Constructed of stainless steel and covering half an acre, the Mosquito Magnet Pro is ideal for golf courses, restaurants, and resorts, as well as large backyard environments.
How It Works
|Mosquitoes and other biting insects are attracted to
humans by the carbon dioxide (CO2) we exhale. The Mosquito Magnet
mimics a human by converting propane to CO2, heat, and moisture with
its patented catalytic conversion technology. There is no external
flame involved in this process.
Attracted by the CO2, mosquitoes and other biting insects are drawn to the Mosquito Magnet. When they reach the trap, our patented CounterFlow technology vacuums them into a net where they dehydrate and die within 24 hours.
The Mosquito Magnet is silent and odorless. When properly placed in your yard, the trap begins working immediately. Noticeable results are achieved in 7 to 10 days. To greatly reduce your biting insect population allow 4-6 weeks.
Only biting insects are targeted including mosquitoes, no-see-ums, black flies and biting midges, not beneficial insects such as butterflies, bees or moths.
|What is Octenol?
Octenol is a naturally occurring by-product that comes from plants and some animals, (pheromone and kairomone) such as oxen and cows, that ingest large amounts of vegetable matter. Studies have shown that octenol, when combined with carbon dioxide, is highly attractive to many species of mosquitoes, no-see-ums and biting midges.
Which biting insects will the Mosquito Magnet capture?
Will the Mosquito Magnet capture bees, moths, butterflies,
ladybugs, or other beneficial insects?
No. Blood seeking insects have receptors in their maxillary palps (mouth parts) that sense carbon dioxide. Non-blood seeking insects, without these receptors, are not attracted.
|Where should I place the Mosquito Magnet?
We recommend that you place the Mosquito Magnet near where the mosquitoes rest (foliage) and breed (water), not near people. If placed properly the mosquitoes and no-see-ums will be drawn to the Mosquito Magnet and away from you.
How soon will I see a difference in my yard?
Is it possible to dramatically reduce the biting insect
population in an area?
Yes. 90% of the mosquitoes biting you live within 100 yards of where you are. The other 10% are brought in by the wind (most mosquitoes do not migrate). They cannot detect your carbon dioxide beyond 100 yards. As the females are trapped, the generations are eliminated, thereby interrupting the breeding cycle in that area. This usually occurs after 4 to 6 weeks of continuous use.
How many mosquitoes can I expect to capture?
The quantity of mosquitoes caught varies greatly, depending on your region's infestation level and how it is placed on your property. In tests in the Florida Everglades (high infestation) 1,500 were captured in one night. In more urban areas, catch results may be much less. A good yardstick is "Am I being bitten?"
What maintenance is necessary to keep the Mosquito Magnet
The propane tank and octenol cartridge should be replaced every 21 days. We recommend having a full tank on-hand to swap out. The mosquitoes will quickly repopulate if the Mosquito Magnet is turned off. The net should be emptied when it is half full.
What other fuel can be used to run the Mosquito Magnet?
Any combination of propane and butane can be used, including pure butane. Natural gas cannot be used.
Is the Mosquito Magnet cost-effective?
Yes. Estimated propane costs are $10 - $12 per month. The Mosquito Magnet Liberty consumes about the same electricity as an electric clock.
Is the Mosquito Magnet quiet?
Yes. The only moving part is the internal fan, which is virtually silent.
When can the Mosquito Magnet be turned off?
The Mosquito Magnet should run continuously to catch both day- and night-biting mosquitoes until the temperature is consistently below 50º F.
Don't spend another summer covered in bug spray or trapped indoors. Enjoy your backyard protected by the Mosquito Magnet. Sprays, candles and lotions offer only temporary relief from mosquitoes and biting insects. The Mosquito Magnet biting insect trap is a long-term solution that is scientifically proven to virtually eliminate mosquitoes from your yard. It mimics a human by emitting a plume of carbon dioxide (CO2), heat and moisture, and a short-range attractant, octenol. This precise combination is irresistible to female mosquitoes (the ones that bite), no-see-ums, biting midges, black flies, and sandflies. As the mosquito approaches the trap hoping for a human, it is quietly vacuumed into a net where it dehydrates and dies. Silent, odorless, no mess. By using the Mosquito Magnet continuously throughout the mosquito season, you will be able to capture both day- and night-biting mosquitoes, thereby drastically reducing the mosquito population in your yard. 50-Foot low voltage cord included (burying clips included) Sled base Uses Octanol attractant One-year warranty Refill propane tank and replace attractant every 21 days. Empty net as needed.