Mosquito Magnet® R-Octenol Attractant - 3 Pack


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  • Secondary attractant
  • Ideal for Northern & Coastal US Regions
  • Increases catch rate by 10x's
  • EPA-registered
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Mosquito Magnet® R-Octenol - 3 Pack


The right attractant can turn your Mosquito Magnet® into an even more powerful mosquito killing device. If you live in the northern half of the United States, Canada or in coastal regions, R-Octenol is an effective as well as economical way to ensure you are getting the most out of your trap and providing your family with maximum protection against flying pests.

The EPA registered Mosquito Magnet® R-Octenol is a secondary attractant that mimics human breath, drawing mosquitoes and biting insects to the trap. Mosquito Magnet® R-Octenol works the same as regular Octenol, but lasts 40% longer - up to 30 days! This is ideal for Executive or Commander Trap owners running their trap on mode 4 as the propane tank lasts 30 days in this mode.

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


Increase your catch rate up to 10 times!

Using a secondary attractant is critical to the performance of your Mosquito Magnet® trap, as the right attractant can dramatically increase the trap's ability to lure the flying pests. Once mosquitoes sense the carbon dioxide from the Mosquito Magnet®, they need secondary attractants, Octenol or Lurex3™, to hone in on the trap.


Choose the Right Attractant for your Region

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.


  • Northern & Coastal US Regions
  • Designed to last 40% Longer
R-Octenol Bundle

Viewing R-Octenol


  • Northern & Coastal US Regions
  • Canada
Octenol Bundle Go to Octenol


  • Southern US Regions
  • Asian Tiger Mosquito (transmits West Nile virus)
Lurex3 Bundle Go to Lurex3™

Mosquito Magnet® R-Octenol Attractant - 3 Pack - Specifications

Product Features:

  • Lasts 40% Longer than regular Octenol - Up to 30 Days!
  • Ideal for Executive & Commander Trap owners running their trap in Mode 4
  • EPA registered secondary attractant
  • Mimics human breath
  • Recommended attractant for those who live on the coast or Northern regions of the U.S.
  • Replace every 30 days
  • Increases catch rates up to 10 times!
  • Attracts most mosquito species, including salt marsh mosquitoes, as well as no-see-ums and black flies
  • Lures biting insects to the Mosquito Magnet® trap and away from you and your family
  • Made in the U.S.A.

What's in the Box:

  • 3 cartridges

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

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Review posted on
May 15, 2019
Works as promised By Under the Redwoods

I have a stream that runs year round. Every spring I start the machine as directed and have had excellent results. My neighbors have noticed the reduction in mosquitoes also.

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Review posted on
August 4, 2018
Not to crazy about it. By eaten alive.

So far after several tanks of gas, this attractant and the other attractant available, I am still unable to go out the door without being eaten alive by mosquitos. Maybe my machine is in the wrong spot.

Response From Mosquito Magnet®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative


We are very sorry to hear of this experience! Trap placement is very important for a great catch. We recommend keeping the unit 30-40 feet away from people areas and in the direction the prevailing winds come from. Please click here for more tips on proper trap placement.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us! Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at (800) 953-5737.

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Review posted on
June 16, 2018
Thanks Mosquito Magnet for giving us our back & front yard back By Dennis

Before Mosquito Magnet you could not sit by our pool in the evening. Now it is hard to believe It is the same back yard. Ten grand kids will be over today and they will all be in the pool all day and evening with no Mosquitos. Thanks Mosquito Magnet.

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Review posted on
June 7, 2018
Buy it. By Allison

Did the trick. No more mosquitoes in my yard, no more unhappy children slapping at their legs. Absolutely worth the money.

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June 4, 2018
Great way to protect small children By Aliciaaz

I switched from the Octenol to the R-Octenol based on my location of the Northeast and we noticed a big increase in the number of catches - I am dumping the trap daily now! What a great relief to be able to protect my young child from the bugs in such an easy way!

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Review posted on
May 31, 2018
Amazing product By Lori

We are so pleased with our Mosquito Magnet!! We live in Maine where we also have black flies and this machine catches them too. What an amazing product. We couldn’t go outside without it!

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Review posted on
May 12, 2018
Great By Becky

Definitely works. Happy it’s eco-friendly. No harsh chemicals. And no more bug spray for me or the yard.

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Review posted on
January 26, 2018
Outstanding poduct By Dennis Lee

We werre unable to enjoy our patio here in sunny Florida until received the Mosquito Magent materials. Almost immediately the poblem has been abated and we now are able to sit outside enen into the early night without devastation.

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Review posted on
October 23, 2017
Fantastic product By M

Fantastic capture Rate! Do your homework and buy the correct lure for your area. Trap fills up every two to three weeks during peak hatches. Reduced population by 90% within two months. Need one in our front yard next.... Thanks ! Michael

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Review posted on
September 10, 2017
Definitely works By NetOps

Definitely works. We're on the water and the collection is sometimes affected by offshore breezes and compressor fan. Our best collections have been on cooler days when we're not using AC.

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Q.Is the R Octenol the correct product to use in coastal GA? The map seems to indicate it only works in the northern coastal areas

While R-Octenol is typically recommended for Northern regions, it can be used in any area within 50 miles of the coastline.

Q.I can't find the quick clear cartridges. Also do I need a reset tool? I have the executive. 2 years old.

The Quick Clear Cartridges are no longer recommended. As long as all other storage and maintenance procedures are followed, the Mosquito Magnet® will operate for many years without incident. While the reset tool is no longer available, the manual steps below will provide the same results: 
1. Turn off the propane tank.  
2. Disconnect the regulator and listen carefully – Is there a hissing or release sound?
3. If you do hear that sound, keep the tank turned off, thread the regulator in and out of the tank, and listen for the sound again.
4. Keep doing this until you no longer hear a hiss or release sound – it may take several attempts.
5. Once you are no longer hearing that sound, go ahead and reconnect the regulator.
6. Reopen the propane. It is very important to open the propane slowly. If it is opened too quickly, the tank will never be fully engaged.

Q.We live b/w dc and Richmond Va. While Va.'s coastal, we're an 50 miles from Chesapeake Bay and 100 miles+ from Ocean. Which attractant should we use? Were sent Octenol.

The Octenol is recommended for locations within 50 miles of the coastline or if your noticing the mosquitoes biting during early/late day. Mosquitoes that bite during the day are attracted to the Lurex3™.

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Secondary Attractants

Using a secondary attractant is critical to the performance of your Mosquito Magnet® trap. Once mosquitoes sense the carbon dioxide from the Mosquito Magnet®, they need secondary attractants, R-Octenol, Octenol or Lurex3™, to hone in on the trap.

For more info, visit our Attractants 101 section

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