Did you know that one of the deadliest animals in the world is the mosquito?
According to the World Health Organization, mosquito bites result in the deaths of millions of people annually.
There are around 3,500 species of mosquitoes on the planet. Out of those, there are many that are responsible for transmitting the viruses, bacteria, and parasites that cause serious illnesses.
Malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, tularemia, and Zika fever are all mosquito-borne diseases.
Although plenty of electronic or photonic mosquito killers are available, for those who live in very humid areas, nothing works on the vast swarms of the biting insects.
Thankfully, Dan Rojas of Green Power Science has come up with a brilliant way to trap thousands of these mini beasts. For his creative, pesticide-free way of getting rid of mosquitoes, he made use of a huge industrial fan for trapping the mosquitoes, and a dog whose breath worked as a source of carbon dioxide for attracting the mosquitoes.
Rojas claims that he once caught around 8,000 mosquitoes in just two nights.
Watch Rojas describe his mosquito trap setup