Mosquito Magnet Reviews (Updated 2019)

The Mosquito Magnet is one of the well known mosquito trap in the market today. In this Mosquito Magnet Review, we will take a look at this mass mosquito catching machine, and whether they are worth your buck.

You may be wondering, with that many mosquitoes in my backyard, how long will the Mosquito Magnet has to be operating in order to catch them all?

Well you are not wrong, it never will be able to.

How the mass catching of the mosquito works is to provide an instant relief in the number of mosquitoes while aiming to disrupt the mosquito breeding cycle, hence reducing the population drastically over time.

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How Does Mosquito Magnet Works?

One of the most distinctive strategy of the Mosquito Magnet is to attract and lure mosquito by mimicking the human breath by releasing humidity, heat, octenol and carbon dioxide in a precise and consistent rate. It also allows an option for the use of a secondary attractant propane to increase its effectiveness in luring the insects.

Once the mosquitoes gets attracted and approached the trap, it will get sucked into the mosquito netting by the vacuum system.

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Mosquito Magnet Patriot Plus Mosquito Trap Review

The Mosquito Magnet Patriot Plus Trap is a sturdy (non-tipping design) and silent plug-and-use mosquito trap that comes with a 50-foot power cord that allows placement of trap in an ideal location in the yard (every purchase also comes with Lawn clips for securing of the powers cord).

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It attracts mosquitoes by combining CO2, moisture, heat and attractants (Lurex3/Octenol). The mosquitoes attracted will eventually be sucked into the trap where they eventually gets dehydrated and die.

Tip: Place trap upwind (prevailing wind) for maximum effectiveness.

Tip 2: Run trap for 24 hours a day to break the mosquitoes’ breeding cycle.

Tip 3: Change the catch net every 21 days.

It is designed for outdoor and can provide an effective mosquito coverage zone of up to 1-acre of area in your yard. It is designed to work 24/7 and the trap is made out of marine grade material and heavy-duty plastics to ensure durability.

Noticeable reduction in mosquitoes in your yard can be seen within 7-10 days and you should be able to notice a significant reduction in the mosquito’s population after about 4 week.

On top of mosquitoes, it also traps other flying pests like the Black Flies, Gnats, Midges, Sand Flies and more.

Pros
  • Odorless
  • Breaks breeding cycle of mosquitoes
  • See results within first 10 days
  • Extra long 50-foot cord with clips
  • Easy to remove huge catch bag
  • 3-steps easy installation
  • Also trap other biting pests
  • Also works with standard BBQ grill propane
Cons
  • Propane tank sold separately
  • Does not seem to be as durable/lasting

Mosquito Magnet Independence Mosquito Trap Reviews

The Mosquito Magnet Independence Mosquito Trap is a cordless version of their Mosquito Traps. This allows the trap to be placed anywhere in the yard without having to depend on the availability of an external power point (no restriction on the placement).

It works on 4 pcs of C batteries (included in the purchase) yet still powerful enough to provide mosquito coverage of up to 1 acre of area. Assembly is easy and operation is just a simple push of a single button.

As with all other Mosquito Magnet machines, it uses the patented Counterflow Technology to catch and trap the bloody sucking mosquitoes and other biting and flying pests like the black flies and no-see-ums bugs.

This quiet trap features their trademark Catalytic Converter that turns propane into heat, moist and carbon dioxide to mimic human presence that attracts the mosquitoes.

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It’s made out of durable construction designed to withstand harsh outdoor weathers (both hot and cold).

Pros
  • No external electrical power required
  • Silent engine
  • Ease of assembly and operation
  • Batteries included
  • No use of chemicals
Cons
  • Requires charging
  • Propane tank sold separately
  • Some parts are quite fragile
  • Fan not as strong as the cord ones

Mosquito Magnet Executive Mosquito Trap Review

The Mosquito Magnet Executive model features an LCD panel that offers control over its propane tank usage. Its user-friendly “Smart Technology” has 5 settings with 4 modes of fuel saving options.

When temperature reaches above or below 50°F, the machine is designed to start-up or shut-down automatically. This cordless model from mosquito is rechargeable and can provide mosquito coverage of up to 1 acre of area.

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As with the above models, this mosquito trap uses its Counterflow Technology and Catalytic Converter that converts the propane tank into heat, CO2 and moisture simulate human presence.

This self-contained mozzie trap comes with a mosquito net included mosquito net to allow easy disposal of trapped mosquitoes and other flying pests.

Pros
  • Rechargeable & cordless
  • Propane saving setting options
  • Also traps other pests
Cons
  • Propane tank not included
  • Charging required
  • Mosquito net not of good quality


More About Mosquito Magnet

  • The mosquitoes traps designed by Mosquito Magnet seek to provide a long-term solution to reduce mosquitoes’ and other biting pests’ population outdoors.
  • They are the first CO2-based trap and propane-powered trap designed for use commercially.
  • Its trademarked Lurex attractant is the first and only EPA-approved lure formulated to attract Asian Tiger Mosquitoes.
  • They were rated by America’s consumer testing magazine (Top Choice) for their ease-of-use and efficacy.

Final Thoughts

Of the three models featured and reviewed in this article, we would say to not go with the last one as its price point doesn’t quite seem to justify for its smart technology functions.

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When doing our research on the reviews across the internet, it seems like the Mosquito Magnet is quite a hit and miss. If you do get the ‘good’ unit, it works wonder and does its work in catching the mosquitoes (as seen in the videos).

That said, don’t be too quick to judge the machine. Try placing it at different location to obtain the best results. Give the machine a bit of time to proof its worth. Should it really fail you, refund within its effective refundable duration.

Have you had experience with the Mosquito Magnet? Or are there other outdoor mosquito trapping beast machine you’ve tried. Please share with us by leaving a comment.

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