A lot of people don’t realize just how important it is to have an efficient electric insect killer in the house: how long can you hope to simply put up with the pests or keep trying you luck with ineffective products like repellant creams and sprays? The insect problem can be extremely annoying, not to mention dangerous to health and sanitation, if it’s not taken care of properly.
If you’re looking to learn how to kill mosquitoes and other insects on your property, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re going to review the Dyntrap Insect Trap.
The Dyntrap Insect Trap is an electronic insect killer that offers protection against insects over an area covering as much as half an acre. That’s a lot of ground right there. So, if you want an insect killer machine get rid of insects on the grounds of your property, you might want to consider the Dyntrap Insect Trap.
This electric insect killer uses a four-pronged approach to get rid of flies and other insects. To begin with, a florescent bulb radiates a UV light that draws in the insects. Next, Ti02 titanium dioxide-coated shell emits CO2, and this is especially effective at attracting mosquitoes. The Dyntrap Insect Trap also incorporates a water tray to draw in the egg-laying bugs. And finally, the rotary fan creates a vacuum that traps the insects in the capture tray. Once trapped, the insects dehydrate and are thus killed.
The Dyntrap Insect Trap has seen mixed reviews amongst buyers so far. Many users experience little to no results with this pest repellermachine. However, it is my opinion that this is a complaint that is easily resolved. You need to allow the electric insect killer some time to actually start showing results. It can take up to a day or two before it actually begins to cause a noticeable decrease in your local insect population, especially if you live in an area with a swamp/ wetland in the vicinity. If you’re hoping to spend some time in the outdoors or host a gathering, switching on the Dyntrap Insect Trap a few minutes in advance will do you no good: you must leave it running for a minimum of 12 hours before you can safely spend an extended period of time outside without all sorts of pesky pests bothering you. It’s a machine, not magic
Another difficulty that some people have faced with the electric insect killer is that the water in the trough evaporates/ dries up quickly. If you’re not keen on having to refill it often, you might see this as a bit of a disadvantage. However, if you’re located someplace that sees a fairly frequent amount of rainfall, that should take care of the issue for you. Other than that, it’s a fairly small inconvenience and given the kind of results you get, I think it’s definitely worth the effort.
Dyna Trap main Features:
- Protects up to 1/2 acre.
- Durable, all-weather construction.
- Pesticide and odor free.
- Whisper quiet operation.
- No zapping or buzzing. No expensive attractant or propane required.
Now, let’s move on to the benefits of using this electric insect killer.
For starters, an UV insect killer is a lot more sanitary, safe and healthy as compared to most traditional bug zappers. No pesticides, fumes or odors are released on to your property, so you don’t have to worry about any harm coming to you or your loved ones.
Secondly, the pole stand makes this insect killer lamp rather easy to use: you can just pick it up and position it wherever you want on your property. My advice would be to keep it at a place where you’ve noticed a lot of bugs frequently, especially if it’s on the outer edges of your property: this way, you can prevent the insects from even coming near your house.
Another advantage of using this electric insect killer is that it doesn’t need an attractant chemical/ product like propane to lure and kill the insects. So, the only thing you need to spend your money on is the machine itself. This is definitely a win as compared to many other insect killers in the market that are essentially useless without the attractant. If you’re looking to save money or you don’t like the idea (and odor) of attractants, I would recommend an electric insect killer like this one.
Watch this video to see how dyna trap works:
WHAT DYNA TRAP CAN CATCH?
Mosquitoes are small midge-like flies. Most are a nuisance because they suck blood from vertebrates, many of them attacking humans. In feeding on blood, various species of mosquitoes transmit some of the most harmful human and livestock diseases. Some authorities argue, accordingly, that mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals on earth.
