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Mosquitoes need to just die. No like seriously. There is nothing worse than being eaten alive with mosquito bites.
We live on a few acres of land and a few weeks ago, the mosquitoes and I had a falling out. They won. 25+ bites all over my legs. It was NOT a pretty sight and the pain, itching – no, just NO!
Apparently my fussing made it’s way to Dynatrap. They emailed and offered to send a Dynatrap XL for us to review and see if we can decrease the mosquito population in our backyard. While I am focusing on mosquitoes most in this post (because they are the most evil and annoying) – this trap is an insect trap and will catch an array of other flying insects.
Dynatrap XL Review – Chemical Free Mosquito Killer!
Let me just say, I HATE chemicals. Yes, sometimes they are necessary – but if I can I avoid chemicals at all costs. This is one thing that totally made me excited about the Dynatrap mosquito trap. Dynatrap is a chemical free mosquito killer (okay chemical free mosquito trap but I like killer because it KILLS THEM.) No pesticides, no chemicals, odor free and SILENT. You don’t have to hear the mosquitos die!
Dynatrap sent us the Dynatrap XL. They offer a variety of mosquito traps – depending on the size lot you are trying to cover. Our home sits on 2 acres, but our living area is around 3/4 acre. (You can read here about us moving to the country.) The Dynatrap insect trap protects up to 1 acre of land. It’s all-weather construction, so even when we get a random Texas thunderstorm it’s fine. It is pesticide free and odor free. You don’t have to hear a zapping or buzzing sound like the old mosquito killers. Also, there is no expensive attractant or propane require to run it, you just need an electric plug and possibly a good extension cord.
How Does Dynatrap Work?
Dynatrap attract, trap and kill flying insects including mosquitoes, biting flies, Asian beetles, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, moths, stink bugs and more! Here is how Dynatrap works.
This insect trap is engineered for 3-way protection. This technology kills the mosquitoes!
EMITS UV LIGHT
First, a UV fluorescent bulb generates a warm light, attracting insects.
ATTRACTS WITH CO2
Then a second lure, an exclusive Ti02 titanium dioxide-coated surface, produces CO2 (the same gas we emit when we exhale) that’s irresistible to mosquitoes.
VACUUMS INTO CAGE
Third, a powerful, yet whisper-quiet vacuum fan sucks insects into the retaining cage where they dehydrate and die.
How to Use Dynatrap
Dynatrap is super easy to use.
First, you hang your Dynatrap 3 to 6 feet off of the ground and 20 to 30 feet away from your outdoor living space.
We have our’s hung on a small pool storage house in our backyard.
RUN 24/7 DURING MOSQUITO SEASON
DynaTraps start working immediately to disrupt the mosquito life-cycle with maximum impact in 6-8 weeks. We have had our Dynatrap running for 2 weeks and have had a SIGNIFICANT downturn in mosquitoes. I haven’t had a mosquito bite in the last week. I’m typically in the yard 4-5 nights a week, working or playing with the kids. I’m totally impressed with the lack of flying bugs.
EASY TO MAINTAIN
Simply empty DynaTrap every 1-2 weeks and replace bulbs every 4 months or 3,000 hours. The dead bugs fall into the bottom of the Dynatrap and need disposal. I let my husband do this part.
What We Think!
I have to admit, when I read some reviews I saw that the Dynatrap was catching a lot of moths but no mosquitoes. I want the MOSQUITOES DEAD, so was worried that this would be a total dud.
After 2 weeks, I can honestly saw I am totally impressed in the reduction of the mosquito population in our backyard. I want one of these for our back pasture to totally eliminate all flying insects from our property – but for now, the Dynatrap XL is doing it’s job in our back yard and for that I am pleased. Yes, this does catch a LOT of moths but give it time to do it’s job. We are hosting a party next weekend so am hoping for even less flying insects in our yard by then!
What I wish it did was kill spiders and snakes, a girl can dream.
Mosquito Facts, Tips and Tricks
Here are a few things I’ve learned in regards to mosquitoes.
Males Don’t Bite!
Did you know that male mosquitoes don’t bite? Crazy huh – it’s the females that are evil.
What Attracts Mosquitoes
WATER. Make sure to eliminate ALL water sources.
How Long Do Mosquitoes Live?
Mosquitoes life cycle is around 3 months. That’s if you don’t kill them or if Dynatrap doesn’t trap them! Did you know that a female mosquito can have up to 3,000 offspring in the 3 months she is alive? 3,000!
Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites
Looking for home remedies for mosquito bites? Here are a few suggestions:
- I’m an essential oils junkie so love to use lavender and purification from Young Living on my bites.
- Chill aloe vera gel in the refrigerator (10-15 minutes should do) – than run on the affected area.
- Toothpaste can reduce mosquito bug bite itching! Just put a dab on the mosquito bite for relief!
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
Because I nerd out on science, thought I would share with you a little about genetically modified mosquitoes. Did you know that Google has a bio-lab that is trying to shrink the population of mosquitoes that carry life-threatening diseases by releasing 20 million bacteria-filled mosquitoes. Learn more about Debug Fresno in the video below:
There you have it folks. Our Dynatrap XL review. Hoping that this provides you with a solution to your backyard mosquito problems!