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. The Environmental Protection Agency is now requiring company to state that the Pro Tech does not eliminate mosquitoes. Company has not yet complied.
  9. Here is my review of the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator.
  10. Here is my review of the Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech.

29 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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        1. Danielle Oliver

          It doesn’t work at all. Unfortunately, i just started my research on them bcuz of that, and the fact that they inboxed me about my comment on Facebook, and then blocked me. They are a terrible company. So sad they are allowed to continue robbing ppl.

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          1. Colin Purrington Post author

            Would you mind sending me their inbox comment? Also, did they hide your comment? Spartan Mosquito tends to do that for anything that might undermine their 5-star image of themselves. I.e., you and your friends will still be able to see the comment but rest of world cannot. Yes, amazing this company is allowed to get away with this. Please share my posts with your community if you can … so few people realize they are being scammed, and fewer warn their friends and family.

    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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  6. Gary W

    Colin, I don’t quite get what you want from the people replying. They are simply telling you of their experiences. If they had favorable results, your main response seems to be, “you obviously didn’t see it correctly”. They are simply telling you what happened for them. And they worked for me as well. But I do appreciate you giving out the replacement mixture. I will try it.

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    1. Lin

      Exactly! I’ve been using Spartans since they first came out. I’m one of those people that mosquitoes LOVE and bites get huge and stay extremely itchy for days. We deploy the tubes in March and use them until weather gets cold. Spartans work! These ARE NOT snake oil, I have NOT been scammed or duped. Facts are facts- and the fact is for 3 years we’ve been using Spartans and been able to enjoy our backyard without getting eaten up by mosquitoes. I follow the directions EXACTLY (it seems most consumers do not). Because of the Spartans, We no longer need to apply bug spray every time we go out in our back yard. These are a game changer.

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  7. Jeff R.

    Okay folks. Here we go! There is a new product in town.

    Colin, thanks for bringing people together in an effort to better eradicate these mosquitoes.

    I purchased a Tougher Than Tom Mosquito killer kit. (https://tougherthantom.com/products/mosquito-tnt) It appears to be a knockoff of this Spartan product. I started to research *what* kills mosquitoes (salt, sugar, yeast?) and found this page.

    I bought it because it’s pretty cheap to try and has great reviews. I’m certain the bad reviews are deleted. Isn’t that how it always works?

    In any case, lots of people still say it works so I’ll try it out and will follow up with a review here in a couple weeks. They say it takes 1-2 weeks to fully work.

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      1. Jeff R.

        Oh Dear! I just had a honeybee swarm take up occupancy in an empty hive box nearby to where I set up.

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          1. Jeff R.

            Do you happen to know how it actually kills bees? If it doesn’t kill mosquitos, by that logic it shouldn’t be toxic to bees either. I have seen instances where bees need bee ladders in order to climb out of sugar water instead of drown. If that is the risk, I should be able to quickly identify it by looking into the “trap”.

  8. Jeff R.

    According to their website, it says:
    “Is Mosquito TNT safe around bees?
    Yes! Mosquito TNT is bee-friendly and will not harm pollinators when used as directed.”

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