Mosquito Magnet Patriot Plus Review - Mosquito Traps
Mosquito Magnet Patriot Plus. It's a Mosquito Eater!
Nearly 700 million people around the world are affected by mosquito-borne diseases each year such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue, Zika fever, etc. The death toll from these diseases was reported to be over 1 million in 2015 and it’s around the same every year. That’s why anti-mosquito solutions such as the Mosquito Magnet® are so popular.
You may have tried anti-mosquito products such as the spray repellents and repellent candles, and they are indeed effective at offering temporary relief. But, what if you're looking for is a more long-term solution to your mosquito problem? If you're looking for a mosquito trap in order to tackle a moderate to serious mosquito problem, then Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus may just be the solution you’re looking for.
The Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus is a mosquito power trap that captures and kills mosquitoes. It has over two decades of research and development behind it, as well as 15 patents. It is one of the most advanced solutions for trapping and killing mosquitoes and completely getting rid of your mosquito or biting insect problem. It breaks the mosquito breeding cycle by resolving the problem at the source. The trap protects up to one acre of land and it can work in any condition or any environment, subject to the manufacturer's guidance of course.
Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus Review: The Mosquito Killing Process
Here’s how the Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus kills mosquitoes and eradicates the mosquito infestation problem permanently.
Step 1: It lures the mosquitoes
The Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus releases a continuous stream of CO2 24/7 which attracts mosquitoes – in the same way as they are attracted to humans, and draws them into the trap.
Step 2: It captures the mosquitoes
The patented Counterflow™ Technology is used to vacuum the mosquitoes into a net, following which they dehydrate and die. This propane mosquito trap is one helluva mosquito eater!
Step 3: It controls the mosquito breeding cycle
The Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus disrupts the mosquito breeding cycle very effectively, and completely eliminates the threat of mosquitoes in your yard, making it safe for your kids and pets. Only female mosquitoes bite, they'll all be captured and, therefore, will be unable to lay eggs, preventing future generations of these biting pests.
Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus Review: Features
The Mosquito Magnet® Patriot comes with the following:
1. A Self-Contained Rigid Net
The net that comes with the Patriot is designed in a way to maximize airflow and suction of mosquitoes into the net, this is why the trap is so effective. The Patriot’s net can be easily disposed and replaced without any contact of any sort with the dead mosquitoes inside it. It should be changed every 21 days, or sooner if your insect and mosquito problem is particularly serious. Changing the net every 3 weeks to some may feel like a bit of a hassle, but it's really not that bad.
2. An Extra-long Power Cord
The Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus comes with a 50-foot long, 12-volt power cord. The extra length helps because you want the Patriot to be placed as close to the mosquito breeding and resting areas in the yard as possible and away from your living areas. The power cord can be secured using lawn clips that come with the product.
Some may find the 50-foot long power cord not sufficient for their garden or yard, but you should be able to use an extension cord to make up any difference.
3. Easy to Assemble
The Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus trap is very easy to assemble and operate. It hardly takes a minute to assemble it – just 3 quick and easy steps are all that it takes. The trap starts working the moment it is assembled and you will observe a noticeable reduction in the number of mosquitoes in the yard and in the living area within a week. In four weeks, the mosquito population will be down to a great extent. For maximum effect, run the Patriot on a 24/7 basis to disrupt the breeding cycle of the mosquitoes completely.
Once you're all set-up, it's important to follow the guidelines on how to correctly configure and place the device, otherwise, it will not work effectively, it at all. The guidelines are easy to follow, and the direct customer support team at Mosquito Magnet themselves is always an option.
4. Secondary Attractant
It is recommended to increase the mosquito catch rate by up to 10 times by using a powerful secondary attractant. The secondary attractant lures the mosquito into the trap by duplicating the scent of the human skin and other types of odors that are known to attract the insect. All Mosquito Magnet® attractants are approved by the EPA – in fact, Mosquito Magnet® is the only company to get such products registered with the EPA. These secondary attractants are safe and highly effective.
