Flying insect trap using reflected and radiated light

  • US 5,365,690 A
  • Filed: 01/04/1993
  • Issued: 11/22/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/04/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A flying insect trap that uses a display of insect attractant light reflected and radiated onto a vertical mounting surface, said trap comprising:

  • (a) a means for mounting a flying insect trap on a vertical mounting surface;

    (b) a source of insect attractant light; and

    (c) a housing enclosing the source, said housing comprising;

    (i) an internal reflecting surface of the housing, positioned with respect to the horizontal such that light from the source of insect attractant light is directed onto the vertical mounting surface forming a diffused light pattern; and

    (ii) an insect immobilization surface;

    wherein the housing comprises an upwardly facing opening for insect entry and the insect attractant light source is placed in the housing below an edge of the upwardly facing opening.

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