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Apparatus for Attracting and Destroying Insects

Abstract: 

An apparatus for attracting and destroying insects includes a housing, a canister secured to the housing and containing carbon dioxide, and a discharge device for discharging the carbon dioxide from the canister and into the housing. The apparatus further includes a source of octenol provided in the housing, and a device for introducing and mixing the octenol with the carbon dioxide within the housing. The mixture of carbon dioxide and octenol is released from the housing for attracting insects. A heat source is also provided for further attracting insects, and an electric grid secured to and surrounding the housing destroys the insects upon their contacting the grid.

Patent Number: 
5,799,436
Date Of Issue: 
09/01/1998
Inventors: 

James A. Nolen;William Mallow