5 Best Mosquito Traps of 2021
Summer is all fun and games until your entire body itches from mosquito bites. But don’t worry because there’s an easy solution to that problem. For those that don’t know, mosquito traps do exactly as they say: trap mosquitos and well, eventually kill them too. The way they work is as follows: The traps send out CO2 signals (these signals sound like the exhaling of an animal), tricking the mosquitos and directing them towards the trap. Because CO2 signals are signals mosquitos use to find their prey, it doesn’t take much time for them to gravitate towards the trap and eventually disintegrate. If you’re wondering what makes them disintegrate, it’s either the adhesive glue, electric zap, dehydration, or drowning that the specific device contains. Put more simply, these traps act as animals in order to attract mosquitos and kill them.
Quick disclaimer: Though these traps are efficient, they will not eliminate every mosquito out there. However, they do make a significant difference. My suggestion to you: place the trap in the area you sit/lay in most and don’t be afraid to add more than one. Additionally, I recommend you start putting your device or papers out at the beginning of seasons to avoid pests from multiplying.
Best Overall: DynaTrap DT1050-TUN Insect and Mosquito Trap Twist On/Off, 1/2 Acre, Tungsten
If you’re looking for a trap that’ll cover both large indoor and outdoor spaces, this is your best bet. Additionally, this device offers what they call a “3 way protection.” The first and second way is through a UV light and CO2 signal to grab their attention, and the third way is through a fan that sucks them in and…you guessed it, kills them. Because the device is non-toxic, it’s fine to be around children and pets. It should take about 6 weeks post buying and using the device to break the breeding cycle.
Best Outdoor Trap: Flowtron BK-15D Electronic Insect Killer, 1/2 Acre Coverage
The one thing that separates a good outdoor trap from a bad one is whether or not it works from a distance. This one can expand out to a half-acre radius and is environmentally friendly as it lacks glue, propane, and pesticides. There are also several positive reviews written on this product in case you need some more convincing!
Best Indoor Trap: Neatmaster Ultrasonic Pest Repeller Electronic Plug in Indoor Pest Repellent
For only $26, you can purchase this top of the line micro-chip technology 3 mode indoor trap (green = small infestation, blue = moderate, & red = large infestation) and place it any room you’d like. According to the reviews, it recommends to put one in each infested room.
Best Portable Trap: Katchy Indoor Fly Trap - Catcher & Killer
Weighing only 1.5 pounds, this portable trap kills mosquitos, fire flies, moths, etc. It works as follows: It’s got a UV light to attract the bugs, a fan to suck them in, and a glue to trap them at the bottom. And yes, this works much better than a citronella candle!
Best Paper: Kensizer 30-Pack Yellow Sticky Gnat Traps Killer for Indoor/Outdoor
These are probably your most affordable bet. They are also non-toxic, dual-sided, waterproof, UV-resistant, long lasting and environmentally friendly. For only $2 per sheet, you can hang these papers both indoors and outdoors onto any wall/surface and you can leave them outside for a while. It’s recommended to hang the papers during the start of seasons to avoid pests from multiplying.