- Apr 20, 2014
What’s your experience, does red light attract pests or not?
Nowadays, everyone owns a mask. Not breathing out carbon dioxide should keep most of them away.Red light does seem to attract insects less than white or blue light. I've heard that amber attracts them the least but have no experience with it. Those blue light mosquito zappers are great for killing moths, if you have a reason to kill moths. But mosquitos are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you expel when you exhale. So keep in mind that if its mosquitos or other blood sucking insects you want to thwart, its pretty futile to use a different color LED. They're coming for you if you are breathing, whether or not the sunshine in your pocket is amber tinted or plain old white.