The Mosquito Magnet
A mosquito magnet is similar to the common mosquito trap, and the term is often used interchangeably in conversation. Designed to draw in mosquitoes, much like the action of a magnet, these machines capture and eliminate bugs.
Mosquito magnets are growing in popularity, most likely because they are a clean, safe way to create a pest-free zone in the backyard, on the patio, at the cottage, and in any outdoor area where insects are a problem.
There is a leading model whose actual brand name is ‘Mosquito Magnet’. Available in different sizes, this mosquito trap attracts flying insects with the use of CO2 which mimics the exhaled gases of warm blooded mammals. Mosquito traps also use thermal imaging and light to create the warm environment that insects seek. Quality brands have a slow release attractant, ensuring constant effectiveness.
Optimal Setting for a Mosquito Magnet
When compared to the “zappers” of yesterday, and the gooey insect paper strips of yesteryear that hung from ceilings, mosquito magnets are more convenient, cleaner and easier to set up and maintain. They can be wiped clean and plugged in. For models that operate on propane instead of electricity, it is a matter of refilling the propane tank when it reaches a low level.
Mosquito Magnet Brand Models
Independence – This one button start, cordless model functions on batteries. It also provides up to one-acre of coverage. Its easy operation renders it a popular product.
Patriot – This model runs on electricity and comes
with a 50-foot power cord that enables you to set it up in the ideal spot.
Equipped with its “CounterFlow” technology”, it also
has coverage of up to one acre.