Types of biting mosquitoes:
Asian Tiger: Located throughout the Southeastern part of the country, but also as far north as Minnesota, this is one of the most dangerous mosquitos. The eggs of the Asian Tiger mosquito can survive harsh winters which increases their potential to carry harmful diseases. The Asian Tiger mosquito is unlike other mosquitoes due to the fact that it is most active from 10am to 3pm not at dusk and dawn.
Aedes Aegypti: Also known as the Yellow Fever Mosquito, this breed is very resilient and does not even need water to lay their eggs. The eggs simply lay dormant until there is rainfall and then they hatch. According to the Center for Disease Control if you were to eliminate all of these mosquitoes, within two weeks after a large rainfall, they could be back to the same population size as before.
Anopheles is the species of mosquitoes that is responsible to for the spread of malaria. These mosquitoes are found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. Even where malaria has been eradicated there is a chance for reintroduction from these mosquitoes.
Culex Quinquefasciatus: Commonly known as the Brown House mosquito. The Brown House Mosquito is a significant domestic pest in urban areas, and will often bite indoors.
While moths themselves do not actually do much damage to plants, the caterpillars that result from their eggs do. They will eat whatever plant they are born on till they run out of food and have to move on to the next one. Similar to other insects the growth rate for the moth population is exponential. One adult moth can produce over 700 eggs. Moths for the most part are nocturnal insects. They use the moon or other bright objects to navigate in a straight line. Since the moon or other faraway objects stay at a relatively constant position the moths are able to keep the same angle and navigate in a straight flight pattern. This is disrupted when they encounter artificial lights and is the reason they often fly in circles around porch lights. There are over 12,000 types of moths in North America alone. The 27 most common moths that the Dynatrap catches are listed below. (Note this is not a comprehensive list just a small sampling of the moths our traps catch)
- Alfalfa looper
- Army cutworm
- Bertha armyworm
- Black or greasy cutworm
- Cabbage looper
- Celery leaf tier
- Celery looper
- Clover cutworm
- Clover looper
- Corn earworm
- Darkside cutworm
- False corn earworm
- Forage looper
- Glassy cutworm
- Grass looper
- Lacanobia fruitworm
- Meal snout caterpillar
- Pickle worm
- Red-backed cutworm
- Soybean looper
- Spotted cutworm
- Stripped cutworm
- Tobacco budworm
- Tomato fruitworm
- True armyworm
- Variegated cutworm
Black flies are a nuisance throughout most of the US and Canada. Black flies will bite just about anything that has blood in them. They do this by finding a host and puncturing the skin. This is why getting bit by one is particularly painful. Different species of black flies prefer to bite certain hosts and are often named after it (i.e. Horsefly, turkey gnat etc). Black flies are able to hatch anywhere that there is moving water. They prefer to bite outdoors and during the day. While insect repellents work well for other biting insects they do not work well against black flies. According to a study conducted by the University of Florida various types of Black Flies are attracted to the chemical DEET, the main repellent of mosquitoes.
Sand Flies /Sand Fleas/Sand Gnat/Chitra
Sand Flies are small biting insects that are often small enough that they cannot be seen a majority of the time. Sand Flies are mainly active in the early morning, dusk and at night. Mid-day temperature are often too warm for the sand fly and it will spend most of the day in a cool and humid resting area. A very popular place for sand flies/fleas to live is right along the waterfront. They often are found in seaweed that is washed up on the shore. Like many other biting insects only the females will bite, since this is required for egg production. Please note that the Sand Fleas mentioned above are not the crustaceans commonly known as Mole or Sand Crabs)
Being less than 1/8 of an inch long these small biting insects are often un-seen before they bite you. They are often invisible to the naked eye if they are not in a large swarm. No-See-Ums tend to be found in shrubs or in dead leafs that are lying on the ground. Walking around these areas and stirring them up often results in individuals getting bitten. These insects often do not fly more than 400 ft from where they are living so getting rid of them in your yard will have a lasting effect. No-See-Ums are attracted to CO2 which makes our traps a very good choice in your fight against these pests.
