Most Recent Customer Reviews
Im beginning to feel sorry for the mosquitos.This contraption just about demolished the Mosquitos in my 1.5 acre yard.Today I went around the property emptying any crevices that contained water.Tonight I sat outside for over an hour just to test the little devils and they were all gone.Tomorrow I might leave some water for them just to watch them die in my Patriot contraption.
Review RateReview Update
This is to update my previous review about the GFI outlet tripping for my Patriot+ trap. I found the issue and it wasn't the Patriot tripping the outlet. I fixed the problem and the unit seems to be working fine. The pwr supply still gets very warm to the touch though, even at night when no sun is out.
Review RateSeem better, but time will tell
I bought this one to replace my old Patriot, which was nothing but problems since day 1. I kept the old one going because when it did work, it worked well at reducing my mosquito population. The new one started right away and doesn't have the screen with the PCB sitting right behind it (with no conformal coating or protection from the elements) like the previous model did, so I hope it lasts longer. I live next to the Bay and the salt air destroyed the unprotected electronics in the old model ..Twice. I have not been thru a tank of fuel, so I haven't pulled the basket out to see how many dead mosquitoes are in it to compare to the old model yet, but the new model has a much bigger basket that seals better when you close the lid too. I have notice that the AC/AC converter runs very hot and since mine is in the sun, it kept tripping my GFI outlet during the daytime. Not sure why since their is no and plug on the AC plug for it. I had to cover it with AL tape so that it would reflect the sun (instead of the black plastic case absorbing the suns heat) and not trip the outlet. Let's see how long this pwr supply lasts. The previous model went the 2x of them.
Review Rateone small change
Pretty amazing work...there is only one small aspect which could be improved. The way the attractant (lurex) or the cap for the "scent tube" is attached is kind of flimsy..... I would engineer this to be a little more solid. The way it is right now...it doesn't really click just kind of gets hooked so it does not fall. Maybe a screw in or better click and lock mechanism would be better.
Review RateWonderful Product!
We have had our Patriot Plus for 2 months ,now, and it is a lifesaver. Finally had a front porch added on, and after all this time I wanted to be able to sit out on it in the evenings. Eversince we set up the magnet, I can sit out on porch and husband can do his hobbies on driveway! I live in Florida, so you know how important having something like this is. Easy to operate and quiet...Just to let you know, I found out about this product from my brother who lives in Pa. and he has had his for about 5 years, now. Loves it!
Review Ratequestionable value
I have slapped more mosquitoes than the trap has caught. Instructions are extremely lacking. Was shipped without attractant but customer service followed up immediately and sent it to me.Response From Mosquito Magnet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this experience. When using a secondary attractant such as our Octenol or Lurex3, the mosquito catch rate should increase by approximately 10%. It is very important to ensure that the attractant used is appropriate for your geographical location. The placement of the trap in the yard is also a key factor to achieving a higher catch rate.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-953-5737 for additional assistance.
Review RateGreat service and products
We purchased two mosquito magnet for our fire station and let me tell you, IT WORKS! No more issues with mosquitoes in our apparatus bays.
Review RateBug catching machine!
Decided to buy this because it is an unusually bad mosquito year at our house near Seattle, WA. Set up was easy and it started up with no problem. The mosquitoes are very attracted to this machine. Its been two weeks and we have the net about half full! It also attracts these pesky flies of medium size that like to buzz your head and land on you.
I purchased at a local home improvement store, assembled it according to the instructions. When I turned it on nothing happened until I wiggled the power cord where it connects to the machine. I moved it to my shop where I had cool air and plenty of light. After carefully inspecting and reconnecting the cord it appeared to be OK. It came on and ran for about 30 minutes before cutting off. Wiggling the power cord made it work again. I called customer service and was told to return it. That unit was the only one they had so I went home with a refund. I lost most of an afternoon and several gallons of diesel going into town twice for nothing but frustration.Response From Mosquito Magnet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. Mosquito Magnet® is known for its long history of providing high-quality products. We regret that you received something not meeting this standard.
We appreciate this feedback and have shared this unusual experience with our Product Manager. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-953-5737 with any questions.
Review RateDefinitely decreases the mosquito population!
This is our 3rd Mosquito Magnet at a vacation home in the Caribbean. With Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue viruses spread by mosquitoes, we find it critical to use these to help protect ourselves and our rental guests! It takes a few weeks before you notice a significant decrease in numbers, but the decrease is noticeable and the traps get full of dead skeeters!