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Tips for Success

Keep your Dynatrap® devices
running at peak performance.

Outdoor trap placement

Locate mosquito breeding zones Place your Dynatrap® between insect breeding areas (standing water, bushes, etc.) and areas of enjoyment (patio, deck, etc.) to capture mosquitoes before they get to you. Traps should be placed 3-6 feet off the ground for the best chance of mosquito contact.
Place traps away from
Since traps are designed to attract as many insects as possible, you don’t want to be nearby when it’s operating. Place the trap at least 20-40 feet away from where people will be gathered. Also, place it away from competing light sources, so the bulb can do its work.
Consider the size of your property How big is your yard? If you have a large yard, place multiple traps across your property to create a ring of defense that insects will have difficulty passing through. Place traps within the listed coverage area away from each other to avoid gaps in your insect-free zone.
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Outdoor trap maintenance

When to start trap For optimal mosquito protection, start your Dynatrap® at the very beginning of mosquito season before they begin breeding. We recommend turning your trap on and leaving it on 24/7 once temperatures are consistently reaching 45 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, dormant insect eggs begin hatching. Find out when to expect mosquito season in your region »
Empty the trap regularly Monitor your trap daily during the summer months to ensure there is enough empty space in the catch basket. Emptying frequency depends on the time of year and where you live but is typically every 1-3 weeks. Once the trap is close to full, remove or open the catch basket and empty the insects into a trash bag.
Keep the trap clean The retaining cage can be soaked in regular dish soap and water. A cleaning brush, a wet washcloth, or a cleaning wipe are recommended to dust off debris from the fan blades. To prolong the life of the unit, we recommend cleaning the trap whenever you empty it. Check out our videos for trap cleaning »
Replacing the bulbs Dynatrap® needs fresh bulbs to keep attracting the maximum number of insects. Bulb life varies depending on your trap model. Even if your bulbs still illuminate, they may no longer be emitting sufficient UV light. If your trap has compatible replacement bulbs, always keep some on hand. Check out our videos for bulb replacement » Consult product manuals for replacement timing »

Using lures

How do lures work? Lures enhance your trap’s ability to attract insects, which maximizes its trapping power. Our Atrakta® lures imitate naturally occurring human skin scents that mosquitoes find irresistible.
How to use lures The sachets are designed to fit in any Dynatrap® Outdoor Trap. Simply open your trap and place a sachet in the bottom of the retaining cage. The lure will begin working immediately.
How often to replace We recommend replacing the lure every 60 days. The scent dissipates over time, so eventually mosquitoes will no longer be drawn to it. Regular replacement ensures optimal attracting power.
Akratkta Mosquito Lure Sachet

Atrakta® Mosquito
Lure Sachet

Atrakta® Mosquito Lure Sachet Refills enhance your trap’s ability to attract insects, which maximizes its trapping power. Each lure imitates naturally occurring, human skin scents that mosquitoes find irresistible.

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