It’s simple: our small, family-owned business chooses to invest in high-quality materials and time-proven, all-natural ingredients as opposed to our competitors who either produce products containing government-regulated materials (requiring them to pay for expensive research, licensing and regulatory fees and costs) and/or maintain expensive marketing and sales campaigns. By investing wisely with modest production, marketing and sales budgets, we’re able to keep our costs under control and then pass along significant savings to you, our customer!
No. The Ecotrap® Fly Guard’s attractant can generate strong unpleasant odors, making it unsuitable for indoor use unless well-ventilated. It may be used in barns, stables, warehouses and similar outdoor-type structures.
We recommend hanging your Ecotrap® Fly Guard at a comfortable distance away and downwind from any outdoor living areas. The fly population will naturally be drawn towards the trap and away from the areas you wish to keep fly-free.
Yes. The Ecotrap® Fly Guard is made of durable materials and built to withstand the elements. In fact, exposure to direct sunlight will strengthen the attractant’s effectiveness (odor) and rain will assist in maintaining the necessary water level.
The Ecotrap® Fly Guard fly trap is effective for ALL flies (except fruit flies), but is completely harmless to bees and other beneficial insects.
There are two main differences among the Ecotrap® Fly Guard and similar fly traps. The first is whether the trap is disposable vs. reusable, and the second is whether the trap’s attractant relies on purely organic materials vs. added synthetic fly hormones. The Ecotrap® Fly Guard is completely disposable, meaning our customers do not need to empty and clean their trap, which is very unpleasant and unsanitary. And, the Ecotrap® Fly Guard’s attractant uses only organic materials intended to draw ALL flies equally, as opposed to synthetic hormones which focus on drawing only female flies, and sometimes only specific species of female flies. The Ecotrap® Fly Guard’s combination of disposability and organic materials results in the most effective and sanitary fly trap available.
How does the Ecotrap® Mosquito Guard patch compare to other all-natural mosquito "repellent" options ?
The Ecotrap® Mosquito Guard has at least three advantages over such products:
- First, vitamin B1 has many known health benefits, and our transdermal patch allows your body to access those benefits while bracelets and non-transdermal stickers containing essential oils do not.
- Second, by releasing excess vitamin B1 through your pores, you can create full-body mosquito protection for over 3 days with a single patch.
- Third, and this distinction is very important, vitamin B1 is more effective than essential oils in preventing mosquito bites. This is because essential oils aim to “repel” insects with their odor – which sometimes works, but usually does not. Human bodies naturally produce strong attractants and the amount of essential oils necessary to counteract that attraction simply cannot be contained within a little sticker, bracelet or similar device. Conversely, vitamin B1 works in preventing mosquitos from detecting your presence at all by creating a “cloaking” (rather than “repelling”) effect. With vitamin B1, mosquitos are not repelled away from you, they simply do not “see” you – making it possible for you to pass through their territory unnoticed (kinda’ like a Klingon warship).
No. The Ecotrap® Mosquito Guard patch does have a metallic or “vitamin” odor, but it is unnoticeable once applied.
There are two things to consider about your past experience with mosquito patches:
- First, to achieve the desired “cloaking” effect, a minimum of 150mg of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) is needed. So, it’s possible the other patch brand you used did not contain a sufficient amount of the vitamin. (See the following Q&A for additional information about this.)Each Ecotrap® Mosquito Guard patch contains 300mg of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), which is more than twice that of our competitors’ patches.
Second, the Ecotrap® Mosquito Guard patch typically needs to be replaced after about 3 and a half days (84 hours) to maintain a “cloaking” effect. It is important to note that the “cloaking” effect only works while your body is releasing excess vitamin B1. Therefore, if your body needs more vitamin B1 than is provided by a single patch to create this effect, a second patch may need to be applied simultaneously and/or the patch(es) may need to be replaced more frequently.
Yes, the Ecotrap® Mosquito Guard patch outperforms our competitors’ in this respect for two reasons:
- First, we use custom-cut, durable hospital-grade adhesive cloth bandages designed to stay put even under rugged conditions.
- Second, our patch provides the vitamin B1 in a separate disc located in the center of the patch rather than mixing it in with the adhesive. Patches which combine the vitamin with their adhesive typically fall off as soon as enough vitamin has been absorbed to sufficiently weaken the remaining adhesive. (Notably, mixing the vitamin into the adhesive also limits the amount of vitamin that a patch can contain. See the previous Q&A for more information about this.)
The transdermal nature of our Ecotrap® Mosquito Guard patch makes the vitamin B1 available to your body for absorption and release through your pores over a period of several days. This extends the “cloaking” effect created by the vitamin for a longer period of time than oral supplements since the digestive process releases the vitamin all at once and suppresses most of its “cloaking” effects by eliminating the excess vitamin through the digestive system instead of through your skin.
Can the Ecotrap® Mosquito Guard patch be used by children, pregnant women, and people
with allergies or sensitive skin?
Yes, and no. The Ecotrap® Mosquito Guard patch uses a hypoallergenic, hospital-grade adhesive cloth bandage and contains 300mg Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) mixed with aloe vera and lanolin. If you have known allergies to any of these ingredients, you should not use the patch. As with all products applied directly to the skin, you should consult with a doctor if you have reason to believe these ingredients may be unsuitable due to age or a known health condition. Do not apply the patch to extremely delicate or sensitive areas on your body, or near wounds, rashes, sunburns, or otherwise already irritated or damaged skin. And, be sure to apply replacement patches in a new area to avoid unnecessarily irritating your skin through extended bandaging and exposure to the patch’s adhesive and concentrated vitamin disc.
Poca, los ratones tienen un alto sentido del olfato por lo que olerán la carnada, no es necesario poner mucha y esto puede desbalancear la trampa ya que está muy bien balanceada para que el ratón no se dé cuenta de que está sucediendo hasta que es demasiado tarde. Agregar demasiada carnada puede ocasionar que la trampa se cierre por accidente.
A su gusto y conveniencia, hay quienes prefieren agregar algo de veneno (a cuenta y riesgo del cliente). Otra carnada que es muy eficiente es el chicloso tootsie.
Los ratones son muy tímidos y escurridizos, comúnmente deslizándose por las paredes paralelamente. Mantenga la trampa paralela y pegada a la pared con una ligerísima separación, para que este la encuentre en su camino.
Si llega a ver restos del ratón, esto quiere decir que por ahí es donde pasa y es donde debe de colocar la trampa. También puede colocar la trampa en caminos que crea que usa el ratón para ir de un lugar a otro. Los ratones salen a merodear y alimentarse más comúnmente de noche cuando la casa esta silenciosa y obscura.
No, la trampa lo contiene dentro de ella, el ratón podría morir de inanición o asfixiado pero puede encontrarlo vivo en la trampa. Si usted quiere matar al ratón, será necesario echar la trampa en una cubeta con agua.