trap work in the rain?
Yes! TNK is designed to work in the rain.
What if there’s a drought?
TNK works as long as there’s enough water inside the jar, the velour strip is in place, and the pesticide tab is up-to-date. Check water levels weekly and refill the trap to the bottom of the drain hole as necessary.
What if TNK is knocked over?
If the pesticide tab is missing, replace it. Refill TNK with water, and use a new zip tie to attach the trap to a stable object like a fence post.
What if the TNK cup or lid breaks?
TNK won’t work if it’s empty, so replace traps if they no longer hold water. The TNK lid is designed to create a concentrated pesticide vapor cloud, so broken lids may not function properly. Replace traps if the lid breaks.
How do I dispose of the trap and pesticide tab?
If larvae is moving, add four or five drops of dish soap to kill them. Dispose of treated water either in a sink or toilet. To dispose of the trap and pesticide tab, wrap them up in newspaper and put in trash or offer for recycling if available.
Female mosquitoes recognize this as a site to lay their eggs. Mosquitoes entering the trap will be killed or die shortly thereafter. Mosquitoes breed in standing water found outdoors in containers, pots, planters, gutters, tires, tree-holes, and low-laying areas regularly for best results. Traps should be placed in shaded areas out of reach of children and pets. Space traps 25 feet apart. Do not use on tables intended for serving food.