|Note: The Mosquito Magnet® begins catching immediately;
allow 4-6 weeks to greatly reduce biting insect population.
Proper placement of your Mosquito Magnet® is crucial to its success. If placed correctly the mosquitoes will be drawn to the Mosquito Magnet® instead of you.
You should begin noticing results in 7-10 days. After 4-6 weeks of continuous use, the female mosquitoes that live in and around your yard will be captured, thereby reducing the mosquito population. After this happens you will begin to see a reduction in your mosquito catch.
To learn more, use our Interactive Placement Program.
For best results, use the following guidelines for proper placement:
- Determine where the mosquitoes are breeding.
The Mosquito Magnet must be located between the breeding areas (standing water, bushes) and the 'people areas' (patio, deck) in order to capture the mosquitoes at their source, BEFORE they get to you.
- Place the trap 30-40 feet away from people areas.
Place the trap as close to the breeding area and as far away from the activity as possible. 30-40 feet is enough distance from the activity so the biting insects will be attracted to the trap and not to you.
- Place the trap upwind from the mosquito breeding area.
Mosquitoes fly upwind looking for a blood meal (you). After a female mosquito bites a human, its weight is doubled; the mosquito will float back downwind to the resting area.
- Place trap in an open area, not in high grass or plants.
CO2 is heavier than air, therefore it stays close to the ground. The mosquitoes will follow the CO2 plume to the trap. If its placed in high grass the flow of the plume will be impeded and the mosquitoes won't find it...they'll find you!
- Place the trap in the shade.
Mosquitoes don't like the heat of the direct sun. As the sun sets, mosquitoes come out of their resting places.
Although we realize that not everyone's yard is the same, and it may be impossible for some people to meet all of the above guidelines, we recommend that you try and meet as many as possible. If you have questions about trap placement, try our Interactive Flash Placement Assistant or call Technical Support toll-free at 877/699-8727. If you are outside the U.S., call 401/884-3500.