Fight Off Mosquitos with Dry Ice
It’s that time of year again. Time for the buzzing in your ear and the itchy bumps all over your arms and legs. Summer brings the heat and humidity mosquitos love, and it doesn’t take much standing water for any puddle to become a breeding ground for those little pests. If you have a yard that holds a lot of water after heavy rain, you could have a full blown infestation on your hands. There’s a few thing you can do to fight back the swarm, and dry ice can help.
How It Works
First, a quick note on mosquitos. It’s a fact that some people are more attractive to mosquitos than others and they can sniff out their prey from up to 50 meters away. This may come as a surprise, but only female mosquitos bite. The females need blood to develop fertile eggs. So how can dry ice help keep them away? As dry ice warms up it goes right from a solid to a gas in a process called sublimation. Since dry ice is actually carbon dioxide, which is what we breath when we exhale, it’s tricks mosquitos into thinking there is an animal around. So, we can use dry ice to attract mosquitos to on section of a yard, not scare them off.
How To Do It
The carbon dioxide works like a big smelly sign that reads “Dinner Over Here” in big neon lights, er, smells. The best way to do this is to buy dry ice and put in into a cloth bag, not plastic, and place it in a remote area of your yard. You need to use a cloth bag instead of plastic so the carbon dioxide gas can escape. If you yard is large or extremely buggy you might need to make up a few of these. So now that we have lures, we need a way to get rid of the mosquitos. Bug traps can be found at just about any retail store, and you won’t need anything extra strong since the dry ice is doing all the work of attracting the mosquitos.
Contact Dry Ice Corp. for All Your Dry Ice Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice products and customized delivery services in the Northeastern United States, from Virginia all the way up to Maine. And because our dry ice is supplied by manufacturing plants located right here in the Northeast, we can guarantee freshness. Other suppliers, meanwhile, get their dry ice from manufacturing plants as much as 1,000 miles away, which has a direct impact on product freshness. Ready to get your dry ice?
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