The summer is a particularly brutal time for some people, especially with the presence of mosquitoes. From the buzzing in your ear to the itchy bumps, you may have tried every remedy to combat mosquito infestation. If you are likely to get bitten by mosquitoes often or you live in a mosquito happy environment, try using Dry Ice. It sounds odd, but today we are going to talk about how to use dry ice to protect you from mosquitoes.
It Attracts Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes have a particularly keen sense of smell, able to detect their prey from 50 meters away. Female mosquitoes sniff the air to find their prey. Dry Ice can help attract them because of the process called sublimation. Sublimation is the process where dry ice warms up and goes right from a solid to a gas. Dry ice is comprised of carbon dioxide, which is what humans exhale when we breathe. This tricks mosquitoes into thinking there is an animal around and they are attracted to it. Rather than repelling mosquitoes from your skin, you attract them to a certain area of your yard.
How Do You Do It?
Using dry ice in your yard is like putting a big restaurant sign in your yard. Hungry mosquitoes will smell the dry and be instantly attracted, pursuing that rather than you. To do this, buy dry ice and put it in a cloth bag. A plastic bag will not work as well for this purpose due to the need for the carbon dioxide to escape and will likely not protect your hands from damage. Place the dry ice in a remote space in your yard. In particularly buggy atmospheres, you may need to make multiples to cover various areas of your yard. With these lures, you can attract mosquitoes and trap them using standard bug traps from any retail store.
For All Your Dry Ice Needs, Dry Ice Corp.
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the northeastern United States. Our dry ice guaranteed fresh and delivered right to your door. We are more than happy to help you determine your needs for shipping your goods whether it be several batches of cookies or a single pie, we can provide you with the dry ice you need to get the job done. Give us a call at 201-767-3200 or contact us online for a quote or more information. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter for business updates.