Female biting insects require blood to nourish their eggs. They get that blood from you, your family, your pets, and your friends. They track down hosts by sensing the carbon dioxide, octenol, moisture and heat from breath. Some mosquitoes are also attracted to UV Light.
The Ambush Mosquito Trap combines all those cues. This tricks the insects into thinking the Ambush is a host where they can get a blood meal. Once the mosquitoes approach the Ambush, they are sucked into the catch container by the powerful vacuum fan. Once trapped inside the Ambush, they quickly dehydrate and die.