When it comes to insect traps, the majority of them can be eyesores but since they aren’t always required and they’re there to just serve a singular purpose, we guess we can’t really complain. However for those who are extremely particular about the way their household items are designed, Acase has collaborated with design house inadays to come up with the InaTrap, which as pictured above would have totally not passed off as an insect trap on first, second and probably the third glance as well!
Looking rather alien-like in design, the InaTrap works via a photocatalyst built into the top dome of the device where it produces low levels of carbon dioxide meant to simulate human breath, along with a low power CCFL UV light that flashes intermittently. Once the insects have been lured to the device, a noiseless fan pushes them into the base of the device which can be removed for cleaning purposes. Alternatively other insect attractors such as wine or steric acid can be placed in the holding chamber to help enhance its “attractiveness”.
The InaTrap comes with a built-in rechargeable battery that promises 9-10 hours of use, along with an AC adapter if you’re planning to just leave it in one spot all the time. Now if you thought that this was a concept, it’s not and it’s actually available for purchase via Amazon. The blue version is retailing at $84.99 while the purple version is priced at $89.50. Who knew insect traps could look so stylish! In the meantime you can check out the video below to see the design process of the InaTrap.Related articles: