Using a Mosquito Magnet® trap on a 24/7 basis throughout the mosquito season can result in a significant reduction in the mosquito population on your property. Mosquito Magnet® is the top long-term solution that is scientifically proven to safely and effectively control mosquitoes, black flies, midges, no-see-ums and other flying pests. As with most mechanical devices, proper and timely routine care is essential for keeping your trap in peak operating condition and maximizing your catch rate. The following information will show you how to clean mosquito traps easily and efficiently.
Keeping the Side Vents Clear
Another important mosquito trap cleaning task is the regular checking of the device’s side vents. These vents can become clogged with dead bugs, which may inhibit air flow and reduce the trap’s vacuuming ability. To perform this mosquito trap cleaning function, simply remove the vents from the trap and wipe away any bugs that are stuck to the sides with a cloth.
Install a Clean Net Every 21 Days
Proper Mosquito Magnet® cleaning also involves changing the mosquito net on a regular basis, as a clogged net can prevent additional mosquitoes from being captured and killed. For best results, install a new, clean net every 21 days, although you may need to change the net more frequently during the peak of the mosquito season. Try changing the net when it becomes at least half full. Check the net regularly for tears or other damage.
Cleaning the Exterior of Your Trap
Exterior mosquito trap cleaning can be done quickly and easily. Regular cleaning will keep your trap free of dirt and debris, so it won’t become an eyesore in your yard. You can clean your trap simply by wiping it down with clean water and a damp cloth.