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It’s Time!

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It’s time to get your DynaTraps out! Mosquitoes hatch when the temperature reaches 45 degrees, we recommend setting your DynaTrap out as soon as the weather warms up. Make sure to follow these guidelines to ensure optimal results!

Set-Up Your Trap 20-40 ft Away From High Traffic Areas

The DynaTrap can be placed anywhere. Just remember that flying insects will be attracted to the unit so you may want to place it 20-40 feet away from your outdoor living area. For best results, place it away from other competing light sources such as spot or porch lights.

Keep Your Trap 3 to 6 ft. Off The Ground

The DynaTrap should be placed three to six feet off the ground. This can be accomplished by placing it on a table or shelf or hanging it from a shepherd’s hook or tree.

Keep Your Trap Plugged in 24/7

The DynaTrap should be left on 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except when cleaning) during the insect and mosquito season. In some areas of the world this might be several months during the summer, in other areas, it may be year-around. DynaTrap reaches maximum effectiveness in 6-8 weeks, but please continue running your DynaTrap 24/7 after this period for the duration of the insect and mosquito season.

Mosquito Season is Almost Here!

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The beginning of the dreaded mosquito season is almost upon us! That means it’s almost time to get your DynaTrap set up and running! It is important that you have your trap running as soon as temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees, which is when mosquitoes will begin to come out from hibernation. The time of the year that this happens differs by region. The map below shows the average start of mosquito season for each state.

In order for your trap to be effective, it is important that you follow these guidelines for the placement and use of your trap:

Other tips for preparing for mosquito season:

  • Remove any objects that collect standing water such as buckets and old tires
  • Repair damaged windows and screens so mosquitoes can’t sneak into your home (they like to find any small openings to get inside your home)
  • Clean clogged gutters that mosquitoes may use as a breeding ground
  • Use spray repellents while out and about

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!

Mosquitoes and the Weather

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Nearly every region in the United States was affected by or is still being affected by, the vast amounts of mosquitoes that took over this year. But, why was this year so bad for mosquitoes? The answer: the weather. Spring of 2018 was particularly wet. More rain means more standing water for mosquitoes to lay their eggs in. A female mosquito lays eggs in batches of 100 to 200 eggs and needs only about an inch of water in order to do so.

After spring, of course, comes summer, and the summer of 2018 was a hot one. Mosquitoes begin to breed and remain active as long as temperatures are above 45°F, and become even more active as temperatures rise. Not only does warmer weather increase mosquito activity, but it also increases their ability to spread viruses such as Zika and West Nile. The warm air allows for the viruses to incubate in the mosquitoes for a longer period of time, allowing them to infect more people.

While some people may consider fall and winter to be “mosquito-free”, this is not necessarily true. If temperatures do not fall below 45°F, the mosquitoes will survive. If temperatures are above 45°F they will keep breeding and multiplying. If temperatures do fall below 45°F, some mosquitoes go dormant and wait for warmer weather, while some are unable to withstand the colder weather and die. The map below shows the months that are considered “mosquito season” for each region.

In order to prevent mosquitoes during these seasons make sure your DynaTrap is up and running about a week prior to the start and continues to run throughout the entire season!

Happy 4th of July!

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Today is a day that we celebrate our independence from annoying, pesky, frustrating, disease-carrying mosquitoes and flying insects! They shouldn’t get the satisfaction of ruining our days off. Here are the 4 big reasons why DynaTrap won’t let them!

  1. It intrigues them with CO2
  2. The UV light mesmerizes them
  3. The fan catches them
  4. The retaining cage doesn’t let them out!

Mosquitoes love the CO2 humans emit. The more we breathe it the more attracted they are to us. That is why it is a key component in our DynaTrap technology. The CO2 is released from organic matter by the photo-catalytic reaction of Titanium Dioxide treated surfaces…say that 10 times fast! What we’re trying to say is, we’ve done our research and we’ve backed this up with science!

Mosquitoes and other flying insects are always buzzing around light polls and other light sources. This is because many insects navigate the air with transverse orientation. This is when insects fly at a constant angle relative to a major light source, aka the moon or sun. When there is a competing light source, such as the UV light of the DynaTrap, it confuses these insects and they fly into the light. The heat of this light is also a big attractant aspect.

Once the mosquitoes and insects find their way to the trap, the fan vacuums them into the retaining cage. Its strong movement sucks them down before they even realize it.

Once they enter the retaining cage, there is no way out, and they begin to dehydrate and die.

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DynaTrap is here to add to the freedom we all deserve. The freedom from unwanted bugs. We hope you enjoy a wonderful day with families and friends! Have a great 4th of July!

3 Words DynaTrap Products Live By

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Safe, Silent, Simple.

These 3 words are used a lot in DynaTrap’s vocabulary. Safe, Silent, Simple are 3 core components of our products. That is why we want to explain them further to you!

