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DynaTrap Flying Insect Trap Tames the Outdoors

The DynaTrap® insect trap gave my backyard back to me. That's quite a claim, I know. My backyard was unusable when the sun went down. My tropical oasis was too hospitable to palmetto bugs, mosquitos, beetles, moths, and caterpillars. Frogs came to eat the bugs, but they left a bigger mess on my patio. I felt my home was under attack when frogs landed on my doors and windows.

Don't let bugs ruin your outdoor party season


We host outdoor parties all year long in Florida. The outdoor season is from late May to Labor Day for much of the US. You can't afford to let bugs keep you inside or ruin your summer party plans. DynaTrap® insect control is the first piece of equipment I recommend to all my friends for making the backyard liveable after dark.

DynaTrap® captures mosquitoes, biting flies, house flies, sand flies, moths, no-see-ums, June beetles, wasps, yellow jackets, stink bugs, and gnats. It is not designed to catch honeybees, ladybugs, or other beneficial insects.

I bought my first DynaTrap® in 2018. That was the first summer we could sit out on the covered patio after dark without constantly being eaten by mosquitos. The only routine maintenance was emptying the bottom bug catcher every week. This year, I bought another updated DynaTrap® to include the pool deck in the protected area. Both insect traps run year-round in Florida and, so far, are no trouble. The iron shepherd's hooks that support them will require maintenance first.

DynaTrap® operates on the standard household electric currency. The UV light and fan cost use 15w-24w of power every day or approximately $2.00 per month when running 24/7. An electric bug zapper uses upwards of 100w of energy per day and adds about $6.00 to the monthly electric bill.

Proper DynaTrap® Deployment



The DynaTrap® does require proper setup. It takes six weeks for the trap to interrupt the normal breeding cycle of most pests. Follow the appropriate deployment and be patient. You will notice a difference immediately in the pest population and feel the full impact by July 4th.

The DynaTrap® attracts bugs to the unit using light and carbon dioxide gas (CO2), like humans exhale. Insects approach the trap, and a suction fan pulls them into the catch basin. The manufacturer recommends replacing the UV light every four months. Replacement lights are available on the website. I change mine once in the Spring, and it seems to be okay here in Florida.

The DynaTrap® units attract bugs to the trap. Other bug zappers clear a radius around themselves. The instructions for DynaTrap® recommend you set up the device 20 to 30 feet from the protected area. This is important! If you set up the DynaTrap® next to your entertainment zone, you will attract insects to your seating area.

I separated my DynaTrap® units diagonally across my yard to protect my undercover patio area and the pool deck seating. I have a 20x20-foot patio adjacent to the house. Half of the patio is under the roofline without screens, and the rest abuts the 40-foot pool area. A large fountain and a birdbath in the yard provide potential breeding grounds for pests and mosquitos. I considered filling the fountain with dirt and plants before purchasing the DynaTrap®. Now I'm glad I waited.

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