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Attracts and captures mosquitoes and other biting insects
Covers 1 acre - perfect for backyards and other large outside areas
Comes with a 1 year warranty
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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 operations 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 allows for proper placement of the trap without 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.
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.
Proper placement is vital to the efficacy of your trap
Place the trap upwind from mosquito breeding areas
The trap should be no less than 30 feet away from where most human activity occurs
Setting Fuel-Saving Modes
The trap has the option to run 24/7 or in one of 4 Fuelsaving Modes which can extend the life of your propane tank. The propane tank will last 21 days by operating your trap 24/7, which is recommended for the optimal catch rate. Please see the chart below to see the corresponding propane usage expended based on the mode of operation.
Shut Down Day Time
Shut Down Night Time
*Based on a 20lb. (9.07kg.) propane tank
The Fuel-Saving Mode of operation will stop the propane use in the middle of the day & during the middle of the night. Research has shown mosquito activity is typically lowest during these time frames.
Note: Prior to setting your Fuel-Saving modes, your trap must run 24/7 for 3 full days to allow the "Smart Technology" system to learn the cycles of day and night. This system uses a photo sensor to allow the trap to learn and adjust shut downs based on the shift in sunrise and sunset as seasons change.
Press the MODE button to select the Gas Saver Mode Setting.
Every time the MODE button is pressed the Mode will cycle through 1, 2, 3, 4, Off, 1, etc. Mode 1 will shut down the trap 1 hour during the middle of the day and 1 hour during the middle of the night. Modes 2, 3 and 4 correspond to 2, 3, and 4 hours of shut down time respectively.
To indicate the trap is in Fuel-Saver Mode, the arrows will flash and the green LED light will be off. Additionaly, the Sun element will flash during the day and the Moon element will flash during the night when the trap is in Fuel-Saving Mode. The fan will continue to operate in the trap, at a reduced speed, to prevent any escape of mosquitoes but will not capture any additional mosquitos during this time frame.
Cold Temperature Shutdown The trap has a temperature sensor that will not allow the trap to start or will automatically shut down the trap when the ourdoor air temperature is below 50°F (10°C). Research has shown that there is very little mosquito activity during this time frame.
If the trap is running (word RUN is visible & green LED light on) & the temperature drops below 50°F (10°C) the trap will shut down. When the trap is in Cool Down Mode the word COOL and the Thermometer icon will flash. The trap will restart when the temperature sensor indicates the air temperature is above 55°F (13°C). If the trap is in warm up mode it will shut down when the temperature is below 50°F (10°C) but it will not restart automatically.
Low Battery Warning The battery icon and attention will flash if the battery needs to be recharged. Child Safety Lock The ON/OFF button needs to be held for 3 full seconds to turn-on the trap.
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.
Better than 6 Tiki torches on your deck!September 06, 2012
We live near a pond and kept getting mauled by mosquitos in the evening. We thought of getting tiki torches like our neighbors have on their deck. As I looked over in the long line of neighbors all I could see was rolling smelly smoke coming from each yard with an average of 6 torches each deck. I heard from a friend about the mosquito magnet and how amazing it was. Being a skeptic I bought it and kept the box and receipt. After a two weeks and four full traps of dead mosquitos I recycled the box and kept what I consider one of my best investments! My wife son and 6 month old were outside for over an hour in the evening without one single mosquito bites! Oh and I forgot to mention it seems to attract and suck up gnats. (My neighbor and I figured out that if everyone in our neighborhood were to get one there wouldn't be any mosquitos on our street and they wouldn't have to spray those harmful chemicals.)
RESPONSE FROM MOSQUITO MAGNET
SEPTEMBER 07, 2012
Thank you for your online review of the Mosquito Magnet® Independence Mosquito Trap (model MM3200). We are so glad to hear that this trap has worked so well and so quickly for you. It is great that your family is now able to enjoy your backyard again without having to deal with the pesky mosquitoes or harmful chemicals.
Susan Consumer Relations Representative Woodstream Corporation
A Rock StarJuly 04, 2011
We live lakeside in Haliburton Ontario. 4 weeks ago we avoided going outside at any time - period. With the new trap between the house and dock we now walk to and sit there with almost none of the pests bothering us. The difference is like being this swarmed as this year's American Idol winner or the being the runner up from 10 years ago where nobody even knows you exist.
Review Posted on EliteDeals.comApril 29, 2011
My wife and I retired to Hilton Head Island two years ago, and we love having our five grandchildren visit to swim in the pool and then barbeque on our deck. We were never comfortable using insecticides and sprays around the grandchildren to control the mosquitoes and the no-see-ums. Thanks to the Mosquito Magnet, the kids are swimming in the pool and I'm grilling all night long.
Review Posted on EliteDeals.comSeptember 03, 2010
We are very pleased and are now able to fully use our backyard. It's been really great. For the first time we can sit out on the patio and have dinner, something we were not able to do before. There were mostly gnats in the net. Then the catch suddenly dropped off. That's when we noticed we did not get bitten anymore.
Review Posted on EliteDeals.comJuly 20, 2010
After seeing the Mosquito Magnet at work in several of the Coast Guard Stations, I decided to purchase this machine to help with the problems I was having at home. I thought 'if it can work this good in a coastal, low, marshy environment, it will do wonders at the house'. I am happy to report that it has done better than I thought possible. We can now sit on the deck without being attacked and driven back inside. My hats off to the Mosquito Magnet.
Review Posted on EliteDeals.comJuly 03, 2010
I recently purchased a residential machine through Frontgate catalogue. IT IS WONDERFUL!!! I live on Avery Island in coastal southwest Louisiana, and we are plagued with mosquitoes. Since purchasing your product, I can leave my house and get in my car without being attacked...thanks for such a great product. I am recommending them to everybody.
Excellent Gadget!May 20, 2011
Reviewer: Denise Windley
I have never used a more efficient trap than the Mosquito Magnet, which is crucial considering the critters I deal with!
Stopped after just 2 monthsAugust 29, 2012
We bought the Independence bundle with Octenol for a property in Massachusetts. We are next to conservation land - lots of trees and mosquitos. The Independence was started in June and was working wonderfully. We could sit outside without any issue. Then, we got fault lights, contacted Mosquito Magnet, took it to a certified repair place, got it back. It worked for a few days and the fan stopped. Called them again, took it to a different location authorized by M.M. Got it back yesterday, stopped working today. I will not buy another one or recommend it. Too bad too because it was really great at the start.
RESPONSE FROM MOSQUITO MAGNET
MARCH 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit your online review of the Mosquito Magnet® Independence Mosquito Trap (model MM3200). We are very sorry to hear about the problems that you have had with the trap that you purchased and would like the opportunity to continue to work with you to ensure that your trap is operating properly.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 800-953-5737 for additional assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.
Susan Consumer Relations Representative Woodstream Corporation