Safe

Pesticidechemical, and propane free products are hard to come by these days, especially in the lawn and garden market. That is how the DynaTrap separates itself from the rest! Our product will bring no harm to your family, pets, plants, or the air that surrounds them. It also provides no odors. There is no bug spray or bug repellent stench or residue left behind. With how fragile our environment is, we are happy to provide products that do their job with no strings attached.

Silent

You shouldn’t have to be annoyed by a product that is trying to help you. Our DynaTrap and Flylight product lines are not meant to be abrasive. They are meant to blend in with your surroundings. That is also why we try and make our models attractive, providing different colors and designs. The vacuum-like fan is designed to be whisper-quiet, while still being powerful and getting the job done.

Simple IconSimple

Turn it on. Empty it. Repeat. It really is that easy. When you receive your trap we want the process to be, dare I say, simple! There are certain recommendations we make for where to place your traps (20-40 ft from your living area and 3-6 ft off the ground), but once you figure that out, the rest is easy. All you do is plug it in and the process begins. You won’t be glued to the instruction manual for hours or need to put it together when it arrives. The DynaTrap is completely assembled in the box. Just take it out, plug it in, empty the cage when needed, and repeat. (And don’t forget to replace the bulb every 4 months!)

3 words DynaTrap lives by. If you have any questions after reading this, click HERE to visit our FAQS. We hope you continue to experience a safe, silent, and simple mosquito and insect trapping season!

Important Things To Know When Setting Up Your DynaTrap

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42010-Shepherds Hook-OutdoorsKeep it 20-40 ft away from outdoor living space

The DynaTrap can be set-up anywhere in your yard. That is, as long as it’s 20-40 ft away from your direct living space. Think about it. The DynaTrap attracts mosquitoes and other flying insects. If you put it on your porch, you are right next to the device attracting bugs. Due to this closeness, mosquitoes get to choose between you and the trap. Humans will always be projecting the most CO2, therefore the mosquitoes will always choose the humans. By placing the trap far away there will be no issue with this.

Keep it 3 to 6 ft. off the ground

The goal is to catch flying insects. By having it 3-6 ft off the ground, that puts the DynaTrap in the insect’s direct space. Simply set it on a table, chair, or purchase one of our shepherd’s hooks, pictured on the left.

Keep it plugged in 24/7

For your DynaTrap to be most effective, keep it running 24/7. Mosquitoes will begin getting trapped immediately. The goal of the DynaTrap is to have long-term effects. Each time a mosquito is trapped, it can’t go back to the water source it came from to reproduce. It’ll take around 4-6 weeks before the main mosquito source, on or near your property, is no longer inhabited by these pests. That is when you will begin to feel the best results.

There are both outdoor and indoor traps

There are indeed! What differs is the coverage. They all are made with the same 3-way protection: Indoor traps only cover 300-1290 sq ft. The Flylight Insect Trap reaching 600 sq ft. Outdoor traps range from 1/4 acre, 1/2 acre, to 1-acre coverage.

It IS weather-resistant

There have been concerns in the past about leaving DynaTrap’s out during rainstorms. Don’t worry! All of our traps, both indoor and outdoor, are constructed of durable, all-weather material.

It will not harm your pets

Not even a little bit! DynaTrap uses zero pesticides or chemicals. All of our products are 100% environmentally-friendly. Your family, furry friends, and our planet will not be harmed by the way our traps work.

For more FAQS, click HERE. If you have any additional questions left unanswered, reach out to our amazing Customer Care Representatives HERE.

What We Catch!

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The 1st of June is just around the corner. In some places, like DynaTrap’s home base of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Winter likes to stay way longer than welcomed. The one thing we can always bet on is that by June the weather should finally emulate Summer. Another thing we can bet on by June is that the bugs are all out. The small ones, biting ones, hungry ones, and annoying ones, they are all accounted for. DynaTrap’s job is to help take bugs out of your Summer equation. These are some of the ones we can help with!

Mosquitoes

Obviously! These annoying, disease-carrying, pests need to be taken care of. They transmit diseases such as Malaria, Zika, Yellow Fever, and Dengue Fever. Female mosquitoes are not only attracted to our blood but need it in order to produce eggs. They feed off of humans and animals and are becoming a growing and serious issue worldwide.

Moths

It isn’t the moths themselves, but the caterpillars, or larvae, they lay that devastates gardens. The caterpillars eat through the leaves they are born onto. Once that food source runs out they move on to the next set of leaves. After a while, they can cause major destruction.

Black Flies/Horse Flies/Deer Flies

These flies have a nasty bite! Different species have different hosts. That is why some have acquired names after what they bite (ex: horse or deer flies). Black Flies specifically tend to go after anything with blood in them. While they prefer to bite outdoors and during the day, Horse Flies and Deer Flies prefer to bite around dusk or dawn. Stay aware when outside!

No-See-Ums

Otherwise known as biting midges, these little guys are 1/8 of an inch small. They hide out in shrubs or dead leaves on the ground and often go unseen when biting you.

Sand Flies/Fleas

These insects are also so small that they go undetected until you feel their bite. They are often found along the waterfront, in seaweed washed up on shore.

