I have used the Magnet Defender for three years now and I assure you that
they make a huge difference. It catches approximately 20 + mosquitoes a
night and other assorted biters such as black flies. We have lived here in
the country for five years and the prior two years were a nightmare of the
little buzzers. It's very rare to encounter one now within a acre of our
I bought one and never caught the first mosquito. When I refilled the propane
tank, I got an error message when I tried to restart. I disconnected the
propane and hooked it up to the gas grill instead... where it would actually do
something for me.
Don't waste your money on a Mosquito Magnet.
I checked the http://www.comfortchannel.com/prod.itml/icOid/2953 url
and it goes to the coleman Mosquito Deleto, not the magnet brand.
Like these: http://www.mosquitomagnetdepot.com
So maybe we are talking about two different machines. Again, Mosquito
Magnet (defender model) has worked wonders for our outdoor fun. I
have to recommend, plan out placement of the unit, that is a big
factor in its catch rate.
On Wed, 06 Apr 2005 19:41:40 GMT, "Mortimer Schnerd, RN"
Did you try different locations? It took me awhile to find a
good(since the ideal was out of the question) location. Actually used
their trap placement app on http://www.mosquitomagnet.com
When I empty out the basket, I find many mosquitos, black flies, and
gnats, so maybe I'm having better luck.
Ever try returning it as faulty?
I've had a Mosquito Magnet Liberty in my yard for 3 yrs now and I love
it. My friend bought the one at costco with the timer and it never
worked right, can't remember the brand.
You mentioned you had asian tiger mosquito in Austin, the manufacturer
has a new attractant that works for that type of mosquito. Here is the
link on their web site www.mosquitomagnet.com/lurex
Cool, but not available in all states.
This what I do with the mosiquito magnet, I run it for about 8 weeks
without the attractant, and then I use the normal stuff. This way it
works on getting any stray tigers and then runs full power for the
rest of the year.
This lure sounds ok, but the statement about being predominent might
mean it repeals other mosquitos like the octenal.
Gunna read up on this, when it becomes readily available.
tom @ www.CarFleaMarket.com
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