Mosquito Trap Reviews

What is the best mosquito trap you can buy?

Mosquito traps are the ultimate weapon for mosquito control because they interrupt the breeding cycle by trapping and killing large quantities of female mosquitoes before they lay more eggs. Our Mosquito Trap Reviews are based on our personal use of each product and our customer's satisfaction with them.  The review rating stars are calculated from actual customer reviews which you can read by clicking on the "Read All Mosquito Trap Reviews" below the rating stars.  When you purchase a mosquito trap you are taking the first step in your overall mosquito control efforts.

Different brands of mosquito traps such as the SkeeterVac, Mosquito Magnet and other brands use various trapping techniques, provide different coverage areas, and use different lures to attract certain species of mosquitoes. Read our Mosquito Trap Reviews below to find the best mosquito trap.  Our mosquito trap reviews are organized with the best choices at the top.

Mosquito Trap Reviews

Mosquito Trap Trap Coverage Capture Method CO2 Output Power Type Vacuum Trap Trap Maintenance Price Range Indoor Outdoor
skeeter vac sv5100 SkeeterVac SV5100

5 Stars
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1.4 Acres CO2, Octenol,  Vacuum Trap, Flight Guide TacTrap, 5 Color Light Cues 35,000 cc/hr Cordless, 20 lb. LP gas tank Yes Refill propane tank every 21 days, replace Octenol every 60 days, empty net when 1/2 full, replace TacTrap when 80% covered $350-$400 Outdoor

Editors Review:
The SkeeterVac SV5100 is highly recommended for those with moderate to severe mosquito control problems.  With a vacuum trap and sticky TacTrap this unit offers more than its competition at a very reasonable price.  Similar to the Skeeter Vac SV3100 but with greater CO2 output, lower profile for a better catch rate, and has wheels. Mosquito Trap Reviews #1 top pick.

skeeter vac sv3100
SkeeterVac SV3100

5 Stars
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1 Acre CO2, Octenol,  Vacuum Trap, Flight Guide TacTrap, 5 Color Light Cues 27,000 cc/hr. Cordless, 20 lb. LP gas tank Yes Refill propane tank every 21 days, replace Octenol every 60 days, empty net when 1/2 full, replace TacTrap when 80% covered $300-$350 Outdoor


Editors Review:
The SkeeterVac SV3100 is highly recommended for those with moderate to severe mosquito control problems.  With a vacuum trap and sticky trap this mosquito trap offers more than its competition at a very reasonable price. Mosquito Trap Reviews #2 top pick.

terminix allclear backyard mosquito mister
AllClear Mosquito Mister 2000

5 Stars
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2,000 sq. ft. Concentrated mist repels and kills mosquitoes.  Does not trap mosquitoes. Does not use CO2 Cordless, rechargeable battery No Mix concentrate, control mist frequencies, recharge battery $300-$350 Outdoor

Editors Review:
The AllClear Mister 2000 is a smaller version of the 4000 model and covers up to 2,000 sq. ft. Both models from AllClear are cordless and utilize a rechargeable battery to power the mister. The AllClear Mister 2000 provides up to 6 hours of mosquito control and protection from black flies, no-see-ums, and other biting insects in an area of up to 2,000 sq. ft.  Reduces 90% of mosquitoes in just three minutes. Three different misting concentrates are available.  Unlike a mosquito trap, the mosquito mister sprays a non-toxic (to humans) chemical in the air which kills and repels mosquitoes.  For the ultimate mosquito control we suggest you utilize a mosquito trap near the perimeter of your property to attract mosquitoes there then use the AllClear Mosquito Mister closer to your outdoor living area to repel and kill mosquitoes that are nearer to you. Mosquito Trap Reviews #3 top pick.

mosquito magnet executive
Mosquito Magnet Executive

5 Stars
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1 Acre CO2, Octenol, Vacuum Trap Not Known Cordless, 20 lb. LP gas tank Yes Refill propane tank every 21 to 30 days, replace Octenol every 21 days, empty net when 1/2 full $700-$800 Outdoor

Editors Review:
The Mosquito Magnet Executive is similar to the Independence model with additional fuel saving options, diagnostic display, and other neat features. A great choice for catching large numbers of mosquitoes fast.  The Executive is cordless and has a built-in vacuum trap, a great choice for heavily infested areas.  The catch rate is very good. Mosquito Trap Reviews #4 top pick.

mosquito magnet independence
Mosquito Magnet Independence

5 Stars See all Mosquito Magnet Independence reviews

1 Acre CO2, Octenol, Vacuum Trap Not Known Cordless, 20 lb. LP gas tank Yes Refill propane tank every 21 days, replace Octenol every 21 days, empty net when 1/2 full $600-$700 Outdoor

