Dynatrap DT1000 Insect Eliminator Review


The popular Dynatrap DT1000 Insect Eliminator impresses users with the sheer number of mosquitoes it captures. Although it's marketed as an indoor and outdoor trap, experts recommend it mostly for outdoor use. It employs carbon dioxide and ultraviolet light/heat to attract the bugs and a fan to suck them in and trap them. It has a coverage area of half an acre, and it's packaged with a cleaning brush and a metal chain for hanging the unit.

The Dynatrap DT1000 Insect Eliminator (starting at $96, Amazon) is praised in Dynatrap reviews at Ace Hardware for its ability to eliminate pesky mosquitoes and other bugs. One user posting a Dynatrap review on Amazon reports getting more than a dozen bites the week before she began using the trap and none afterward. In another review on Amazon, a user reports that the trap has lasted more than three years.

The Dynatrap DT1000 Insect Eliminator is billed as an indoor/outdoor trap. It attracts mosquitoes using carbon dioxide and ultraviolet light, and then uses a fan to draw them in. It can run 24/7 on electrical power to effectively eliminate mosquitoes from a coverage area of half an acre. The trap is weatherproof and comes with a cleaning brush and a chain from which to hang.

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We were won over by the mostly positive feedback on this cheap mosquito trap. In a category that gets tough criticism, users seem impressed with this choice overall. Its ability to capture mosquitoes both indoors and out makes it a very convenient option.

Raechel Conover

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