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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 R-Octenol 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
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  • Northern & Coastal US Regions
  • Canada
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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
September 22, 2019
Success By Michael

Have used the patriot for 3+ years now with very excellent results. Still experimenting with which attractant works the best or a combination of attractants, But always pleased by excellent results and great service for mosquito magnet. You can’t go wrong by using their products it’s a game changer.

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August 3, 2019
R-octenol best for central IL By Luis

Tried lurex in early months, low catch. Moved on to octenol and still had low catch. Finally tried R-octenol and been catching a lot! Mosquito population has dropped. Granted a little later in season, but I think it's better overall. Region is Central Illinois, which is right on the border of Lurex/Octenol.

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August 2, 2019
Only thing that actually works By Rubchicken

Had tried everything. Foggers. Commercial spray treatments. Even old fashion blue bug zapper. Nothing ever worked. The mosquito magnet did the job. Amazing product. It’s basically set it and forget it too. Change the propane tank once a month and that’s it

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August 2, 2019
Works great ! By Jay

Works great. Mosquitos don't have a chance against this killer machine !

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July 31, 2019
The Best! By RJ

Mosquito Magnet is the best. We have had one for about 10 years. It was a great purchase and it makes our fishing trips to the woods so much more enjoyable.

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July 29, 2019
Great Product By ScottK

This stuff works!

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July 26, 2019
Very effective, will continue to use. By Michael

Upon initial start up I had so many mosquitos in the net after about 3 days that I had to empty the net already so it could catch more! I have a swampy river overflow area right behind my house so the mosquito problem is quite intense, especially with the extremely wet spring we had. While it hasn't eliminated the mosquitos entirely in my yard, I can at least take the garbage out without getting carried away by them! LOL I also use a garlic concentrate spray around my deck (the trap is at the back of the yard) and that helps supplement for the ones that are still around.

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July 26, 2019
I now have 3 executive traps for my 2 acres. They are working overtime. By AEHaas

I had some left over from last summer and it worked pretty well with the first tank of propane. The new, fresh R-Octenol attracted twice the amount of mosquitos, had to empty the trap in just 2 days. Wow. 'Still emptying every few days. I guess it matters that you get the freshest attractant.

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July 23, 2019
Great product! By SKruzel

Love my Liberty. Great product. Works better than expected. Thank you

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July 23, 2019
disappointed in start stop preformance. By jd

i have had a executive for about three ;years. I have had trouble keeping it running. I have had to repeatedly start it. although it has started after starting it multiple times.

Response From Mosquito Magnet®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative

We're sorry to hear your trap is having trouble starting. If this persists, please contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 1- 800-953-5737 for assistance. We're happy to hep.

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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 or Octenol to hone in on the trap.

For more info, visit our Attractants 101 section

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