I can effectively zap mosquitoes with a hand racket zapper once I see them. A LED flashlight in a dark room seems to work best for spotting the mosquitoes while they fly. Can someone recommend better lighting options to see and expose them?

  • If you're having a particularly terrible time with them, couldn't you hang a bug zapper that attracts them for like an hour or so in each of the problem rooms?
    – SolarLunix
    Jun 9, 2015 at 19:26
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    @SolarLunix Mosquitoes mostly ignores bug zappers. They are attracted to CO2 and prefer dark surfaces. So bug zappers actually are only killing harmless and possibly beneficial insects, but using a racket zapper I can easily kill the mosquitoes in my room!
    – ramiwi
    Jun 10, 2015 at 19:00
  • Have you tried using oils around your home? healthline.com/health/kinds-of-natural-mosquito-repellant
    – SolarLunix
    Jun 10, 2015 at 19:15

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You can try using a single light bulb in a lamp. Turn off all the other lights and then the bugs will be drawn to that one area. should be able to pick a good number off that way. Happy Hunting

  • Unfortunately the light bulb is not very attractive to the mosquitoes, and I dont mind other bugs.
    – ramiwi
    Jun 24, 2015 at 23:06

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