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Spartan Mosquito Eradicator vs Pro Tech

Spartan Mosquito Eradicator vs Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech

Here’s a comparison of the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator and the Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech. Both tubes are made by AC2T, Inc., a company based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. You can find them at spartanmosquito.com and on Facebook.

ERADICATORPRO TECH
Active ingredientsodium chlorideboric acid
Inactive ingredients water, sucrose, yeastwater, sucrose, yeast
Hole size in cap11/64″11/64″
No. of tubes needed per acre24
Cost per tube ~$10~$12
Guarantee?none30-day
Refills sold?nono
Efficacy claim“kills up to 95% of mosquitoes”“kills mosquitoes”
Efficacy duration90 days30 days

Notes

  1. The Eradicator is no longer produced but can still be found in stores and at online resellers.
  2. The Spartan Mosquito Eradicator is not available for sale in CA, CT, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MT, NE, NM, NV, NY, OK, PA, SD, UT, VA, WA, DC, and PR (per Lights On Distributors, WPVS, and NPIRS).
  3. The 30-day guarantee clock for the Pro Tech starts the day you purchased the device or the day it was delivered. This means that if you buy in bulk for future use, you cannot get a refund if you decide the devices don’t work.
  4. The Pro Tech is not available for sale in California.

Please also see my reviews of Spartan Mosquito Eradicator and the Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech.

Where to buy mason bee houses

A good bee hotel will have tunnels that are approximately 6″ (152 mm) long and have disposable or cleanable components. The latter can be achieved through the use of (1) disposable paper liners, (2) reeds that can be easily split open, then thrown away, or (3) routered wood trays that come apart for cleaning. Avoid bee hotels that use bamboo or have unlined holes drilled in wood (neither can be cleaned); these are better called Mite Hotels. Below are ones that seem OK to me, starting with houses that have clear-plastic observation windows that allow you to spy on the bees as they do their thing.

Hotels with observation windows

Normal bee hotels

Here’s my guide to avoiding low-quality bee houses that are for sale at most garden centers. If you’re handy, you can also make your own.