The MM Patriot-Plus is new in 2016, and replaces the MM4100 Patriot. Accessories for the Patriot are still available. It is also a corded mosquito trap, but with a 3 times larger net. It is the least expensive in the Mosquito Magnet line. It is as effective as the other Mosquito Magnet traps, but has a cord.
The Mosquito Magnet Patriot-Plus is easy to use. After installing the propane tank and optional attractant, just plug it in, push the button. A 50-foot 12-volt power cord, supplied with the Patriot-Plus, allows placement away from the family area yet near the mosquitoes' breeding and resting areas. It starts catching right away. It will continue to reduce the population as it runs.
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 workMosquito 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.
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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 Patriot-Plus Mosquito Trap
||Propane hose and regulator
||Quick Clear Adaptor
||Octenol Cartridge (replace every 21 days)
||CD-ROM with guides and instruction|
||Operation Manual & Maintenance Schedule
||50' electrical cord w/ Lawn Clips|