The MM Independence is a cordless mosquito trap. No external electrical power is needed. It is as effective as the Executive, but does not have its computerized control.
Like all Mosquito Magnets, it is particularly good for Asian Tigers and Sand Flies, midges, etc. The heavy-duty plastics and marine grade metals make it ideal for any harsh environments. The Independence also has wheels allowing you to move it easily.
Octenol or Lactic Acid?If you have Asian Tiger mosquitoes or daytime biters use Lurex3 even if you are in the blue area. If not, use Octenol. These greatly increase your catch.
How Mosquito Magnets work
Mosquito Magnets are the #1 selling traps in America. They are all odorless, silent, and operate 24 hours per day. They all have heavy duty construction and can perform in all weather conditions.
All Mosquito Magnet traps uses patented Counterflow Technology. This allows the trap to emit a precise plume of CO2, heat, and moisture that attracts the biting insects to the trap, while simultaneously vacuuming them into a net where they dehydrate and die within 24 hours. This is lower to the ground than other traps, so it is particularly good for Asian Tigers, midges, sand flies and other biting insects that fly low.
The Mosquito Magnet mimics a large mammal by emitting a plume of carbon dioxide, heat and moisture, which when combined with an additional attractant, Octenol or Lurex3, becomes irresistible to mosquitoes, no-see-ums, biting midges, black flies and more. By using one of these approved Mosquito Magnet attractants your catch rate can increase up to 10X over CO2 alone.
Mosquito Magnet has a dedicated mosquito support line, 1-800-953-5737, to answer all questions regarding these products.
You can also reach it online at support.mosquitomagnet.com.
In-Warranty and out-of-Warranty service is supported through their Certified Service Centers located throughout the US. These Certified Service Centers have undergone extensive training to be authorized to support this product line.
Additional resources for trap placement and other support questions can be found on their website.
The trap must be properly sited to work effectively.
Mosquitoes find targets first by smell. Mosquitoes can smell CO2 at over 100 ft, but only see objects from around 30 ft. So you want the CO2 from the trap between you and the mosquitoes.
The trap should be at least 35 feet away from the nearest person or animal, or they will go towards them rather than the trap.
Here is a short video that shows how to place your trap.
Mosquito Magnet Independence Mosquito Trap
Propane hose and regulator
Quick Clear Adaptor
|1||Self Contained Net|
Octenol Cartridge (replace every 21 days)
|1||CD-ROM with guides and instruction|
Operation Manual & Maintenance Schedule
|4||C size batteries|