The Ambush Story

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

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.

I started to try a lot of the mosquito control units that I could buy from established stores in Australia. I also tried ones I could buy through the internet and from overseas.

By far the most effective mosquito control unit I tried was the Ambush Mosquito Trap.
I had to import the Ambush Mosquito Trap from overseas (I couldn't buy it in Australia), but it was still the most cost-effective solution.

Most importantly, it worked!

I had immediate results. We were filling our catch container every 2 to 3 days, that is between 10 000 and 15 000 dead mosquitoes every 2 nights. The trap only targets the egg laying female mosquitoes as they are the only ones that bite. A female mosquito can lay as many as 3000 mosquitoes in her lifetime. The Ambush Mosquito Trap 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.  

Lots of people were asking about the Ambush, so I started selling them at local fairs and stalls. 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 word of mouth, which goes to show how effective Ambush Mosquito Traps are!

Our customers are happy - you can read what some of them are saying about Ambush right here on our website.

I now know that Octenol has been clinically proven to attract mosquitoes 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.