American Biophysics Corp. studies have shown that Lurex catches almost three times more Asian Tiger mosquitoes than Octenol. Lurex is a specially formulated, patent pending attractant developed specifically to attract the Asian Tiger mosquito. Lurex is made of natural compounds, it simulates human sweat, and it can significantly increase your Mosquito Magnet's catch rate.
As of 2000, the Asian Tiger mosquito had been found in 26 states in the U.S. and in the last ten years has migrated rapidly from the Southeastern states into the Northeastern states, Midwest, and Northern U.S. We recommend the use of Octenol for customers who live within about 10 miles from the coast, where salt marsh mosquitoes and no-see-ums are most likely the predominant pests.
Each of the Lurex portions will last 21 days, meaning that this 3-pack will generally last around nine weeks. After opening, as each sample nears the 21-day expiration date it begins to dry and crack and will lose its potency. Over the course of the nine weeks of expected product life, many owners find that they've significantly decreased the number of winged predators in their intended area and have really given their Mosquito Magnet traps a leg up in the fight against annoying pests - specifically against Asian Tiger mosquitoes.