DynaTrap will be equipping Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., with its most powerful insect traps. The chemical- and pesticide-free traps will help eliminate mosquitoes, wasps, biting flies and other pesky insects for the 2017 BMW Championship Sept. 12-17. The WGA also will use the DynaTraps at the Western Junior and Western Amateur.
The one-acre DynaTrap DT2000XLP device is free from chemicals and pesticides, easy to maintain, environmentally friendly and effective. The trap attracts insects using a combination of UV light and TiO2 coating that generate trace amounts of CO2 to mimic human activity. As mosquitoes approach the trap, the strong yet silent fan vacuums them into the retaining cage where they dehydrate and die, providing users with a safe, silent, and simple solution to insect control.
“We greatly appreciate DynaTraps’ assistance in helping us provide our players and patrons with the best possible environment during our championships,” said Patrick Timson, WGA director of tournament operations. “Taking this additional precaution will ensure the world’s top golfers can focus exclusively on their game, and not be disrupted by unwanted insects or noisy insect traps.”
The DynaTrap team has already begun setting up traps in key areas throughout the course. This allows the traps to maximize their effectiveness in disrupting the mosquito life-cycle in time for the events.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Western Golf Association to provide a pest-free environment on the host course of the 2017 BMW Championship,” said Juan Rocha, President of Dynamic Solutions Worldwide. “We understand the nuisance and annoyance that wasps, mosquitoes, biting flies, and other insects bring, especially on the golf course. We built our traps to silently capture and kill without disturbing the beneficial bugs – like butterflies, honey bees, dragon flies, etc. – or the people around them.”