Mosquito Magnet MM3300 Executive has the Most Features
If you’re planning to purchase a Mosquito Magnet trap, the Executive model (pictured at the top of this page) is more expensive, but you get what you pay for. Four different fuel-saving modes on the Executive model mean you can stretch a tank to last up to 30 days, rather than the 21 days that the company estimates for its other models. The Executive also has a temperature sensor, so it will run only when the temperature is above 50 degrees, when mosquitoes are most likely to be out.
There’s a handy panel which shows when the battery needs recharged, the propane tank needs refilled or if the propane nozzle is clogged.
The company suggests it covers a 1-acre area, but if there are obstructions, it will cover only the area that mosquitoes can sense it from. So, for example, if you have half an acre in front and behind your house, it will only cover one of those half-acre areas.
Like the Independence model, the Executive is cordless, so you can place it in any location without worrying about an extension cord across your yard.
Compared to other Mosquito Magnet models:
- More features, including money-saving ones like a fuel-saving mode
- Cordless, so you can put it anywhere, and the battery lasts all season on a charge
- Higher initial cost
“This has been great for us. We have a 1/2 acre back yard, with woods and then wetlands at the foot of the hill, and the mosquitoes breed there, where we can’t stop them, and come up here for a late-evening snack whenever we’re outside in the evening. We went from not being able to sit outside without constant swatting or mosquito repellent, to being able to enjoy the back yard again, with only an occasional mosquito. You do need to change the propane and all, but for us, it’s been worth it.”
“Ours functioned wonderfully last year. Went to start it up this year and it wouldn’t start, and yes, we made sure it was cleaned out, no spiderwebs, battery charged, propane good, etc. It’s being repaired now. Guess I was lucky because the customer service on the phone was helpful, but I was disappointed it wouldn’t start, since it really did kill a lot of mosquitoes and I wanted to get it started early in the year.”
“Set up was simple, other than I had to get a propane tank filled. The first few days, I thought it wasn’t doing much good, till I looked at the mosquito trap, and saw all the decimated little carcasses! It continued to catch them and the mosquito population decreased rather than increased like it usually does.”
“I just wish this was better designed. When it works, it works great. It’s quiet, unobtrusive, and I feel a lot better not needing to use chemical sprays. For some reason, it quit working mid-summer. I called customer service and was going to have to pay to send it for repairs, but the next day, it suddenly started working again, so keeping my fingers crossed. Nothing gets rid of every mosquito 100% but we can use the pool again and sit outside without choosing between bug spray or constant swatting and bites.”