The centerpiece of the new Terminix mosquito service is the Attractive Targeted Sugar Bait (ATSB), a patented technology from Universal Pest Solutions LP and distributed by Terminix. This environmentally friendly solution contains sugar from fruit extracts and microencapsulated garlic oil that is considered to be safe around people, pets and food. While only female mosquitoes bite, both male and females require regular feeding on plant sugars for survival. The sugar in the solution acts as a bait and the microencapsulated garlic acts as a gut toxin. Following the sprayed application of the solution to a customer’s non-flowering vegetation and non-porous surfaces by a Terminix professional, the mosquitoes are attracted to the bait, eat it, and then die – more than 90 percent in the three weeks following an application.