The type of attractant that you require will depend on the region that you live:
Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus: Tips for Use
Tip #1: Read the operation manual and the instructions given by the manufacturer very carefully while assembling the Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus trap. Most of the reviews received by the product on sites such as Amazon are largely positive. If there are any negative reviews, consider that it may be because the users did not read the instructions given by the manufacturer to the letter. Specifically, they did not consider Tip #2!
Tip #2: Place the Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus as far away from the living area as possible. It should be right next to the breeding areas of mosquitoes, but you shouldn’t place it anywhere close to where you and your family spend most of your time – otherwise the mosquitoes will get to you first, before getting trapped by the Patriot. This is one of the most easily avoided mistakes upon setting-up your mosquito magnet.
Tip #3: The Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus comes with a secondary attractant such as Octenol or Lurex. This should be enough for most purposes. You can use an attractant such as Lurex if you have a problem with Asian Tiger mosquitoes, which are very aggressive mosquitoes that bite in the daytime.
Tip #4: Be sure to use Quick Clear cartridges which are sold separately from the Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus, every time you change the propane tanks. These cartridges ensure that the catalytic converters at the heart of the Patriot, which turn the propane into CO2, do not get clogged and keep working tirelessly. Did you know that you are sent Quick Clear cartridges for free by the manufacturer for registering your Mosquito Magnet® Patriot with them?
Tip #5: Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus traps the mosquitoes and kills them by dehydrating them. This usually takes 24 hours and it is possible that some of the mosquitoes may still be alive in the screen trap when you dump it out during maintenance. You can avoid the problem by using two screen traps. When you remove one that is full of mosquitoes, replace it with another and place this trap in a freezer to make sure that all the mosquitoes within the trap are killed. Then you can empty it into the trash.
Tip #6: It is very important that you should open the tank valve as slowly as possible while installing the propane tank. When you open the tank valve too fast, this activates the safety lock within the Patriot, which is designed to stop the propane tanks from leaking. When this happens, no propane flows into the device till the safety lock is reset.
Tip #7: When you are not using the Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus, store it in a clean and dry area in the house – don’t just keep it outside.
Tip #8: Get a head start and have your mosquito magnet functional before mosquitoes are able to breed and take over your local area.
This tongue-in-cheek 30 second commercial for Mosquito Magnet® sums it all up quite well, poor grandma!
The Science behind the Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus
The Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus uses the power of attraction to capture and kill mosquitoes. What that means is, it attracts mosquitoes in the same manner as humans attract them. Mosquitoes are attracted by the warmth of our breath and the carbon dioxide (C02) produced by us.
Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus works in a similar manner to attract mosquitoes – it produces a continuous stream of odorless CO2. This works as a perfect mosquito trap. Once mosquitoes get close to the Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus, it then sucks them into a net using the patented CounterFlow™ system. It usually takes 24 hours for the mosquitoes to die from dehydration once they get trapped.
The Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus should be placed close to the mosquito breeding areas in your yard. Typically mosquitoes breed around water supplies and the foliage when the temperature is 50°F and above. So when you place the Mosquito Magnet® Patriot near these breeding areas, it is almost 100% certain that you will be able to trap and kill almost ALL of the mosquitoes in the yard in quick time.
This doesn’t just kill the mosquitoes but eradicates the problem permanently by attacking it at the source – the mosquito breeding cycle. The lure of the steady stream of CO2 emitted by the Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus is simply irresistible for the mosquitoes. Once trapped and deprived of fluids, it doesn’t take long for them to die.
The Mosquito Magnet® is so effective because it limits the repopulation of mosquitoes by playing havoc with their breeding cycle. Once the mosquitoes stop breeding, it doesn’t take too long for their population to diminish. That’s why the Mosquito Magnet® is recognized as a long-term solution to your mosquito problem. It gets rid of the mosquito infestation permanently and is the best possible protection for your family and pets against the dreaded insects.
Further, there have been many independent tests conducted on the Mosquito Magnet® Patriot to evaluate its effectiveness. The device has fared well in all tests and has been found to capture more mosquitoes as well as other biting insects than any other mosquito trap available in the market.
Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus – How much does it cost and how can I buy?
The Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus is priced from around $329 – a fair price to pay and a good investment to protecting you and your family from mosquito bites and a risk of mosquito vector diseases, such as Zika Virus which is feared may migrate north to the USA. (National Science Foundation)