July 8th, 2003

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The bugs have been pretty bad this year. I just heard about the Mosquito Magnet:
The machines are designed to mimic mammals. About 3 feet high, they contain a propane tank that generates carbon dioxide, heat and moisture. They also emit a chemical that supposedly smells like cow's breath to a mosquito. The combination is an irresistible ambrosia to a mosquito. Once lured in, the mosquitoes are sucked into a trap where they dehydrate after a day or so.

Looks like they're going for over $1k on ebay.