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Mosquito Control Methods: Bug Zappers

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In this week’s post, we are going to talk about another popular method of mosquito control: bug zappers! Bug zappers use UV light to attract insects to the zapper, where they are then killed by the electricity from the high voltage power grids surrounding the light. While bug zappers may sound like a viable solution to those pesky mosquitoes and other insects, there are many risks and hazards associated with them.

One of the most concerning and perhaps least known facts about bug zappers is that the insides and other small parts of the insects that are zapped are sprayed around the area surrounding the zapper. Studies have shown that some zappers spread this mist 7 feet from the device. These particles can transmit many germs and even diseases to nearby food, drink, and people.

Another danger associated with bug zappers is the risk of children or animals being harmed by the trap. Young children may be intrigued by the zapper and get their fingers caught, which could result in a shock. The germ-ridden particles that are spread from the machine are also harmful to children and pets. Bug zappers are also not safe for use indoors, or during wet weather conditions. This makes them only useful for a select amount of time and only in a select few places.

The DynaTrap is the safe, silent, simple solution to all your flying insect troubles!

Mosquito Control Methods: Citronella Candles

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Outbreaks of Zika and other mosquito borne diseases in the United States have sent people desperately searching for effective ways to keep the mosquitoes away. While there is no lack in products available to do so, there is indeed a lack in products that actually work. Let’s take a look at one of the most popular products, citronella candles.

Many research studies have found that citronella candles do the opposite of what they claim. Instead of repelling mosquitoes, the actually attract them. In other studies, it has been noted that citronella candles are no more effective than any other candle. “One study found that people with a citronella candle burning right next to them received an average of six bites instead of 10 over an 80-minute period, but a regular candle offered about the same level of protection.” (Inverse, 2017)

Not only are citronella candles not very effective, but they can also be harmful to our furry friends. The smoke from the candles can cause pets to have breathing issues. Ingesting the citronella oil, or any part of the candle can cause a number of dangerous side effects as well.

It is clear that citronella does not hold a “candle” to the DynaTrap!

DynaTrap Gift Guide

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DT2000XLP – For the person with a BIG yard

A bigger design for a bigger catch! This DynaTrap attracts and kills mosquitoes and other flying insects across 1 acre. The durable, all-weather construction makes it perfect for any condition,

DT600 – For the person with chic yard décor

Stunning design for our already outstanding line of DynaTrap insect traps. The DT600 comes in a sturdy and rugged stainless steel with three handsome colors, making for an attractive, yet fully functional approach at trapping and ridding your yard of mosquitoes and other biting insects.

DT1775 – For the person with a major bug problem

Catch more with our brightest bulb ever! Extend your range of protection with a more powerful UV fluorescent bulb and a light enhancing diffuser.

DT150 – For the person without a yard

The insect trap that won’t weigh you down! This travel size trap attracts and kills mosquitoes and other nuisance flying insects including biting flies, wasps, stink bugs and, and Asian beetles.

Flylight Wins Most Innovative Product in 2018 Best in Biz Awards

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We are proud to announce that we have been presented with the Silver Award for “Most Innovative Product of the Year – Consumer” in the 2018 Best in Biz Awards! Our newest indoor product, the Flylight Insect Trap, received the honor, as well as the award for Best Patented Design in a Consumer Product.

The Flylight Insect Trap is a sleek sconce that delivers up to 600 square feet of superior protection against disease-carrying flies, mosquitoes, and other flying insects. It utilizes DynaTrap’s proprietary AtraktaGlo™ Technology to produce a warm UV light at a specifically targeted wavelength, which is irresistibly attractive to insects. The non-toxic StickyTech™ Glue Card then traps the bugs and conceals them behind decorative aluminum panel.

The Flylight comes in three different models, as well as two different color options — black and white. The deluxe model comes with two AC outlets and two USB ports to maximize outlet utility.

“It is extremely rewarding and humbling when professionals in the market see value in what we have created,” said DynaTrap’s President, Juan Rocha. “This product has been years in the making, and to receive such positive feedback during its first year on the market is a great honor.”

