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Mosquito magnet review

Factors that Influence Mosquito Magnet Effectiveness
Around the clock operation of your Mosquito Magnet will ensure that each and every species is targeted and trapped. There are many different species of mosquitoes and each are active at different times of the day. Long intervals between operations would also give breeding females the opportunity to lay more eggs. For safe and economical long-term, continuous operation, consider the Mosquito Magnet

How Mosquito Magnets Work
Mosquito control effort has been quite effective with the newer carbon dioxide mosquito traps (such as the Mosquito Magnet,and Mosquito Magnet Liberty which use carbon dioxide combined with water vapor heated to an appropriate temperature along with the attractant octenol to trap and destroy mosquitoes.

Mosquito Magnets and Male Mosquitoes
What some people do not realize is that male mosquitoes do not bite and therefore are not a threat. After running a Mosquito Magnet, you may still notice mosquitoes on your property. It is highly likely that the remaining pests are male mosquitoes. Males are also not attracted to many traps as they do not seek a blood meal for breeding purposes..

Fuel Used in Mosquito Magnets
In order to keep your Mosquito Magnet running (and killing those blood-sucking pests) you will need to fuel it. Natural gas cannot and should not be used. Most Mosquito Magnet mosquito traps run on propane, although any combination of propane and butane can be used (including pure butane).

Effectiveness of Mosquito Magnets
Mosquito Traps such as the Mosquito Magnet Defender can effectively remove up to 90% of mosquitoes from the stated target area. However, you will always have a few mosquitoes because breezes are constantly bringing in mosquitoes from outside the “kill zone”. Usually, the reduction is enough to allow you to enjoy a pest free time in your yard.

Mosquito Activity and Temperature
Temperature has a mmuch to do with mosquito activity and viability and should be considered when setting up and running devices such as the Mosquito Magnet Defender. When the temperature is consistently below 50 degrees F, however, they will not need to run as much. Devices should be run continuously during warmer seasons to catch day and night-biting mosquitoes.

Differences inthe effectiveness of the Mosquito Magnets
Not all mosquito traps are effective, there is a huge variance in the performance of units on the marketplace. Almost all independent tests (including a test by Consumer Reports Magazine in 2003) conclude that the Mosquito Magnet is one of the best performing commercial units on the market.

Changes in the effectiveness of your Mosquito Magnet
If your Mosquito Magnet has been in operation for several weeks and you have recently noticed that it is not catching as many mosquitoes as it used to, this is usually because you have already collapsed the breeding mosquito population around your home. In other words, your mosquito control efforts have been successful. Congratulations!
*Alternatively, a major increase in temperature can cause a temporary reduction in mosquito populations in your area, as a drop in temperatures below 50F or 10C can.

How Many Mosquitoes?
Depending on both your region's infestation level and the placement of the device on your property, the quantity of mosquitoes caught by a Mosquito Magnet varies greatly. A good yardstick is to ask yourself, "Are they biting me?". If you find yourself being bitten constantly, it’s likely that infestation levels are high in your area. In tests run in the Florida Everglades (where there are recorded high infestation levels) 1,500 mosquitoes were captured in one night—that’s a lot of mosquitoes. In more urban areas, however, catch results will almost always be much less.

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