Mosquito Magnet Buyers Guide
Which Model Should I Buy?
Mosquito Magnet offers several models of traps to it's consumers and the quality of them seems bary based on price, but not in
the way most would expect. The pricier models such as the 1100MM and the 1200MM were found to be more likely to break down
after a couple years of smooth operation, while testers found that the cheaper models worked well. We'd suggest looking into all models,
but if you want to save some time from reading, then have a look at the 3000MM Liberty or the 4000MM Defender.
How Do Mosquito Magnet Traps Work?
Female mosquitoes and other biting insects are attracted to Carbon Dioxide that humans exhale. The Mosquito Magnet traps recreate
this attraction using propane, heat, and moisture to lure in the bugs. Once they are trapped, they remain in a net until they dehydrate
and die. Mosquito Magnets also use Octenol, a naturally occuring substance that when combined with CO2 is highly attractive to mosquitoes.
Is This Product Right For My Area?
Octenol, one of the main attractive components of the mosquito magnet, is not effective against Asian Tiger mosquitoes. If the mosquito
populaion in your area consists mainly of this type of mosquito then this line of traps may not work well for you.
What Operating Costs Are Associated With Mosquito Magnets?
Mosquito Magnets require Propane and Octenol to operate. They should be replaced on every 21 day cycle. Estimated costs of propane
and Octenol cartridges per month are $14-$24US/month.