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How the Mosquito Magnet Works

The Mosquito Magnet mimics a human by emitting a plume of carbon dioxide (CO2), heat and moisture, and an additional 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 hoping for a human, it is quietly vacuumed into a net where it dehydrates and dies. Silent, odorless, no mess. The patented, scientifically-proven counterflow technology allows the Mosquito Magnet to emit a plume of carbon dioxide, heat, and moisture to attract biting insects, while simultaneously vacuuming the insects into a net where they dehydrate and die. The Mosquito Magnet operates 24 hours a day in order to capture day-biting, as well as night-biting, blood-seeking insects. 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.

What makes the Mosquito Magnet your only choice for controlling biting insects?

American Biophysics Corp. has been manufacturing effective surveillance equipment tested by the USDA and other government agencies using patented Counterflow Technology for almost a decade. After consulting with these agencies, we developed the only effective, consumer-friendly biting insect trap for consumer use.

What attracts biting insects to us?

Our breath! Carbon dioxide (CO2), moisture, and heat that result from exhaling lets the female mosquito know that there is a blood meal in the area. She will navigate to you by following the plume of CO2.

How does the Mosquito Magnet work?

Mimicking human breath, a warm, moist carbon dioxide plume is produced from propane gas to attract the blood-seeking insects. As the biting insects approach the source, they are vacuumed into a net where they dehydrate and die. The Mosquito Magnet also uses octenol to trap mosquitoes. When Mosquito Magnet octenol is combined with carbon dioxide, the catch rate is enhanced for certain species of mosquitoes and no-see-ums.

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 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 the area where the mosquitoes rest (foliage) and breed (water), not near people. If placed properly the Mosquito Magnet will draw the mosquitoes to it and away from you.

How soon will I see a difference in my yard?

The Mosquito Magnet will begin trapping female mosquitoes immediately if placed properly in your yard. You should begin to see a difference within a few weeks. 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 running effectively?

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.

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 50 degrees F. TotalVac offers a large selection of Mosquito Magnets and Mosquito Magnet Accessories at affordable prices. Whether you are shopping for Mosquito Magnet octenol or a replacement battery, you will find the Mosquito Magnet products you are looking for in our online store. Browse Mosquito Magnets and Mosquito Magnet Accessories now in our online store.

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