Here’s a table comparing the two attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSBs) sold by Spartan Mosquito.
|Active ingredient||sodium chloride||boric acid|
|Inactive ingredients||water, sucrose, yeast||water, sucrose, yeast|
|Hole size in cap||11/64″||11/64″|
|No. of tubes needed per acre||2||4|
|Cost per tube||~$10||~$12|
|Efficacy claim||“kills up to 95% of mosquitoes”||“kills mosquitoes”|
|Efficacy duration||90 days||30 days|
|Have claims been tested?||yes (doesn’t work)||no|
|Locations prohibiting sales||CA, CT, IN, KS, MD, ME, MT, NM, PA, SD, UT, WA, DC, PR||CA, (MD?)|
If you see anything that needs updating, please let me know.
- Spartan Mosquito no longer makes the Eradicator but it is still available at some retailers.
- The company has said for years that it is working on selling refills but I don’t think it is. You can buy refills on Amazon.
- 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.
- 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.
- The American Mosquito Control Association does not endorse the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator.
- The Spartan Mosquito Eradicator is the focus of a $5 million class-action lawsuit.
- Here is my review of the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator.
- Here is my review of the Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech.