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:
"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."