Spartan Mosquito Eradicator vs Pro Tech

Spartan Mosquito Eradicator vs Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech

Here’s a table comparing the two attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSBs) sold by Spartan Mosquito. Please feel free to share on Facebook, Nextdoor, and Pinterest.

If you see anything that needs updating, please let me know.

Notes

  1. Spartan Mosquito no longer makes the Eradicator but it is still available at some retailers.
  2. The company has said for years that it is working on selling refills but I don’t think it will ever happen.
  3. Per the fine print, the 30-day guarantee clock for the Pro Tech starts the day you purchased the device (or the day it was delivered). So if you buy in bulk for future use, that’s something to keep in mind.
  4. Scientists have evaluated the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator and found no evidence it controls mosquitoes. Another team of scientists have determined that salt (the active ingredient in Eradicators) doesn’t kill adult mosquitoes.
  5. The American Mosquito Control Association does not endorse the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator.
  6. The Spartan Mosquito Eradicator is the focus of a $5 million class-action lawsuit.
  7. Here are the approximate ingredient amounts for the Eradicator in case you’d like to make your own refills:  2 1/2 tbsp sucrose, 1 tsp salt, 1/16 tsp yeast. Then add warm water to fill line. Here’s the recipe for 40 refills (feel free to share on Facebook). Refill ingredients cost less than a nickel per tube. To refill a Pro Tech: 0.48 tbsp boric acid, 0.48 cups sucrose, 1/16 tsp brewer’s yeast.
  8. Here is my review of the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator.
  9. Here is my review of the Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech.

15 thoughts on “Spartan Mosquito Eradicator vs Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech

  1. Baffled Margaret

    Not sure why it worked so well for me. I have 3/4 of an acre and on both sides of me are livestock watering locations and one has a pool. My yard has numerous shrubs and trees. My first summer living in the house I couldn’t walk out of my door without being bitten numerous times and I mean dozens. After putting up the Mosquito Eradicators I first noticed a decline within a week or two. Then the rest of the summer was virtually mosquito free. No municipality sprays for mosquitoes in my area. Must be an anomaly and I got the only package of mosquito eradicator that worked. I am so lucky!

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    1. Holly

      Same here! I live in a rural area , near woods, ponds, and a river. The day I hung my mosquito eradicate you were swarmed getting to your car. Two weeks later there were none! I was thrilled! How can that be junk?

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      1. Colin Purrington Post author

        But it only has salt inside so it cannot be responsible. I challenge you to use binoculars to spy on your Eradicators from afar. The company promises there will be clouds of mosquitoes fighting to get inside. Every single day. Let me know if you see any. Here’s my review of the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator.

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    2. Kara

      Same my Grandson could not go outside until I put these up around my house, we have a pond on both sides of us and cattle pens and a barn all right there and as long as he don’t leave the front yard he’s fine but walk out to the lots and he gets eat up.

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    3. Micaela Gebelhardt

      I agree. 1st year it wasn’t that great, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year we had zero mosquitoes inside our treated area. Fyi: 1.5 acres hung at 4 corners and in the middle away from the house. I’m going to say the reviewers didn’t use it as recommended. They expected 100% mosquito control with the 1st application.

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  2. Kayla Tomlinson

    That’s fucking wild that they are selling that shite for so much. I’ve seen this brand for sale in Washington. Thanks for making such a thorough review!

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  3. Leo

    It works like a charm in South Texas where the state bird is a Mosquito.
    As long as you put them up early in the season.

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  4. Pete woon

    I’ve used the spartan educator for 2 years. I’ve always been skeptical, but we do see improvement right after we put them up. The plastic tubes are full of thousands of mosquitoes when I dump then out. I don’t get the same results when owm mixture, but I’ll try your recipe.

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  5. B P

    Hey Colin – If I had to make a homemade lure for an air trap, what chemicals do you think would work best? I’ve heard a lot about lactic acid. What do you think?

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    1. Colin Purrington Post author

      I’m unsure of what an air trap is. Do you mean, what type of chemical *would* entice mosquitoes into tubes? CO2 is certainly important, but you’d need dry ice or compressed CO2 to achieve useful concentrations. There are also lures out there for various mosquito species. As you mention, lactic acid is one. Here’s a review.

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