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Mosquito Magnet AttractantsAttractants 101


Increase your catch rate up to 10 times!!


Using an attractant is critical to the performance of your Mosquito Magnet®.  Once mosquitoes sense the carbon dioxide from the Mosquito Magnet®, they need secondary mosquito attractants, Octenol,  

R-Octenol or Lurex3™, to hone in on the trap. 


The choice of which Mosquito Magnet® attractant to use depends upon where you reside in the U.S., since certain mosquito species are found in certain regions of the country.  Learn more about our Octenol mosquito attractant below.





Octenol - General Facts


What is it?


Octenol is an EPA registered secondary mosquito attractant that mimics human breath.  It is used in Mosquito Magnet® traps to attract biting insects including mosquitoes and no-see-ums.  Made in the U.S.A.



Why should I use it along with the Mosquito Magnet® trap?


Mosquito Magnet Octenol vs. CO2

Mosquito Magnet® Octenol vs. C02. By adding the attractant Octenol to mosquito traps, you can increase your catch rates by up to 10 times!  Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance; they may transmit mosquito borne diseases that are a serious health threat to people and pets.  It will lure biting insects to the Mosquito Magnet® trap and away from you and your family.  Buy Octenol liquid attractant so your mosquito trap can work at maximum efficiency.




What Does It Attract?


Octenol attracts most mosquito species, including salt marsh mosquitoes, as well as no-see-ums and black flies.  The insects are attracted by the Octenol and are drawn to the Mosquito Magnet® trap where they are captured, then dehydrate and die.




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Which Mosquito Magnet® attractant is right for you?



Those who live on the coast or Northern regions of the U.S. and Canada should use Octenol to attract mosquitoes, no-see-ums and black flies.


There have been recent spottings of the Asian Tiger mosquito in Northern regions.  If you have tried Octenol as lure for mosquitoes and are still getting bit, try Lurex3™.


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How Often Should The Cartridge Be Replaced?


Inserting Mosquito Magnet Octenol


How long does Octenol last?  The Octenol cartridge should be replaced every 21 days. After 21 days of use, the cartridge appears the same; however, it will no longer be effective as the Octenol attractant will have been released.


The catch rate will be reduced if the mosquito Octenol attractant is not changed.



Octenol Instructions»




Watch How Easy it is to Use Mosquito Magnet Attractants!





Subscribe & Save


Have all the accessories you need to keep your Mosquito Magnet® trap performing at its peak automatically delivered to your door step every 9 weeks!  Do not keep running out of Octenol mosquito lures, nets and cartridges!


Select the Subscribe & Save program that is best suited for the Mosquito Magnet trap you own and what area of the country you live in.


This 6-month program ships to you every 9 weeks and includes:

  • 3 Octenol Cartridges
  • 3 Mosquito Magnet Nets
  • 3 QuickClear Cartridges

Ground shipping is FREE throughout the duration of the program so kick back, relax and let Mosquito Magnet® do all the work!



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