Asian Lady Beetles

These are a large nuisance when they find their way into your home. When killed, they release a yellow fluid that can stain walls, fabrics and has an unpleasant smell. Most importantly, the released fluid attracts more Asian Beetles and can cause an infestation.

Japanese Beetles

The larvae are incredibly damaging because they eat grass roots, causing large brown spots in your lawn. On top of that, their predators will tear up your lawn trying to reach these small beetles. As adults they eat all types of leaves and petals, destroying gardens and vegetation.

Yellow Jackets

Wasps and yellow jackets are extremely aggressive when they feel provoked. They have a painful sting and have the ability to repeatedly attack. When you smash yellow jackets they let out a chemical that attracts other yellow jackets. That is why the DynaTrap’s catching method helps avoid that.

The DynaTrap catches other insects that are attracted to either UV light or CO2. Feel free to reach out and ask if you are having pest issues that aren’t listed! Sometimes insect repellents just don’t cut it. That is why customers change to the DynaTrap. Click HERE to learn more about our products.

NOTE: DynaTrap does not catch any beneficial insects. These include honeybees, butterflies, and dragonflies.

 

March Madness! Round 3

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They repel, they resist, they score!!!

Let March Madness Begin!

Round 3

These two competitors have played hard to get to this final round. Who will come out on top?

DynaTrap vs. Mosquito Sprays

DynaTrap: It’s been mentioned throughout the last two rounds, but now DynaTrap is here to really tell us about it. The way that this trap was made was to be a completely environmentally-friendly repellent. The market is filled with repellents containing pesticides, insecticides, and chemicals. When these products are sprayed in the air, they are hurting the environment, and at times, you. The DynaTrap emits no harmful chemicals into the air. It attracts harmful insects using UV light and CO2; that’s it. Once these insects come into the DynaTrap, they are sucked by a vacuum-like fan into a retaining cage where they become trapped. It keeps your surroundings pesticide-free and bug-free. When you plug a DynaTrap in, it eliminates mosquito colonies within the area. As the mosquitoes become trapped, they can’t go back to their wet homes to reproduce. Therefore, the DynaTrap can be a long-lasting solution.

Mosquito Sprays: Throughout the last two rounds, we’ve read how mosquito sprays are the most popular repellents around. This is due to its easy access and cheaper prices. But mosquito sprays contain harmful chemicals. Some experts say that if you do use these sprays, you should avoid breathing the spray in and remove it from your skin as soon as you return inside. Why? Think about it. These chemicals are used to kill and repel. Although it is for small beings, these sprays are powerful. Canada is actually in the process of banning mosquito sprays with high concentrations of DEET. These mosquito sprays are also temporary repellents, DEET being the longest lasting of its kind, lasting about 6 hours. These types of sprays are sprayed among communities, coating vegetation, and landscapes with these harmful chemicals. Mosquito spray is also a repellent only used for mosquitoes. If you want to repel other harmful insects, you’ll have to go out and buy an additional product.

Congratulations to the final two repellents! For these were the fiercest opponents of 2018’s March Madness. But in the end, there can only one winner…

And the champion of the 2018 March Madness is…

DynaTrap!!!

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March Madness! Round 2

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They repel, they resist, they score!!!

Let March Madness Begin!

Round 2

DynaTrap vs. Mosquito Magnet

DynaTrap: The DynaTrap is a lower-costing trap, that can be used for both indoor and outdoor trapping. In case you needed to travel with your mosquito repellent, DynaTrap has smaller versions to meet that need. Most importantly, they are 100% chemical and pesticide-free. The DynaTrap traps and kills numerous harmful insects besides mosquitoes. This includes insects that ruin gardens, have a harmful bite, or just are simply annoying. DynaTrap is constantly innovating new and effective ways to increase their catches.

Mosquito Magnet: The Mosquito Magnet is a higher-costing trap, that can be used only outdoors. It is a large and heavier unit so once it is put into place, it’s going to stay there. Because the Mosquito Magnet does run on propane it has no limitations on where it can be placed. Unlike the DynaTrap, it does contain chemicals like Lurex and Octanol to enhance their catch. The Mosquito Magnet is dedicated to their product, to the point where they haven’t changed their model in years.

Mosquito Spray vs DEET

Mosquito Spray: Mosquito sprays have a number of effective substances in them to help repel mosquitoes. Many of these substances played in this year’s March Madness. The different types of sprays included Citronella, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, Picaridin, IR-3535, DEET, etc. You read correctly. This current matchup has worked together in the past. In the end, we all have one goal, to kill mosquitoes.

DEET: DEET is a very strong chemical used in mosquito sprays. It is used by almost 30% of Americans but yet is still feared by many. People have said that because DEET is so powerful, that once applied, it goes through your nervous system and can kill brain cells.  Studies have now shown that this is untrue. But because DEET is such a powerful chemical, it is hard to not be skeptical.

And the Teams moving on to Round 3 are…

DynaTrap!!!
Mosquito Spray!!!
Tune in next week for the next March Madness match-ups.

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