How It Works - Mosquito Magnet

How It Works


You may have tried to solve your mosquito problem by using a spray repellent or mosquito candles. While these remedies may offer temporary relief in getting rid of mosquitoes, they are typically an ineffective and short-term approach. Mosquito Magnet®, on the other hand, acts as a mosquito power trap by capturing and killing these harmful pests.

The Mosquito Magnet Killing Process

Our product is so inventive and so amazingly unique that we have held more than 15 patents on our Mosquito Magnet® technology! The trap has a simple process as described below:

1. Lures

The Mosquito Magnet® operates 24/7 by releasing a continuous stream of carbon dioxide (CO2) and scientifically proven attractant to draw mosquitoes to the trap.

2. Captures

With our patented CounterFlow™ Technology, mosquitoes are vacuumed into a net where they dehydrate and die.

3. Controls

The Mosquito Magnet® is scientifically proven to disrupt mosquito breeding cycles, virtually eliminating the nuisance and danger of mosquitoes in your yard all season long.

A Mosquito Capture System Using the Power of Attraction

Mosquito Magnet® traps work by attracting and capturing mosquitoes and other biting insects that are breeding in your yard. As mosquitoes are attracted by the warmth of the breath and the carbon dioxide produced by humans, Mosquito Magnet® lures the insects by producing a continuous and odorless stream of carbon dioxide, warmth and moisture into the air. The patented CounterFlow™ system, which serves as a highly effective and powerful mosquito trap, then vacuums the mosquitoes into a net. The mosquitoes become trapped, and die from dehydration within 24 hours of capture.Mosquitoes will typically begin to appear in your yard and start to breed around foliage and water supplies when the temperature reaches and remains above 50°F for an extended period of time. When you place a mosquito bite shield like Mosquito Magnet® near these breeding areas, the mosquito device’s powerful attractant, consisting of a steady stream of carbon dioxide and other mosquito favorites, lures the pests into the net. Deprived of fluids, the mosquitoes die of dehydration. It’s that easy!Unlike many other types of mosquito guards, Mosquito Magnet® not only attracts and kills mosquitoes, it also helps to limit their repopulation. Mosquito Magnet® has been scientifically proven to disrupt the breeding cycle of mosquitoes, causing their population to dwindle over time. When it comes to enhancing the enjoyment of outdoor activities while protecting your family and pets against mosquito infestation, choose Mosquito Magnet® for your home or property.

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Independent Testing

Independent tests have proven that our mosquito traps work. In fact, the Mosquito Magnet® is more effective and captures more types of biting insects and mosquitoes than any other mosquito capture trap on the market.

Following is a summary of the studies, with the full tests available for download.

Hawaii Five commercially available mosquito capture traps were compared. The Mosquito Magnet® with Lurex3™ as the secondary attractant, performed significantly better than all other traps tested for collecting total Culicidae. All Mosquito Magnet® products utilizing Lurex3™ collected significantly more Aedes albopictus than the competitor trap using octenol.

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USDA-ARS/CMAVE, Atsena Otie Key, FL 21 Mosquito Magnet® traps were placed along the nature trail in an effort to reduce mosquito populations. The mosquito capture traps had a very significant impact on the mosquito populations on Atsena Otie.

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Fort Meyers, FL Eight commercially available mosquito traps were compared. The Mosquito Magnet® Liberty and Mosquito Magnet® Liberty Plus, both utilizing Octenol as the additional attractant, performed significantly better than all other mosquito capture traps tested.

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Fort Meyers, FL Seven commercially available mosquito capture traps were compared. The Mosquito Magnet® Liberty and Liberty Plus performed significantly better than all other traps tested.

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Cayman Islands Mosquito Research & Control Unit The Mosquito Magnet® Liberty was tested against the Coleman "Mosquito Deleto" and the Applica "Sonic Web." The Mosquito Magnet® captured nearly 200 times more mosquitoes than competing products.

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U.S. Army Medical Command, the Centers for Disease Control, et al.; Republic of Korea Field tests of seven different mosquito capture traps were conducted where recent outbreaks of malaria had occurred. The Mosquito Magnet® captured 3 times more mosquitoes than the next most effective trap, and over 13 times as many as other traps using CO2 and Octenol attractants.

U.S. Coast Guard, Bahamas The Coast Guard used the Mosquito Magnet® to reclaim its Bahamian station that had become uninhabitable due to swarming mosquitoes. Six Mosquito Magnet®s captured 1.5 million mosquitoes in just six days.

Capture mosquitoes with effective backyard mosquito control. If you want mosquito traps that work, rely on Mosquito Magnet®. We have the full tests to prove it!