The Flylight was awarded Most Innovative Product by a panel of independent judges. The panel is deliberately composed each year of prominent editors and reporters from some of the most respected newspapers, TV outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. The 2018 judging panel included, among others, writers from Associated Press, Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, CNET, eWeek, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, New York Post, New York Times, Ottawa Citizen and Wired.

To learn more about our award-winning Flylight, please visit

Killing Mosquitoes with Mosquitoes

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Releasing more mosquitoes in an effort to get rid of mosquitoes seems a bit counter-intuitive, right? Not in this case! Verily Life Sciences has come up with a way to kill mosquitoes using mosquitoes. Testing of this method took place in neighborhoods throughout Fresno, California. This model works by infecting male A. aegypti mosquitoes with bacteria called Wolbachia and then releasing them. The infected male mosquitoes are later released from a van throughout the neighborhoods. The infected male then mates with female and prevents viable offspring from being made, which in turn decreases the mosquito population. More than 15 million male mosquitoes were released over six months, which resulted in a 95% decrease in the population of biting female A. aegypti this year. More tests of this method are set to take place in other places around the country throughout the next couple of years.

Hopefully, this new method will help reduce mosquito populations, especially in places around the world where mosquitoes carry dangerous diseases such as malaria and Zika. There is a proven solution for getting rid of those pests available to everyone now. That solution? The DynaTrap! Buy one today and see for yourself! You won’t believe the difference!

How Mosquitoes Suck Your Blood

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We all know mosquitoes suck your blood, but most people don’t know exactly how they do so. The answer is a bit more complicated than you may think. Scientists recently discovered that the proboscis, what mosquitoes use to pierce your skin, is comprised of 6 thin needle-like structures called stylets’. Each of these needles has their own job. Let’s start with the maxillae. The maxillae both have tiny teeth. These teeth are incredibly sharp, which is one reason why you rarely ever feel mosquitoes bite you. Another set of needles, called mandibles, hold the tissues apart while the mosquito sucks blood. The other two needles are the labrum and the hypopharynx. The labrum and the hypopharynx work together. While the labrum is the most important, as it is houses the receptors that allow the mosquito to actually find the blood vessel, it wouldn’t be effective without the hypopharynx. The hypopharynx lays over the gutter-shaped labrum to form a straw-like mouthpart. The hypopharynx is also the piece that allows the mosquito to inject their saliva into our body. This saliva allows the blood to keep flowing and not coagulate once it is exposed to the air. Mosquito saliva is also the cause of the itchy bumps that appear on our skin once we are bitten.

Who would have thought those little insects would have such an interesting and intricate anatomy?! Luckily, there is a way from preventing mosquitoes from sticking you with those 6 little needles! The answer? DynaTrap! Get yours today!

Reasons to be Thankful for the DynaTrap

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With Thanksgiving coming tomorrow, we thought it would be the perfect time to list some of the reasons we are thankful for the DynaTrap!

The DynaTrap is a SAFE solution. No chemicals or pesticides are needed! Therefore, there is no need to worry about the trap harming your family or the environment. The DynaTrap is also odor free, making it perfect for both your yard, garage  and even inside your home.

The DynaTrap is SILENT. The powerful, whisper-quiet fan vacuums the insects down into the retaining cage where they dehydrate and die. No annoying “zapping” noises necessary!

The DynaTrap is SIMPLE to use! Simply plug in your trap, turn it on, leave it running 24/7, and dispose of the dead bugs every 1-2 weeks, or as frequently as needed.

If you don’t already have a DynaTrap, try it for yourself and we guarantee, you’ll be thankful for it too!

