Greene mosquito maze
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Ways to provide control of mosquitoes in the vicinity of human beings by leading mosquitoes into a strategically designed maze for capture. The maze takes advantage of the natural tracking instincts and flight patterns of mosquitoes. These tracking instincts consist of mosquito's natural ability to follow, to the source, detected body movement, body scents, odors, and gas emissions discharged from living people and other living warm-blooded animals. The maze also takes advantage of the natural flight patterns, habits and flight weakness of mosquitoes. Taking advantage the mosquitoes tracking instincts and flight patterns the maze has a series of precisely set openings, textured surfaces, a flight maze, and screen that passively lore's and captures mosquitoes. 4506473March 1985Waters43/114.4765090August 1988Kuan et al.43/127.4833818May 1989Beta43/132.

Greene, Uril Gerard (Ormond Beach, FL, US)
Greene, Alan Thomas (Ormond Beach, FL, US)
Greene, Aisha Mirette (Ormond Beach, FL, US)
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A01M1/02; A01M1/10; A01M1/24; (IPC1-7): A01M1/10
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1. A method of controlling mosquitoes, comprising a maze that allows mosquitoes to detect the movement, the carbon dioxide exhaled, the lactic acid and many other chemicals emitted from humans and their living environments. These chemicals are produced by the human body, by the bacteria on the skin, as well as trace materials our bodies have come in touch with. The situation regarding attraction of mosquitoes is difficult to simulate and is confusing to understand since mosquitoes respond to several stimuli at once, and each species of mosquito seem to have particular preferences of stimuli and attractants. The mosquito maze avoids this confusing issue by using the human occupants of an environment to do the attracting. The maze becomes the interface between the air of the out side environment and the air of the inside environment were the human occupants are located. The local mosquito population is attracted to the inside environment and in turn are captured in the maze. Over time, i.e. hours to days, the overall population in the local area is gradually decreased or eliminated. Therefore, safely eliminating the most aggressive, disease bearing and breeding mosquitoes from the local environment. Thereby decreasing the risk of others in the surrounding area being bitten by these diseased mosquitoes as well.

2. The method as defined in claim 1 and further including using precisely set openings and surfaces to construct a maze that gathers and traps mosquitoes.

3. The method as defined in claim 2 and further including using a screen to separate the outside environment from the inside environment and a strategically designed maze to confine the collected mosquitoes.

4. The maze apparatus comprising a three chambered structure with openings and slots designed for guiding the travel of and then confining the mosquitoes.

5. The structure as defined in claim 4 is designed for placement in an opening, such as a door or window, which then separates an outside environment from an inside environment.



1. Field of the Invention

The present invention generally appertains to improvements in mosquito control, and more particularly to a method and means for attracting mosquitoes towards human beings so that the mosquitoes, other insects or pests can be subsequently captured and destroyed.

2. Description of the Prior Art

Insect and mosquito extermination and control devices have been provided, as have methods of attracting mosquitoes, as for example as shown in prior U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,631,857; 4,662,103; 4,698,303; 4,749,652; 4,771,001; and 4,817,329. However, none of these prior patents or any others known to applicant achieves the results accomplished by the present invention.


A primary object of the present invention is to provide a method and means for controlling or exterminating insects such as mosquitoes. Wherein the present invention provides a quick and simple method and apparatus for attracting mosquitoes in areas of human gatherings such as backyards or the like, whereby the mosquitoes can be easily destroyed.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide a method and apparatus for controlling mosquitoes, which is based on the concept that mosquitoes have very specific control sites for the reception of molecules of human beings. The method and apparatus in the present invention is a maze used to channel the air currents of molecules through the maze in which the mosquito must pass.

Still another object of the present invention is to provide a method and means for controlling mosquitoes wherein once the mosquitoes home in on the path of the human environment, the mosquitoes will be drawn towards the source and be easily destroyed.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide a method and means for controlling mosquitoes wherein the same is inexpensive to operate and efficient to use.

These and other objects of the present invention will become apparent with reference to the drawings, the description of the preferred embodiment, and the appended claims.


Returning in detail to the drawings, and more particularly to FIG. 1, unit includes an entrance a maze, as series of baffles with smooth surfaces and precise openings. From the foregoing it will be seen that there has been provided a method and means for controlling insects such as mosquitoes. While the present invention has been specifically described herein in connection with controlling mosquitoes, it is to be understood that the same can be used for controlling other types of insects besides mosquitoes. The present invention can be used for battling or controlling mosquitoes and mosquito borne diseases, such as malaria and nile virus without environmental hazard. Thus the present invention is environmentally safe and is a non-toxic. Further, the present invention can be used indoors and outdoors. As previously noted, bugs or insects such as mosquitoes can be attracted to a certain area where the bugs or insects can then be killed. As is known, certain fumigants and insecticides have been banned, but with the present invention no chemicals are used.

In conclusion, it can be seen that the purpose of the present invention is to attract and trap and eventually kill mosquitoes in away that is safe, efficient, and decreases further risk from mosquitoes to the local environment.