Editors Review:
The Mosquito Magnet Independence is a great choice for catching large numbers of mosquitoes fast.  The Independence is cordless and has a built in vacuum trap, a great choice for heavily infested areas.  The Mosquito Magnet Independence is a good trap in our opinion, it is, however, a bit costly. The catch rate is very good. Mosquito Trap Reviews #5 top pick.

mosquito magnet patriot
Mosquito Magnet Patriot

2 Stars
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1 Acre CO2, Octenol, Vacuum Trap Not Known 50-foot 12-volt power cord, 20 lb. LP gas tank Yes Refill propane tank every 21 days, replace Octenol every 21 days, empty net when 1/2 full $300-$350 Outdoor

Editors Review:
The Mosquito Magnet Patriot in our opinion is undersized and lacks performance as compared to the Mosquito Magnet Independence or Executive.  The power cord is a consideration as well since it can get severed by a lawn mower etc. Mosquito Trap Reviews #6 top pick.

dyna trap dt1000
DynaTrap DT1000

4 Stars
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Up to .5 acre UV florescent bulbs, Titanium dioxide, CO, Powerful vacuum, and retaining cage Does not use CO2 10 Foot Power Cord - 120 VAC, 2 amps, 24 watts, .024 kilowatts Yes Bulb replacement, empty retaining cage, some installation of fan $100-$120 Indoor or Outdoor

Editors Review:
The DynaTrap mosquito trap is a smaller unit suited for a porch or other small area and has proven itself over several years of testing. The DynaTrap uses a UV florescent bulb, titanium dioxide, CO, and a powerful fan to trap mosquitoes.  The DynaTrap includes a 10' power cord,  and can be used indoors or outdoors. Mosquito Trap Reviews #7 top pick.

thermacell repellent appliance ThermaCELL Repellent Appliance

Not Yet Customer Rated

15' x 15' (225 sq. ft.)
Allethrin saturated repellent mats
Does not use CO2
Cordless and portable. Powered by butane cartridges
No
Replace repellent mats (after 4 hours of use) replace butane cartridges (after 8-12 hours of use)
$20-$30 Outdoor

Editors Review:
ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliances are cordless, portable, handheld devices that offer effective mosquito control during outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening. ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliances have been tested and approved by the U.S. Army and were found to be up to 98 percent effective when used in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. ThermaCELL Handheld Appliances provide hours of mosquito control and create a 15' x 15' mosquito-free environment. ThermaCELL has been recognized by Field and Stream, Camping Life, Good Housekeeping, National Home Gardening Club, and the North American Fisherman Club.

thermacell repellent lantern ThermaCELL Repellent Lantern

5 Stars
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15' x 15' (225 sq. ft.)
Allethrin saturated repellent mats
Does not use CO2
Cordless and portable. Powered by butane cartridges
No
Replace repellent mats (after 2-4 hours) replace butane cartridges (after 6-12 hours) replace batteries (after 150-200 hours)
 
$30-$40 Outdoor

Editors Review:
ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lanterns are lightweight, cordless, and portable appliances that offer effective mosquito control and ambient light during outdoor activities like fishing, hunting, camping, and patio lounging. ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lanterns create a 15' x 15' mosquito-free zone while illuminating the surrounding area to make outdoor environments more safe and enjoyable. ThermaCELL has been recognized by Field and Stream, Camping Life, Good Housekeeping, National Home Gardening Club, and the North American Fisherman Club.


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Mosquito Trap Reviews Summary

So you've read all the mosquito trap reviews and have done your homework. Our preferred method for total mosquito control is to set up a mosquito trap such as the Skeeter Vac at the perimeter of your outdoor living area, then also use the AllClear Mosquito Mister closer to your living area.  This combination of mosquito control attracts and traps mosquitoes with the mosquito trap and the AllClear Mister repels and kills mosquitoes nearer to you.

Homeowners just like you have been fighting to gain mosquito control and luckily with the variety of mosquito traps available on the market today, it's no longer a losing battle. Mosquito Magnet, SkeeterVac and other mosquito traps have proven that mosquito traps effectively reduce the mosquito population. Skeeter Vac and Mosquito Magnet mosquito trap models are ideal for backyards, lawns and larger areas being treated for mosquito control.

Mosquito traps like the Dynatrap are great for preventing mosquito bites in smaller areas like decks, patios, and gazebos. aside from mosquito traps, there are many other products that have been proven effective to prevent mosquito bites like the AllClear mosquito mister which uses a variety of concentrated mists to repel mosquitoes. for a limited budget try bug zappers, mosquito foggers, and other Mosquito Repellents as well as mosquito