From all of us at DynaTrap, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Future of Mosquito Habitats

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As the poles and the planet begin to warm, the habitats that are suitable for mosquitoes are beginning to change. Mosquitoes thrive in warm, tropical climates. As the temperatures rise across the globe, regions that were once too cold for mosquitoes will turn into ideal habitats for mosquitoes. On the other hand, regions that were once the perfect climate for mosquitoes will become too warm for them. The map below shows the projected change in suitable habitats for mosquitoes by 2050. While many parts of the world are not expected to see much of a change, there are several regions, such as North and South America, that are predicted to see a drastic shift in their mosquito population. So, what exactly does this mean for us? This means more exposure to mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile Virus and the Zika Virus.  Diseases that were once confined to Africa and Asia are now spreading to places like North America due to the climate change that is occurring. The good news is that since we have knowledge of this, we can prepare. One thing that is going to become a necessity for relief from mosquitoes in the next few years is the DynaTrap. While bug sprays and wearables may provide temporary relief, the DynaTrap is the most simple and effective solution for all of your mosquito problems!

Life Cycle of a House Fly

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Just like their friend the mosquito, house flies are high-volume reproducers. Good news for us is that those pesky flies don’t live forever! The average lifespan of a house fly is around 28 days. House flies develop in four distinct stages, or complete metamorphosis. These four stages are: egg, larva, pupa, adult. Let’s take a closer look


Female adults lay eggs a couple of days apart and lay up to 150 eggs each time. Females lay their eggs in dead or decaying organic material where there is enough moisture for the eggs to develop properly. The egg stage of a fly’s life cycle lasts around 24 hours.


House fly larvae are eggs that have emerged from their egg state. Larvae immediately begin to feed on the organic material in which they were laid. This stage of development usually lasts between 3 to 7 days. Towards the end of this stage, the larvae will begin to venture out in search of a cool and dry place to begin the pupal stage.


The pupal stage takes place inside of a hard, outer shell that protects the pupae as it changes to a fly. The actual change from pupae to fly only takes about an hour, while the total amount of time spent in the pupal stage is 4 to 6 days.


The lifespan of a house fly depends greatly on a variety of conditions such as temperature and humidity. House flies can live for up to 40 days in the adult stage if the conditions are right. Between 4-12 hours after emerging from the pupal stage as an adult, females will begin laying eggs, and the cycle starts all over again!

If you have problems with house flies in your home, check out our variety of indoor pest control solutions like the Flylight and the DynaZap here!

Flylight Insect Trap Facts & Features

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Did you know that most flies carry diseases and other nasty pathogens on their bodies? So gross! But good news is, there’s a way you can protect your home from those pesky flies! The award winning DynaTrap Flylight Insect Trap protects up to 600 sq/ft of your home without zapping, odor, or pesticides. Plug the Flylight  into any outlet and let the catching begin! The AtraktaGlo™ light lures in flies and other bothersome insects. They are then quickly and discreetly trapped by the replaceable StickyTech™ Glue Card. The replaceable UV bulb in the trap is rated for 3,000 hours of continuous use. The effective sconce design and different outlet options make it the perfect fit for any room. See below to find out which Flylight is right for you!

Flylight Insect Trap – DT3009

  • Protects up to 600 sq/ft.
  • Premium indoor protection.
  • Pesticide and odor free.
  • Safe, Silent, Simple.
  • No zapping or buzzing. No expensive attractant or propane required.
  • Model #: DT3019

Flylight Insect Trap – DT3019

  • Protects up to 600 sq/ft.
  • Premium indoor protection.
  • Pesticide and odor free.
  • Safe, Silent, Simple.
  • No zapping or buzzing. No expensive attractant or propane required.
  • Two (2) AC pass-through outlets
  • Model #: DT3019

Flylight Insect Trap – DT3039

  • Protects up to 600 sq/ft.
  • Premium indoor protection.
  • Pesticide and odor free.
  • Safe, Silent, Simple.
  • No zapping or buzzing. No expensive attractant or propane required.
  • Two (2) AC pass-through outlets
  • Two (2) USB pass-through outlets
  • Model #: DT3039

A few other tips for Flylight use….

  • Replace StickyTech™ Glue Card as needed
  • Replace AtraktaGlo™ UV bulbs every 3,000 hours, roughly 3-4 months
  • Keep the Flylight plugged 24/7 for maximum effectiveness

Happy Trapping!