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Mosquito Trap Reviews
Mosquito Traps Performance
Mosquito Trap Effectiveness.Users are generally critical of how well budget mosquito traps work. However, it's important to note that traps work best if used all the time, not just when an outdoor event is going on. That's because mosquito traps work by eliminating enough of the biting, egg-laying female mosquitoes to collapse the population in the area.
The Dynatrap DT1000 Insect Eliminator gets many more positive comments on its effectiveness than most other models. On the website of retailer NorthlineExpress, users posting mosquito trap reviews are impressed and somewhat surprised that the trap works as well as it does. Users posting mosquito trap reviews at Picaridin.info indicate that the Dynatrap DT1000 Insect Eliminator may even work better than its pricier counterparts. The Stinger Nosquito Indoor Insect Trap MA06, by far the cheapest mosquito trap on our list, seems to impress most users posting mosquito trap reviews on Amazon, although many gripe that the fan is loud and some report that mosquitoes aren't attracted to the unit (again, a common gripe in this category). One user who posted a mosquito trap review on Amazon seems blown away by the effectiveness of this unit. Another user on Amazon suggests that the trap may work best at night, away from competing light.
The Mega-Catch Alpha Mosquito Trap MCA-600 gets mixed reviews from users on Amazon. While some say the trap doesn't work very well, one satisfied user posting a mosquito trap review on Amazon reports that it works very well. The user notes that during particularly buggy times of year you can add the chemically scented lure. Many consumers seem disappointed in the ability of the Koolatron Mosquito Trap MK05 Champion to trap mosquitoes. In mosquito trap reviews at Home Depot, consumers say the trap attracts mosquitoes but doesn't actually trap them. Users posting mosquito trap reviews on Amazon seem to agree.
Ease of Use.When consumers talk about ease of use in mosquito catcher reviews, they are generally referring to cleaning or emptying the unit. This can be a tricky task because all of the budget mosquito traps we reviewed simply trap mosquitoes rather than zapping them as well. If the trap is running, it's still catching mosquitoes, so some of them probably will still be alive when you go to empty it. Typically users don't like the task of cleaning any trap and don't have a lot of positive things to say about ease of use. The model that gets perhaps the best reviews in this area is the Stinger Nosquito Indoor Insect Trap MA06. In a mosquito trap review at NorthlineExpress.com, one user remarks that, in addition to being effective, the Stinger model is also relatively easy to use. Likewise, several users posting mosquito catcher reviews at the website of retailer J&R Electronics cite ease of use as a pro. One user does recommend emptying the trap outside, given that some bugs will still be alive and you don't want to release them back into your house. In mosquito catcher reviews of the Dynatrap DT1000 Insect Eliminator on Amazon, users say cleaning is tough because there are bound to be live mosquitoes. One user observes that the live insects in the trap are weak and not in a biting mood, while another user puts the trap in a sealed trash bag overnight to ensure that all the bugs are dead before he cleans out the trap. Consumers don't comment on ease of use in reviews of the Koolatron Mosquito Trap MK05 Champion. But that could be because, according to mosquito catcher reviews at Home Depot, the trap doesn't seem to capture many of the mosquitoes it attracts.
Mosquito Trap Durability.For the price they're paying, users expect budget mosquito traps to last much longer than one season. A user posting a mosquito trap review on Amazon says the Dynatrap DT1000 Insect Eliminator lasted three years before it was dropped on concrete and had to be replaced. The review also notes that the Dynatrap outperformed many other mosquito traps the user tried. A user posting a mosquito trap review at NorthlineExpress.com reports that the Stinger Nosquito Indoor Insect Trap MA06 has lasted six years. We didn't find any comments in mosquito catcher reviews on the durability of the Koolatron Mosquito Trap MK05 Champion.
Koolatron Mosquito Trap MK05 Champion
Attracting mosquitoes is no problem for the Koolatron Mosquito Trap MK05 Champion; it's trapping them that seems to be an issue, users say. This outdoor-only trap uses heat, a blue-light system, and octenol to attract mosquitoes and a fan to trap them. It has a coverage area of half an acre. The octenol cartridges last about three weeks and can be pricey to replace. Read more »
Koolatron Mosquito Trap MK05 Champion Review
Stinger Nosquito Indoor Insect Trap MA06 Review
Dynatrap DT1000 Insect Eliminator Review
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