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LSU's Alex Box attacks mosquitoes with technology

Dave "Dr. Gadget" Dettman (left) is seen discussing use of the new DynaTrap XL Mosquito Traps with head LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri. (Source: WAFB) Dave "Dr. Gadget" Dettman (left) is seen discussing use of the new DynaTrap XL Mosquito Traps with head LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri. (Source: WAFB)
"Dr. Gadget" is seen posing with five of the DynaTrap XL Mosquito Traps he's donating to LSU's Alex Box Stadium. LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri is on hand to accept the donation and Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker is there to facilitate. (Source: WAFB) "Dr. Gadget" is seen posing with five of the DynaTrap XL Mosquito Traps he's donating to LSU's Alex Box Stadium. LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri is on hand to accept the donation and Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker is there to facilitate. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

They'll be catching more than flies in LSU's Alex Box Baseball Stadium.

On Thursday, Head Coach Paul Mainieri accepted five DynaTrap XL Mosquito Traps, a product developed by Dave "Dr. Gadget" Dettman.

"DynaTrap is the perfect blend of advanced technology and consumer protection, a true game changer in controlling mosquitoes," said Dettman.

Dettman has been busy. He and Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker distributed 1,000 of the DynaTraps to flood victims who've been able to move back into their homes and have electricity. Dettman pointed out that rebuilding after a flood requires being outside and with potential Zika-carrying mosquitoes out, traps like these can be important.


A DynaTrap XL sells for around $200 when offered online. One description explains how it works:

It attracts and kills mosquitoes across an entire acre without harmful chemicals. The trap mimics the natural conditions of human habitation by emitting carbon dioxide and light to lure mosquitoes. When the mosquitoes are drawn inside the device, an integrated fan traps the insects and sends them to a removable net where they die of dehydration. Unlike propane systems that require frequent refills or electrocution traps that release pathogens when an insect is killed, this superior model uses 3,000-hour-rated UV bulbs and does not create biological agents.

"Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, llc is proud to bring our 'Rage Against the Mosquito' charitable program to Baton Rouge to provide mosquito relief to one of the hardest hit areas of the country," said John Rocha, a DynaTrap spokesperson. "Standing water attracts mosquitoes and with flood waters gradually receding in Baton Rouge, we want to arm the community with environmentally-friendly DynaTraps to help protect families from mosquito-borne diseases."

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