Mosquito Magnet® Independence Trap
The Mosquito Magnet® Independence is easy to setup and operate, so it's easier for you to relax and enjoy your yard free from mosquitoes. The Independence's one-touch operation is powered by 4 "C" batteries (not included) that will last for months of mosquito protection.
The Mosquito Magnet® Independence traps protects one full acre of land and is backed by Mosquito Magnet's 360° Customer Support program, so you can confidently win your battle against mosquitoes. Heavy duty plastic and marine-grade materials make this trap ideal for even the harshest environments.
1. Convenient Cordless Design
This cordless trap is powered by 4 "C" batteries. This convenient feature allowswithout needing an electrical outlet nearby or using extension cords that can interfere with lawn maintenance.
2. Convenient Drawstring Net
The Independence's net is engineered to maximize unblocked airflow, which is critical to the performance of the trap.
This net allows for easy disposal and replacement without requiring any direct contact with dead insects. Change net every 21 days for optimal trap performance.
3. Easy Assembly
Mosquito Magnet® traps are truly easy-to-set and operate. Assembling is done in just 3 quick steps. Once started, your trap will begin working immediately with noticeable results in 7-10 days. Allow a 4-week time frame to see significant reduction in your mosquito population. For optimal results, run your trap 24 hours a day initially in order to break the breeding cycle of the mosquitoes.
Increase Your Catch Rate With The Right 2-Month Accessory Bundle
Using the proper secondary attractant is proven to increase your mosquito catch rate by up to 10 times. These attractants lure mosquitoes to the trap by mimicking human skin scents and other natural odors.
Mosquito Magnet® attractants are the only brand to be EPA-registered and proven effective. This buying guide assists you in making the right decision based on your location and other factors.
The Mosquito Magnet® Advantage
Mosquito Magnet® traps are backed by over 20 years of research and 15 patents that make our traps technologically advanced.
Mosquito Magnet® traps work by mimicking the way humans attract mosquitoes. Through its exclusive patented CounterFlow™ technology the trap converts propane into CO2, mixes it with the precise level of heat, moisture and attractant to lure mosquitoes to the trap and then vacuums mosquitoes into the net where they dehydrate and die.
How It Works
Startup & Assembly
Patented TechnologyWhy is trap placement important
Mosquito Magnet® – Taking Back Neighborhoods One Yard at a Time.™
Mosquito Magnet® Independence Mosquito Trap Specs
- Features the Mosquito Magnet® patented Catalytic Converter – converts propane into carbon dioxide (CO2), heat, and moisture to simulate human presence
- Features the Mosquito Magnet® patented Counterflow™ Technology - emits a plume of CO2, heat, and moisture - attracts mosquitoes, keeping them away from people and pets within target area
- The Mosquito Magnet® Independence is ideal for larger yards – protects up to 1 acre
- Cordless – Runs on 4 “C” batteries
- Operates 24 hours a day for optimal performance
- Silent, odorless. Dual-tone color design is proven to attract more mosquitoes
- Self-Contained net secures and eliminates interaction with insects
- Easy assembly. All-weather performance. Heavy duty construction with reinforced base for added durability. Includes wheels to move unit.
- Easy to maintain. Refill propane tank and replace attractant cartridge and net every 21 days.
- One-Year Limited Warranty
What's in the Box:
- Mosquito Magnet® Independence Trap
- Attractant - Octenol (1)
- Self-Contained Net (1)
- 4 "C" Batteries
- Product Manual
- Maintenance Schedule
- Instruction Hang Tags
- NOTE: Propane tank NOT included
Disclaimer: Mosquito Magnet® does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateDisappointed so far, but am interested in your comments.
I placed my Independence model Mosquito Magnet into service on 21 May. I followed all directions, purchased a new propane tank and used a new net. I must say though, that the mouth of the bag doesn't remain completely open when installed with the cover closed. I placed the unit in the shade of a medium crepe myrtle tree and upwind of the living area by about 20 feet (it's a small backyard). The unit is close to two french drains that remove standing water from a low-lying area of the yard - and where mosquitoes can be expected to breed. I initially only used the included Octenol fragrance, but purchased and installed a Lurex cannister after a few days when I determined that this area has the Asian tiger mosquito (they are both currently installed). As of today (day 16), I can count about 5 dead mosquitoes in the net, with a few insects crawling around outside the net (but inside the clear plastic cover). I examine the net and the status monitor (which has been green) each day. Truthfully, I didn't expect the bag to be full, but certainly to contain more than 5 mosquitoes. The mosquitoes and noseeums have been brutal this spring in north Alabama and I was hoping to get at least some relief with the Mosquito Magnet. The mosquito attacks do seem to have lessened over the last few days, but I attribute that to having a contractor relocate one of the french drains to better remove standing rainwater at the same time that I set up the MM. Frankly I am very disappointed with your product so far, and am open to any suggestions for how to improve the performance.Response From Mosquito Magnet®Elizabeth : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for letting us know about your experience. Placement is essential, be sure to have your trap placed upwind of the breeding area. Our Interactive Placement Assistant can help you determine the best location for your trap. It is also important to make sure the trap has a sufficient vacuum. Please contact us at (800) 953-5737. We are happy to offer assistance and provide troubleshooting tips that will help increase your catch rate.
