For your Deck or Outdoor Sitting Area

Many people use a relatively small area for most outdoor activities, so it makes sense to protect it first. If that applies to you, one of these misting products should be your first choice.  

The SolaMist Solar system is an innovative new product for 2015. You string up to 90' of tubing with nozzles around your area. You set the timer to mist or even use your smart phone. It is solar powered.

It is expensive, $499, but qualifies for a 30% federal rebate because it is solar powered. So your final cost is $349.30. It does not cost much to operate. 

Alternatively, the Mosquito Sentry can cover up to 30’ x 30’ very effectively. Or, the Terminex Back Yard Misting System can cover up to 2000 sf. One of these products may be all you need.

This is a video of the SolaMist system. 

For larger yards or if mosquitoes are thick

If your mosquitoes are thick or you want to protect a larger yard, you will need one or more mosquito traps. 

Mosquito Magnet CO2 traps work the best and cover the largest area, about 1 acre over time. They are very good at catching mosquitoes.

For smaller areas, use Dynatrap UV light traps. They attract using UV light which is effective for about 30'.  There are 4 models including one for  indoor use.

We also carry a variety of other mosquito protection products, including Mosquito Patches (non-toxic Vitamin B1), and Bug Off instant screens which let air, people and pets in and keep bugs out. We personally use them all.

This is a video featuring buyers of Mosquito Magnets and the benefits they see.

Recommended Outdoor Mosquito Traps and Repellents by Yard Size
Deck, Pool or Sitting area

We recommend either the SolaMist or Mosquito Sentry.

The SolaMist system delivers a non-toxic mist through a small 45' tube (90' with extension) with up to 30 spray nozzles every 3' that you install.  You string it up  around your space with the nozzles about 5' off the ground. It is timed to run at intervals which can be set by an app on your cell phone.  Solar or 110v powered. 

The Mosquito Sentry is easy to set up.  You plug it in, add the liquid repellent and turn it on.  It will cover a space 30' x 30' (up to 15 people) with an effective, non-toxic mist.  

Mosquito Sentry Pic

Mosquito Sentry
A fan is a great tool for controlling mosquitoes outdoors. They don't like wind. Oscillating fans are the best.  Any strong fan will help.  

Personal area and Camping

For camping, you may need something that does not require electricity. The SolaMist system is portable and uses a battery.  Charged up it will last about 4 days without power. You can detach it from the tubing system at home and take it with you. You will need additional tubing and nozzles to surround your camping area. 

Mosquito Cognitos are the smallest, least expensive area repellents.  For up to 4 people, you need 2- 4 Mosquito Cognitos to get enough mist in the air to be effective. You must be within a few feet downwind (in the misted area) to be protected.  

The Mosquito Patches are great for personal protection home or away.  Nothing but vitamin B1 which repels mosquitoes. See below.

  Cognito pic
Mosquito Cognito


Small Yard (30 feet or less to the border from the area you use)

If the edge of your property is 30 feet or less from the outdoor area you use, do not get a mosquito trap.  It will attract more to your area. Use only the mosquito repellent devices.

Consider the SolaMist or the Mosquito Sentry

 Mosquito Sentry Pic  
  Mosquito Sentry  


Medium size Yard (30-50 feet to the border from the area you use).

Start with either a SolaMist or a Mosquito Sentry

If you still need a trap, get an Intellitrap or one of the Dynatraps. Put the mosquito trap at least 20 feet from you.  

Mosquitoes can see around 30 feet. These traps use UV lights, so they must be in a place that is visible to the mosquitoes. You want the mosquitoes to see the trap before they see you. These traps will also catch many other bothersome insects. 

If your yard is this size, do not use a CO2 based trap because it attracts from about 100 feet. You will just attract more to your area.


inOut Mosquito Trap

 IntelliTrap DynaTrap

Larger yard (50 feet or more to the border)


We recommend the SolaMist, The Mosquito Sentry, or The Terminix AllClear Backyard Mister.  They all operate in a different ways. See each product for details.


If the mosquitoes are thick or you have an unprotected area, select one or more of the CO2 based traps by Mosquito Magnet.  Put the trap at least 30 feet away from you toward the source of the mosquitoes. Why? Because the trap attracts and then captures. If it is close to people, the mosquitoes will prefer the people to the trap.  Watch the Mosquito Magnet Placement Video to see why.

 Back Yard Mister 

AllClear Backyard


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Mosquito Magnet Trap Placement Video 



Very Large Yards

a Mosquito Sentry for each 30' x 30' area (up to 15 people) of your patio;

The best CO2 mosquito traps can attract from about 100 feet downwind, so overtime, they can cover an acre (200' x 200') with shifting winds. So you need multiples if you have a large area. Select one of the cordless Mosquito Magnet traps.

Place one mosquito trap every 150 feet or less on the perimeter of your yard that is upwind of the mosquitoes.  If the mosquitoes come from more than one side, you will need more traps.  If mosquito activity is heavy, you may also need more. See the Mosquito Magnet Placement video above.

If you would like us to consult on your needs, please Send an E-mail or call (866) 379-4669. If you email, include your address and your concerns. We will provide specific recommendations.





Cordless Mosquito Magnet

Recommended Personal and Indoor Mosquito Control
Personal Repellent

When you are outdoors for extended periods where mosquitoes are active, we highly recommend using Mosquito Patches. They are safe, effective and cheap. No oils, smells or mess. We use them.
Mosquito Patch

Bug Off Instant Screen

Bug Off Instant Screens lets air, people and pets in and keeps bugs out.  They are durable, inexpensive and very quick and easy to install. Hands free. We use one. 14 standard sizes for all door types.
Bug Off Screen pic
Bug Off Screens


If you have mosquitoes and flies indoors, look at the DynaTrap Indoors and the Intellitrap. They attract and capture all flying insects by UV light.

If mosquitoes are getting inside, put a Cognito outside by your doors or other openings.
Intellitrap Pic
DT Indoors IIntellitrap