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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 attractant to use depends upon where you reside in the U.S., since certain mosquito species are found in certain regions of the country.




R-Octenol - General Facts


What is it?


R-Octenol is an EPA registered secondary attractant that mimics human breath.  Much like Octenol, it is used in Mosquito Magnet® traps to attract biting insects including mosquitoes and no-see-ums.  However, the active ingredient in R-Octenol lasts for 30 days- lasting 40% longer than regular Octenol! This attractant for mosquito traps is made in the U.S.A.




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


Mosquito Magnet Octenol vs. CO2

What attracts mosquitoes best? The attractant R-Octenol increases your catch rates up to 10 times!  Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance; they may transmit mosquito 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.


Because R-Octenol lasts for 30 days, it is ideal for Executive Trap owners running their trap on Mode 4, as the propane tank also lasts 30 days in this mode.




What Does It Attract?


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





secondary attractants map - mosquito magnet

Which attractant is right for you?



Those who live on the coast or Northern regions of the U.S. should use R-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 R-Octenol and are still getting bit, try Lurex3™ attractants for your mosquito traps.


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How Often Should The Cartridge Be Replaced?


Inserting Mosquito Magnet Octenol


The R-Octenol cartridge should be replaced every 30 days. After 30 days of use, the cartridge appears the same; however, it will no longer be effective as the R-Octenol will have been released.


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



R-Octenol Instructions»





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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.


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


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