Review RateWorst MM unit yet
Almost all of the Mosquito Magnets that I have bought have been unreliable but the Independence has been the worst. Batteries are constantly draining. I had it fixed twice once under warranty and once on my own dime. Third time it failed, it went to the dump.Response From Mosquito Magnet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
If properly maintained, a set of batteries should last an entire season. After the initial start up, the trap will generate its own electricity. The battery power will only be used to power a fault code.
Batteries will self-discharge during storage. For the best results, we recommend changing the batteries with brand new ones that were just recently purchased from the store.
Our Consumer Relations Team is happy to provide additional assistance. Please feel free to contact us at (800) 953-5737.
Review RateDo not reccomend. Piece of junk
I purchased a Mosquito Magnet from Sam's Club about 10-12 years ago and it worked great. When it came time to replace it I purchased the Independence Model from our local ACE Hardware in October of 2015 for about $ 600.. Since it was the end of the season I put the new unit in my garage until April 2016. After a couple of months I had to return the unit because it wouldn't keep running. It was repaired under warranty. This year 2017 it has continued to stop. I contacted the manufacturer who informed me it was out of warranty and there would be a charge for repairs. This unit has never worked properly. I have purchased over $ 1,000 worth of nets, baits, cleaner cartages and batteries, the darn thing will not run. (The only way to get it to run for a short time is new batteries) My advise is to call an exterminator to have your yard sprayed for Mosquitos. It will be cheaper and a lot less frustrating. I would never recommend this product to a friend.Response From Mosquito Magnet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We apologize for the experience and have passed the information along to our Product Managers. This unit is covered under a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. If additional assistance is needed, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at (800) 953-5737.
Review RateNot quite sold yet
So far we haven't caught many mosquitos. Wish it was easier to tell if set up is correct.Response From Mosquito Magnet®Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to share this feedback and would be delighted to offer further assistance. Please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-953-5737 so we may discuss placement and attractant options. We look forward to helping you.
Review RateBye Bye Bloody Mosi's
Has been operating for approx. 4 weeks and significant reduction in mosquito activities in spite of continued rainfall. Great idea.
Review RateGreat product
We bought our first mosquito magnet 12 years ago and only had to have it repaired once. It finally died so we ordered the battery operated model. So far so good but the propane tank did empty at 3 weeks!
Review RateWorks well..
We placed our previous Mosquito Magnet in a catch area which resulted in larger results, but it meant running power leads across the yard. When that unit failed after ~8 years we purchased the Independence model. The new unit has caught significantly more mosquitos and being battery operated means we can move the unit to where it will be the most effective. Recommend..
Review RateNot worth the $$$
So far we've had it out for 2 weeks. Not one mosquito. One. We've moved location a few times and even put a different propane tank out too. Still being bit up by mosquitoes. Will be returning.Response From Mosquito Magnet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this experience and are happy to help.
For best results, the trap should be placed upwind of breeding areas and 30-40 feet away from human activity areas such as patios and pools. Our Consumer Relations Team is available six days a week to provide troubleshooting assistance. We can be reached at 1-800-953-5737. This product is covered by a 30 day return policy and one year warranty.
Review RateToo unreliable.
When it chooses to works, it sucks up a lot of bugs. When it has a "thermistor fault," you're cooked: you either have to wrap it up and ship it to Tennessee or cart it 50+ miles away and leave it for several weeks (while the mosquitoes re-establish themselves on your property) and then pick it up. This is the second or third time I have had to "fix" an Independence model, and it's no longer worth the hassle. It's too expensive to fail this often. Simpler, less expensive machines will either be easier to fix or cheaper to replace.Response From Mosquito Magnet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. When a Mosquito Magnet® is in need of repair, it can be shipped or taken to one of our Certified Service Centers which are located across the country. Our traps are covered under a one year warranty for repair.
We apologize for this experience and have shared these comments and concerns with our Product Manager. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-953-5737 with any questions.
Review RateUnacceptable durability/reliability
They work to control mosquito's, but their durability/reliability is TERRIBLE. I have had 5, yes 5! NOT A SINGLE one has made it even two full years without requiring EXPENSIVE repairs. I am an engineer in the outdoor electronics business and KNOW this can be corrected- IF you chose to. Anodizing your thermal management part and conformally coating your PCB would help. But , maybe you don't want to make them better, as long as you can charge $600 a piece every two rears+ $300 for repairs!Response From Mosquito Magnet®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to share this valuable feedback. These comments are appreciated and have been shared with our Product Manager.
Mosquito Magnet® backs our products with a one year warranty as well as a country wide network of Certified Service Centers, available for in our out of warranty repairs. Our Consumer Relations Team can also be reached at (800) 953-5737 for troubleshooting assistance or with any additional questions.
- All About
Many people believe that mosquitoes are simply annoying insects that bite and leave an itchy bump that will simply disappear in a few days. What they don't realize is that these tiny pests can carry deadly diseases that cause thousands of illnesses and deaths each year. With the increase in international travel, no one is immune.
Maximizing the Performance of Your Mosquito Magnet® Independence Trap
Here are some helpful bits of advice to help you keep your Mosquito Magnet® trap performing at its peak 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Proper placement of your Mosquito Magnet® is crucial to its success. If placed correctly, mosquitoes will be drawn to the Mosquito Magnet® trap instead of you.
If maintained properly, the Mosquito Magnet® can run at its best for many years.
Increase your catch rate up to 10 times!!
Using an attractant is critical to the performance of your Mosquito Magnet®.
The choice of which attractant to use depends upon where you reside in the U.S.