Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 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!
Review Rateeasy setup
This replaces an earlier version that we had for quite a while. I had it up and working in no time. Already have tons of dead mosquitos
Seems to be working so far. One confusing thing is that the cap for the tube where you insert the attractant is not listed amongst the items delivered yet it is not attached so I spent 30 minutes trying to unscrew the tube. Finally stumbled upon the cap in the plastic bag.
Review RatePoor Instructions
This Patriot Mosquito Magnet works great but the instructions are so poor it has taken a lot of time to get it up and running! I finally went on YouTube and was able to see the problem. I did not understand from the instructions that the entire wrapper on the Lurix Attractant had to be removed for the system to work. Also the Lurix cartridge has to be inserted and turned till it clicks into place for it to work.
Review RateVery nice system!
Several improvements over older models, e.g. better design of trap basket lid and much better rain protection of air inlet system. It really scoops up the bugs, rain or shine!
Review RateWorks great
Had first mosquito magnet 6 years ago . Worked great then ,so when it capped out, I didn't hesitate to get new one
Review RateMy second machine since I bought the original!
I bought this to replace the original MM I purchased when they were first released almost 10 years ago? Anyway, I had heard some mixed reviews with the battery-pack design, so I went with the power cord model, since this is what I'd always had. As usual, I'm happy to be back in business killing mosquitos! I like the new design of the net compartment (easy to empty and clean...and more green, as I don't need to purchase multiple nets as in the original design). So far, so good. I'd give it 5 stars, but having just set it up less than one propane tank ago, I'm holding off on a higher rating!