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 RateWorking so far
Did not gather as many mosquitoes as I thought but did get some. It might be a little late in the year I put it out in September we'll see in the spring next year how well it works.
Review RateExpensive to run, but worth it for us
Pros: it works! And our next-door neighbors are also benefiting. Cons: Expensive, and we do have to replace the propane tank and the batteries every three weeks, so there are continuing operating costs beyond the initial purchase. Is it worth it? For us it certainly is. We've been using it since June (about 2.5 months) and I've had only a couple of mosquito bites in that time where I used to get several an hour no matter what time of day. In other words, we are enjoying our backyard really for the first time in the 17 years I've had the house.
Review RateAbsolutely horrible product!!!
Please, for the love of God, do not buy this product. I have no idea how they have any positive remarks on this. If anyone says this unit works great, I swear that is some employee writing a false statement. I'm on Unit number 3, if not 4, and it still does not work properly. I have maybe had the unit for a year-and-a-half and I am constantly having to send it back because of electrical issues. Expect to burn 4C batteries every single time you change the propane tank which is every 24'ish days. Also expect to spend at least 2 hours on the phone with customer service trying to solve the problem, let me rephrase that, fighting to get some sort of conclusion that this product does not work. Every time they send me the unit back they either send me a refurbished piece or they tell me there's nothing wrong with the one I have. If there's nothing wrong with the unit that is because they put new batteries in it. But ok, on the refurbish part, I've asked them every time to allow me to send this unit in and get some credit to a corded unit. The battery power does not work! But they say "sorry, we wont give anybrefunds or credits". Now I'm stuck with a unit that I'm going to have to try to figure out some electrical situation to change DC to AC so I can plug it in to my house. Dont spend the $600+, it's garbage. Ive wasted enough time and money with you!! Just FYI everyone, I got my unit back from them a month ago. Guess what, IT DOESNT WORK ANYMORE!!Response From Mosquito Magnet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. It is important to note, the batteries are only used to power the machine and to power a fault code. We recommend monitoring the trap frequently; the batteries may need to be replaced more frequently if a fault goes unnoticed. For the best results, we recommend using non-rechargeable, disposable batteries. It is important to follow the maintenance and storage procedures listed in the manual to keep the trap working for many years without incident.
Our traps are backed by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. The warranty covers repairs on the unit but will not cover a replacement/exchange for a different model.
If you have any questions or are in need of additional assistance, our Consumer Relations Team is happy to help and can be reached at (800) 953-5737 .
Review RateGreatest invention ever
Been getting these machines since their invention. Couldn’t enjoy our Wisconsin home without them!
Review RateThis isn't the magic bullet
This isn't the magic bullet for me. Unit arrived with 2 pieces of plastic rattling around that fell out when i opened the box. The instructions note: "DO NOT CONTACT THE DISTRIBUTOR, CALL 800-xxx-xxxx". Called the number and auto-answer states no one is there to take the call, but to "call back on Monday, after the holiday" ---- this was Tuesday, August 7, 2018!!! At best, I'm guessing this dates back to March 30. Don't know. Next, I tried emailing as suggested on their website; but they require a "valid" order number and apparently do not recognize Amazon's order number and don't supply any other order number. I expedited this so that I could install it and have it run for 10 days before our company party. I went ahead and assembled unit, batteries and gas and have tried to get assistance "on-the-fly". I tried posting on Amazon, but they refused my post for some reason. I have it located in an open part of my garden near a tree, away from fences, building, etc. Level ground, green light, fan running, tank is cool (heat of vaporization), and over the last 6 days it has captured 12 mosquitos. Everytime i check on the unit, I see at least half a dozen flying around the trumpet, but not going in. While i stand there, i typically swat away 4-5 mosquitos.Response From Mosquito Magnet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are very sorry for this unusual experience and would like to learn more! For further assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at (800) 953-5737. We are happy to help and would like to make this right!
Review RateDoing it's job.
This is our second mosquito magnet and we wouldn't have bought another one if it didn't do it's job. Very good product.
I have my independence for 3 years and it has never worked great. Have to replace batteries every three weeks the same time with the propane tank. When it is working it does catch lots of mosquitos. This year I have not been able to get it going at all!!!Response From Mosquito Magnet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
When used as directed, the batteries for this trap should last an entire season. The battery power is only used to start the trap and to power a fault code. We recommend monitoring the trap and changing the propane tank every 21 days (before it empties).
The time taken to provide this feedback is appreciated! We are very sorry for this unusual experience and would like to learn more about what is occurring. For troubleshooting assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at (800) 953-5737.
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.
- 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.