Mosquito Magnet is the only mosquito trap with patented Counterflow
Technology that will significantly reduce the mosquito population in
Constructed of stainless steel and covering one 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?
Female blood seeking insects such as mosquitoes, no-see-ums (biting
gnats), black flies, and sand flies. In some regions, the Mosquito
Magnet has captured the yellow biting fly.
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?
If placed properly the Mosquito Magnet will begin trapping female
mosquitoes immediately. You will begin to see noticeable results within
7-10 days. Within 4-6 weeks the mosquito breeding cycle will be
interrupted, drastically reducing the population in your 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
Is the Mosquito Magnet quiet?
Yes. The only moving part is the internal fan, which is virtually
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
- Up to 1 acre coverage--perfect for large yards with deck,
patio, or pool areas
- Advanced diagnostics
- Easy to operate--plug it in, push the button, and relax
- Made from furniture-grade plastic which allows for
- Wheels for mobility
- Includes one net, one octenol cartridge, 50-foot cord with
- No open flame
- Patented Counterflow Technology
- All-weather, round-the-clock performance
- Silent, odorless operation
- 24-hour protection from mosquitoes, no-see-ums, and black
- Size: 25" x 18" x 33"
- Coverage: 1 acre
- Construction: Furniture-grade plastics
- Self powered; no power cord required
- Additional attractant: Octenol Cartridge
- Maintenance: Refill propane tank and replace Octenol
cartridge every 21 days. Empty net when half full
- Warranty: Limited One-year warranty
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. Folding base for easy storage Self-powered, hybrid power
system consists of thermoelectric module & NIMH battery, propane to
create CO2 ADDITIONAL ATTRACTANT Octenol Cartridge MAINTENANCE Refill
fuel tank, replace attractant cartridges every 21 days, empty net as
needed. Limited one-year warranty