Frequently Asked Questions
We have amended both the website and the packaging to make it clear that the ambush is an outside only device while the Ambush Indoor Insect Trap can protect you and your loved ones from the irritation of insects and mosquitoes.
The Ambush Mark II Mosquito Trap works best left on 24/7 as it is designed to break the breeding cycle. Also it takes a few hours after the sun has risen to dry the mosquitoes out and kill them as there is still moisture in the air at night. However you can spray a little bug spray near the vents in the morning. This will kill the trapped mosquitoes and the trap can be turned off then.
The Ambush Mark II Mosquito Trap is very quiet and unless you are sitting hard against it you will not hear it.
The Ambush Mark II Mosquito Trap has been sold right around the world ( under different names in different countries). I have sold units Australia wide and receive regular correspondence that the Ambush Trap is very effective.
The Ambush Mark II Mosquito Trap is designed to break the breeding cycle of mosquitoes by targeting the egg laying female mosquitoes. It is designed to be used outside. The Ambush Mark II Mosquito Trap can be used inside but I wouldn't recommend loading it with an Ambush Lure as this may attract Mozzies from outside into your house. By using the Ambush Mark II Mosquito Trap outside, you eliminate the egg laying females from the localised population thus minimising the chance any mozzies will get inside the house. Although the Ambush Mark II Mosquito Trap is designed for mosquitoes, it is also very successful in wiping out midge populations as they are attracted to the same things as mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes lay eggs and are attracted to water. Try and remove all sources of stagnant water where you can. Put the seat down on the toilet outside to minimize the attractant to this area. Put the Ambush Mark II Mosquito Trap in an open area optimally between the source of mosquito attractant ie Dam etc and the house. The mozzies will be drawn to to trap enroute to the house and eliminated.
The Ambush Mark II Mosquito Trap is primarily designed to break the breeding cycle of mosquitoes. Having said that, the first year we used the Ambush Mark II Mosquito Trap at my house, was the first year we didn't have midges or sandflies. Midges and sandflies are aggressive feeders and swarm the trap. I have had feedback from people living on the NSW and QLD coast that tell me that the Ambush Mark II Mosquito Trap is very effective on midges.
The Ambush Mark II Mosquito Trap is a 240v device which is converted to 12v/25w which is roughly a quarter the usage of a light globe.