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lurex, Mosquito Magnet Attractants

Attractants 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 or Lurex3™, to hone in on the trap.


The choice of which attractant to use, Lurex3™ or octenol, depends upon where you reside in the U.S., since certain mosquito species are found in certain regions of the country. Check our lurex and octenol attractant map below.






Lurex3™ Mosquito Attractant


What is it?


Lurex3™ is a patent-pending mosquito attractant that mimics naturally occurring human skin scents or odors known to attract mosquitoes.


This EPA-registered product is the only attractant developed for the Asian Tiger Mosquito.  It has been designed for use with all Mosquito Magnet® Traps.


Made in the U.S.A.





What does it attract?


mosquito magnet lurex attracts asian tiger mosquitoesLurex3™ attracts mosquitoes, particularly the Asian Tiger Mosquito, a day biter, and other species that may transmit mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus, Encephalitis and Heartworm.


Our studies have shown that Lurex3™ out catches octenol by 3:1 on the Asian Tiger Mosquito.


The insects are attracted by the carbon dioxide and the Lurex3™ and are drawn to the Mosquito Magnet® trap where they are captured, then dehydrate and die.





Which attractant is right for you?


secondary attractants map - mosquito magnet


Those who live in the Southern regions of the U.S. and in Hawaii, where the main types of biting insect pests include the day-biting Asian Tiger Mosquito and other mosquito species as well as no-see-ums and black flies should use our lurex, known as Lurex3™ mosquito attractant.


Coastal areas in the Southern regions, however, should use the attractant Octenol.


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


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


The addition of Lurex3™ increases the catch rate of your mosquito control system. Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance; they may transmit diseases that are a serious health threat to people and pets.


The Lurex attractant, known as Lurex3™, will lure biting insects to the Mosquito Magnet® trap and away from you and your family.





How Often Should The Cartridge Be Replaced?


Inserting Mosquito Magnet Lurex3, lurex attractant

The Lurex3™ cartridge should be replaced every 21 days. After 21 days of use, the cartridge appears the same; however, it will no longer be effective since the Lurex3™ mosquito attractant will have been released.


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



Lurex3™ Instructions»





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 Lurex3™ mosquito attractant, nets and QuickClear 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 Lurex3 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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