Mosquito magnet is an innovative
method for attracting and killing mosquitoes, black flies,
no-see-ums and sand flies. Mosquito magnet attracts these
blood sucking insects by copying human breath and attracting
them to it. It uses propane of butane to emit carbon
dioxide, moisture and heat. The mosquitoes are drawn
moquito magnet and are sucked up into a net where they
die. An attractant called octenal is also used to attract
the bugs. Octenal simulates the smell from grazing animals
like cows or horses. However (thankfully) it is odorless
Looking a bit like a BBQ, mosquito magnet is meant to
be set up in a locations between you and the area where
the mosquitoes nest. Once turned on it operates continuously
throughout the season. However a significant reduction
in mosquitoes can be seen in about a week.
Since it is the female mosquito that is responsible
for biting they are the ones that are drawn in and trapped
by mosquito magnet. The breading cycle of the mosquito
population is interrupted and they die off. Result, you
can enjoy your backyard without being a feast.
What impressed me about mosquito magnet is that it operates
without using chemicals. I like this feature since most
spray on repellant's use a chemical called deet. Deet
has been used for decades and although being relatively
it still can cause health problems after prolong use.
Plus spray repellant's loose their effectiveness and
need to be re-applied.
It is innovations like this that companies should focus
on. The logic of how mosquito magnet works, using nature
to fight nature is very smart. Instead of trying to conquer
the mosquito problem with zappers and chemicals the makers
of mosquito magnet looked at what quality mammals have
that attract the mosquitoes and other insects. Then they
develop a product the mimics that quality.
magnet actually attracts the mosquitoes the same way
you do, it just does a better job of it. They unknowingly
fly into it thinking it is their next meal, and the
results are amazing. One test in Florida yielded over
1500 mosquitoes in one night while the U.S. Coast Guard
used mosquito magnet to reclaim its base in the bahamas
catching a whopping 1.5 million mosquitoes in just 6
Since mosquito magnet usually takes about a week before
noticeable results are achieved it isn't really going
to be much help if you are camping for a couple nights.
It simply isn't a long enough time frame to see any noticeable
Mosquito magnet is designed more for backyard use or
to be used for extended camping or RVing. Set it up between
where you are and where the mosquitoes are likely coming
from. Spots like the pond or the tree's beyond your home
and then let it work.
There is a small cost of operating.
Mosquito magnet operates on a 21 day cycle. At the
end of a cycle the propane tank should be refilled
along with the
Mosquito magnet works!
There is a nominal cost of operation but you eliminate
the need for spray repellant's and citronella candles.
Ask yourself this...
- Are you tired of being driven out of your yard by
- Would you rather avoid the use of spray repellant's?
- Tired of that "mmwweeee" sound in your ear?
Mosquito magnet is a smart solution.