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Maintaining Your Mosquito Magnet Trap

Trap Maintenance

If maintained properly, the Mosquito Magnet® can run at its best for many years.  When run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week the propane tank and attractant last a full 21 days.


If replaced in a timely manner you will optimize your catch rate and break the breeding cycle of mosquitoes in your yard.






In-Season Maintenance


Follow these steps below every 21 days and use them as your normal maintenance schedule.

  1. Replace Your Attractant.

    Using an attractant is critical to the performance of your Mosquito Magnet®. The attractant 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 lure will have been released.

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

  2. Use the Quick-Clear Valve.

    It is recommended that you use the Quick-Clear Valve after every propane tank change to prevent the nozzle from getting clogged. Some areas of the country may have what we refer to as "dirty gas". Dirty gas is caused when a propane manufacturer does not thoroughly filter the impurities from the propane.  Using the Quick-Clear Valve after each tank change should help alleviate this problem. QuickClear Instructions»

  3. Replace the Mosquito Net.

    If the net is clogged, torn or damaged in any way, it must be replaced.  During months of a reduced catch rate it is still necessary to replace your net as pollen, dust and dirt can prohibit airflow and prevent your trap from working at peak efficiency.  To order replacement nets and other accessories, please visit our web store.

  4. Refill Propane Tank.

    Have your propane tank refilled by an authorized propane dealer. It's recommended that you do not use a tank swapping service. If you have a new tank, ask the propane dealer to "purge" it as there may be air present in a new tank.

  5. Check The Side Vents for Bugs.

    Removing and checking the inside of the side vents to ensure that there are no bugs stuck to the inside of the vent will maximize air flow thru the trap. Heavily clogged vents will reduce your vacuum and your catch.

  6. Keep The Trap Clean.

    Periodically wipe down the outside of the long-lasting mosquito trap with clean water and a damp cloth.  For outdoor mosquito control that is long-lasting, CO2 mosquito traps must be maintained properly. Have your mosquito attractant, Quick-clear valves, and mosquito nets delivered to your door every 9 weeks! With our Subscribe & Save Program, you can have protection against mosquitoes that is long-lasting. With mosquito traps from Mosquito Magnet® you can enjoy your backyard again .


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