The Ambush Story

In the summer of 2011 I became concerned about covering my children in chemical-based mosquito repellants every time they wanted to go outside. This was the only protection we could give the kids to prevent them being eaten alive by mosquitoes and midges.

Our family home was in Bourke, in outback Australia and Bourke has mosquitoes ... lots of mosquitoes. 

I began trying a lot of the mosquito control products from established stores in Australia. I also tried products I could buy through the internet and from overseas.

After trying many different products, I found the solution. The Ambush Mosquito Trap was by far the most effective mosquito control unit I tried.

In early 2012 Bourke and the surrounding districts flooded to levels not seen since the 1970’s.  

The mosquitoes were unbearable.  

Huge balls of mosquitoes covered every street light in town.  I heard stories about whole litters of pups dying over night and sheep dying as they were sucking in more mosquitoes than air!

What better environment to really test the Ambush Mosquito Trap?

I had immediate results.  We were filling our catch container every 2 to 3 days, with between 10 000 and 15 000 dead mosquitoes every 2 nights.  The trap targets the egg laying female mosquitoes as they are the ones that bite.  A female mosquito can lay as many as 3000 mosquitoes in her lifetime.  The Ambush Mark II was potentially wiping out between 30 000 000 and 45 000 000 mosquitoes every two days!

In 5 nights we caught enough mozzies to fill a 2 litre ice cream container.  

Soon word got out. Lots of people were asking me about the Ambush, so I began selling them at local fairs and markets.  In the last three weeks of the mozzie season, in Bourke, a town with a population of 2100, we sold over 150 Ambush Mosquito Traps - mainly to local residents.  We relied on good customer experiences and word of mouth, which goes to show how effective Ambush Mosquito Traps are!

Ambush now sells these traps all over Australia. Our customers are happy - you can read what some of them are saying about Ambush right here on our website.

Ambush is now available in the USA, too.  Many species of mosquitoes are common to both Australia and the United States.

I now know that Octenol, one of the major attractants in the Ambush lure, has been clinically proven to attract many mosquito species such as the common banded mosquito.  This mozzie is the major summer pest of inland riverine areas of southeastern Australia, particularly in the Murray/Darling River basin, and also a carrier of Ross River Virus and Murray River Encephalitis.

The Ambush Mosquito Trap comes with an Ambush Lure that releases an Octenol plume which is highly attractive to mosquitoes.  This means that while your trap works 24 hours a day to break the breeding cycle, it can be supercharged for outdoor events like a barbecue, so that mosquitoes cloud around your Ambush Mosquito Trap, and not your guests.