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Attractants 101

Mosquito Magnet Attractants

Increase your catch rate up to 10 times!!

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

The choice of which Mosquito Magnet® attractant to use depends upon where you reside in the U.S., since certain mosquito species are found in certain regions of the country. Learn more about our mosquito attractants below.

 

 

Octenol Attractant | R-Octenol Attractant
 

Octenol - General Facts

What is it?

Octenol is an EPA registered secondary mosquito attractant that mimics human breath. It is used in Mosquito Magnet® traps to attract biting insects including mosquitoes and no-see-ums. Made in USA.

Why should I use it along with the Mosquito Magnet® trap?

Mosquito Magnet® Octenol vs. C02. By adding the attractant Octenol to mosquito traps, you can increase your catch rates by up to 10 times! Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance; they may transmit mosquito borne diseases that are a serious health threat to people and pets. It will lure biting insects to the Mosquito Magnet® trap and away from you and your family. Buy Octenol attractant so your mosquito trap can work at maximum efficiency.

What Does It Attract?

Octenol attracts most mosquito species, including salt marsh mosquitoes, as well as no-see-ums and black flies. The insects are attracted by the Octenol and are drawn to the Mosquito Magnet® trap where they are captured, then dehydrate and die.

Which Mosquito Magnet® attractant is right for you?

Those who live in the United States and Canada should use Octenol to attract mosquitoes, no-see-ums and black flies.

Octenol is also known to lure in the Asian Tiger mosquito.

How Often Should The Cartridge Be Replaced?

Inserting Mosquito Magnet Octenol

How long does Octenol last? The Octenol cartridge should be replaced every 21 days. After 21 days of use, the cartridge appears the same; however, it will no longer be effective as the Octenol attractant will have been released.

The catch rate will be reduced if the mosquito Octenol attractant is not changed.

Octenol Instructions»

Watch How Easy it is to Use Mosquito Magnet Attractants!

 
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R-Octenol - General Facts

What is it?

R-Octenol is an EPA registered secondary attractant that mimics human breath. Much like Octenol, it is used in Mosquito Magnet® traps to attract biting insects including mosquitoes and no-see-ums. However, the active ingredient in R-Octenol lasts for 30 days- lasting 40% longer than regular Octenol! This attractant for mosquito traps is made in the U.S.A.

Why should I use it along with the Mosquito Magnet® trap?

What attracts mosquitoes best? The attractant R-Octenol increases your catch rates up to 10 times! Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance; they may transmit mosquito diseases that are a serious health threat to people and pets. It will lure biting insects to the Mosquito Magnet® trap and away from you and your family.

Because R-Octenol lasts for 30 days, it is ideal for Executive Trap owners running their trap on Mode 4, as the propane tank also lasts 30 days in this mode.

What Does It Attract?

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

Which attractant is right for you?

Those who live specifically on the coast or across the United States should use R-Octenol to attract mosquitoes, no-see-ums and black flies.

R-Octenol has also been known to attract the Asian Tiger mosquito.

How Often Should The Cartridge Be Replaced?

Inserting Mosquito Magnet Octenol

The R-Octenol cartridge should be replaced every 30 days. After 30 days of use, the cartridge appears the same; however, it will no longer be effective as the R-Octenol will have been released.

The catch rate will be reduced if the attractant is not changed.

R-Octenol Instructions»

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