First, UV fluorescent bulbs produce warm light to attract insects to the DynaTrap. Second, an exclusive coating of titanium dioxide (TiO2) inside DynaTrap produces carbon dioxide (CO2), which is irresistible to mosquitoes. Third, the insects are lured to the powerful vacuum fan, where they are collected and trapped into the retaining cage away from the area of usage providing the user safe pest protection and comfortable living quarters.
All DynaTrap products are pet- and family-friendly, energy efficient, and whisper-quiet.
Mosquitoes and other flying insects react extremely sensitively to certain wavelength of ultraviolet rays.
The DynaTrap’s special UV bulbs are made of the highest quality and designed to last approximately 3000 hours (or 4 months). The DynaTrap can attract and capture mosquitoes both in bright and dark outdoors and indoors, and is designed to run 24/7.
Mosquitoes, even in the dark, can easily find where people or animals are by sensing their carbon dioxide and temperature emanations.
Scientists consider carbon dioxide as the single most important cue used by mosquitoes for locating a source of blood. Certain parts inside the DynaTrap are coated with titanium dioxide (TiO2), and when the DynaTrap’s special ultraviolet wavelength hits the TiO2, a photocatalytic reaction takes place that produces carbon dioxide. This is the same CO2 that humans exhale, and is irresistible to mosquitoes.
Once flying insects have been attracted to the DynaTrap, the DynaTrap’s powerful (yet whisper-quiet) fan finishes the job.
Once flying insects have been attracted to the DynaTrap by warm UV light and CO2, the DynaTrap’s powerful (yet whisper-quiet) fan serves two functions. It is first used to draw insects into the retaining cage. It then keeps those insects from escaping using the vacuum action created by the continuous cycle of the fan. The DynaTrap is energy efficient and is designed to run continuously. The fan is so quiet, it’s hardly noticeable.
Insects are drawn into the retaining cage trapping them until they dehydrate and die. The retaining cage can be removed, allowing the contents to be periodically emptied into the trash. The screened material on the retaining cage allows what has been trapped in the unit to be seen, and alerting you when the cage needs to be emptied. A special interchangeable retaining net can also be purchased for use with some DynaTrap models for high catch rates — typically useful in agricultural settings near livestock.
How does the Dynatrap attract flying insects?
When humans or animals breath out, they produce CO2 (carbon dioxide), and their bodies are constantly giving off heat and moisture. Mosquitos and other biting insects have the ability to detect CO2, heat and moisture from long distances and are immediately attracted to the source.
Mosquitos, even in the dark, can easily find people and animals by sensing their carbon dioxide and temperature emanations. Scientists consider carbon dioxide as the single most important cue used by mosquitos for locating a source of blood (female mosquitos can detect a host to feed on at a distance of up to 100 yards). Mosquitos also react extremely sensitively to ultraviolet rays.
The Dynatrap can attract and capture mosquitos both in bright and dark areas, outdoors and indoors using a 3-part system: heat from a special ultraviolet wavelength, carbon dioxide produced when photo catalyst light is radiated onto a titanium dioxide (TiO2) coated surface inside the trap, and a powerful (yet quiet) fan. Insects are drawn into the retaining cage and trapped until they dehydrate and die.
Using your Dynatrap Insect and Mosquito Trap:
- Place the unit 20-40 feet away from your outdoor living area.
- Hang or mount the unit 3-6 feet above ground level if possible.
- Position away from competing light sources such as spot or porch lights.
- Leave it on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except when cleaning)