My husband’s friend’s brother-in-law died last week from dengue. It was shocking because his family thought it was just a normal fever. He went to see the doctor after a few days, but then it was too late. Turned out, dia kena denggi berdarah. And just like that, he died, leaving his wife and family behind (they were married for only 2 years, if I’m not mistaken). Innalillah. I cannot imagine the sadness his family is feeling by the sudden loss of their loved one.
The number of deaths related to dengue in Malaysia in the first half of 2013 has increased compared to last year (source). It’s so scary and worrying! What’s even more worrying is that there is no specific medicine to treat dengue infection, so the best that we can do is to bust Aedes before they get us.
There are a few ways to combat mosquitoes and I’m very sure you’re familiar with most of them – using aerosols, mosquito coils, electric vapor mats, etc. I’m not a fan of using the first 2, especially because I have kids and it’s actually dangerous. I wanted something safer and non-toxic. But not to the point where I have to dance and slap like these 3 la…
Here’s an alternative way to bust mosquitoes that is safer and eco-friendly. Using a trap!
Introducing Khind Aedes Buster IK610
So not only there’s mouse trap, there’s also mosquito trap. How cool!
Before I explain how this buster thing works, you should know that mosquitoes find their prey through scent, sight and heat. They have poor eye sight but they can smell your scent from 100 feet away, especially the carbon dioxide you exhale.
Khind Aedes Buster attracts mosquitoes the same way like human attracts mosquitoes – through odour, light and heat. Carbon dioxide released by the Titanium Dioxide Coating in the buster mimics the same carbon dioxide exhaled by human beings. The ultra violet light produces a strong visual attraction to mosquitoes within 30 feet. And the heat released by the UV lamps mimics the warmth of a human body to lure mosquitoes within the vicinity of 10 feet from the buster.
This is the glue tray. It needs to be placed at the bottom of the collecting compartment so that when the mosquitoes are sucked into the buster, they will stick to the glue tray and die! Muahahaha padan muka.
Khind Aedes Buster features a built-in timer which will automatically power off by itself after 4 hours because that’s the amount of time it needs to kill mosquitoes efficiently. All you need to do is place it on a table or anywhere that is 3 feet above the ground, turn it on and switch off other lights in the room. Ensure that no one is in the room while the buster is operating because you don’t want to confuse the mosquitoes! If you want to use it for your bedroom, do so 4 hours before your bedtime so that by the time you’re going to bed, your room will be mosquito-free.
This Khind Aedes Buster is retailed at RM132 and is available in dark blue and maroon colors. You can purchase them online at their website here.
Or, you can win it! I’m giving away 2 units of Khind Aedes Buster to 2 lucky readers, and all you need to do is answer this question:
“What are the 3 ways Khind Aedes Buster attracts mosquitoes with?”.
Leave your answers in the comment section below, together with your name and email. Contest ends on the 10th of July 2013 at 11.59pm. The 2 winners will be randomly selected by me.
There’s also a Facebook contest going on where you could also win this Khind Aedes Buster. Check it out here!