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Old 07-02-2015, 11:27 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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We have a mosquito magnet that we got second hand (for free!). They are temperamental, but when they work -- they work really well. It needs annual service and a lot of regular maintenance in between though, but if you're at all handy and good at fixing things, then I would definitely snatch one up if the opportunity ever presents itself. I would not recommend buying one for (anywhere near) retail though because (1) they are Very expensive; and (2) they require lots of attention. It's absolutely amazing though the number of Mosquitos it catches -- my jaw hits the ground every time my husband empties it....
Whatever you do...NEVER, EVER move your MM when it is running. Also, buy those little CO2 cartridges and use them every other time you change the tank.
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:13 PM
 
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Mozzies.

They hate citrus so citronella works a charm. Keeps flies away too.
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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thanks for that report, I had looked at those for working in more remote areas on our property.

We have one of the older Mosquito Magnet® - Mosquito Control Products and it works so well that we rarely need to spray even tho we live in a rural area in Minnesota with plent of standing water and swampy areas just a stone throw from the house.. Effectively clears out an area of at least 1 acre to the point of not even seeing a mosquito. Haven't had a single operational issue in more than 10 years of use. Requires a 20# propane tank changeout every 4 weeks or so but we'd probably spend that much and more on bug spray otherwise.
This is really cool!
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:53 PM
 
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Flowtron BK-80D 80-Watt Electronic Insect Killer and get some Octenal bait packages with it. Works and much cheaper than the Mosquito Magnet (but they also work).

Get rid of any standing water and for water you can't get rid off drop in some mosquito dunks and start tossing them in. Harmless to nearly everything but mosquito larvae.
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