Horse and Deer flies are a problem throughout North America. They are year round pests in the southern part of the United States and a summer nuisance in most of the northern part of the country. Horse and Deer flies will lie in shady areas under bushes and trees waiting for a host to walk by. While sight is the main attractant they are also attracted to CO2 and other odors. Horse and deer flies produce a painful bite to break through the skin of their victims. These flies like to become active around dawn and at dusk. The main times they are active is for 3 hours after daybreak and for 2 hours before sunset. Other common names for these flies are Bulldog Flies, Clegs, Yellow Flies of the Dismal Swamp, Greenheads, Gad Fly, and Copper Heads.
Asian Lady Beetles
While Asian Beetles were originally introduced as a pest fighting measure they are quickly becoming overwhelming in certain areas of the country. Asian Beetles create a very large nuisance when they find their way into your home in the late fall/winter months and also in the early springtime. When they are killed they release a yellow fluid with a very unpleasant odor from their leg joints. This is a natural defense by the beetle for protection against its natural predators but can create a problem when they are killed inside the home. The fluid may stain walls and fabrics that you have around your house and also leave an unpleasant smell. Asian Beetles are attracted to light and this is the main way to trap Asian Beetles. This makes our indoor traps perfect for capturing Asian Beetles that make their way into your home.
Japanese Beetles are an incredibly devastating insect. They are damaging in both the larva and adult stages of their life. When they are in the larva stage they devastate turf grasses by weakening the root system. Also they cause indirect damage to your yard since animals, such as raccoons, skunks, and birds, will tear up your lawn trying to capture these small grubs. The Japanese beetle’s larva is small white grubs that you can often see in your lawn if you dig up some of the grass. Since the beetle is able to fly in from other areas just eliminating the grubs will not solve your beetle problem.
When the adult beetles emerge they are about 1/2 inch long and are a green color with bronze wings. They will start emerging around June depending on the climate that you live in. Adult beetles feed on over 300 different species of plants. Some of their favorites are Japanese maple, Norway maple, Horse chestnut, American Chestnut, Flowering crabapple, Apple trees, pear trees, plum trees, cherry trees, roses, and American elm trees. They even are known to eat poison ivy.
Adult beetles will start on the top of a plant and work their way downwards devouring leaves, flowers and the fruit of the plant. They are most active on warm, sunny days and prefer to stay warm by eating plants that are in direct sunlight. When the beetles eat they will consume the parts of the leaves between the veins. This gives the leaves a lacelike look. Trees that are victims of beetle attacks will look like they have been burnt in a forest fire. A single beetle by itself will not eat much of the plant but often when there is one beetle there will be many more. This is when a majority of the damage occurs.
Adult Japanese Beetles will lay their eggs in moist, grassy areas in order to ensure the survival of their larva. This will often be irrigated lawns, golf courses, parks and cemeteries. One way to fight the infestation of Japanese Beetles is to stop watering your lawn. However since they have a range of 5-7 miles they often will find your home eventually even if you are not watering. If you notice Japanese Beetles it is important to catch them early, since one beetle will attract many more beetles to the area.
While yellow jackets and wasps can be beneficial in some cases, a majority of the time they are viewed as a nuisance. While they are generally alright when they are located in places you will not be, this is not the case when they are located around the outside of your home or even inside. Yellow Jackets are roughly 12-16mm in length and are easily distinguishable by the yellow and black coloring. If you encounter a yellow jacket nest you will not want to disturb it during the day. Female yellow jackets are extremely aggressive and will sting repeatedly if provoked. This includes anything from swinging at them, inadvertently vibrating their nest, to simply walking too close to the nest. When yellow jackets are smashed and killed they will emit a chemical that is picked up by other yellow jackets in the area. This method of killing yellow jackets will only make the problem worse. To kill yellow jackets you will want to trap them or attack their nest at night when they are dormant.
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