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Mega-Catch Premier Mosquito Trap (MCP800)


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  • Maximum range of 120 feet, protecting up to 1 acre of land
  • Multiple settings
  • Heavy duty weather proof casing
  • 12 volt operation
  • Unit measures 10 1/2 x 12 x 15", weighs 10 1/2 lbs.

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 14.5 x 22 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 23 pounds
  • ASIN: B0009E2QRC
  • Item model number: Mega-Catch PREMIER MCP800
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,271,889 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Get rid of unwanted guests at your backyard party with the Mega-Catch Mosquito Trap! SAVE BIG! Stop the buzz, buzz, slap, slap... at your next outdoor gathering and you'll be a happier camper. Not only are the little sharp-snouted hellions a bother, they're also carriers of diseases such as West Nile Virus. The Mega-Catch uses sophisticated technology to fake out the sensory signals of the tiny winged critters including no-see-ums and flies. The whopping cash savings due to a terrific Close-Out buy won't bite your budget. Tidbits: Unlike other traps, it uses no flammable liquids like propane; Plugs into any main outlet with its 60' extension cord; Programmable timer; Durable all-weather casing locks for child safety; Liquid catch container; Standard catch bag; 1 octenol lure; External skirt; 110 / 12V transformer; 40" stand; Effective up to 1 1/2 acres; U.S.D.A. tested; As featured on The Early Show on CBS! Unit measures 10 1/2 x 12 x 15", weighs 10 1/2 lbs. Rid your yard of the wee biting buzzards today! Mega-Catch Mosquito Trap

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Any review with more than 2 stars is a fake!
theriault3
Plus, we still end up swatting plenty of them every evening, so we still can't sit on the patio at day's end or finish up yardwork late without that problem.
1/2 Canadian
Without the octenol lure, the adult mosquito catch was ZERO (although the moth haul was huge).
R. Latker

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161 of 164 people found the following review helpful By R. Latker on September 6, 2008
This trap does not use CO2 --- a proven attractant -- to lure mosquitoes. It instead uses an ultra-violet bulb reflecting off a foil surface.

A very appealing idea, because you dispense with the expense and hassle of setting up gas canisters.

Alas, it is way too good to be true. Desparate for a solution and lacking a local source of propane, I was ready to believe the carefully crafted Internet marketing material that appears everywhere in connection with this trap. Don't make the same mistake.

Mosquitoes are *not* attracted to light (although a few species will look for a lighted surface to land on for the first day or two after the larval stage, when they are not biting anyway). After weeks of searching, the only source I could find claiming that light attracts adult female mosquitoes -- the ones that bite -- is the "independent" scientist Megacatch quotes on its site to sell these traps. That person has ignored my emails.

We carefully tested this trap over four weeks in a subtropical forest in Hong Kong, which has a climate and mosquito complement similar to that found in Florida or Alabama. We have at least seven distinct species in our yard, including varieties of Aedes and Bengalensus and Sinensis. There are probably a dozen more species I've yet to trap and analyze. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of mosquitoes swarm the property every evening, with Culex coming out during the day.

Without the octenol lure, the adult mosquito catch was ZERO (although the moth haul was huge). There was a marginal haul of five or six mosquitoes per day with the octenol lure, fewer than I can kill with my bare hands in just a minute or two. All the mosquitoes trapped so far have been Culex --- large striped, very aggressive day biters.
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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Phil on June 4, 2006
Couldn't even go in my yard without putting repellant on - otherwise would be swarmed. I thoroughly investigated a mosquito removal device. The other brand propane devices seem to have a high malfunction rate and I really didn't want to have to use propane - especially since those devices use a tank a month. Bought the Mega-Catch on eBay because you can get it a lot cheaper there. Simple setup up and operation and no propane required. Nice timer for easy programming. Can catch in a mesh or a provided cup that you add water and some dish detergent. I use the cup and a teaspoon of sugar. The plastic door where the net or cup go is a bit tight and hard to close all the way so I just close it as much as I can and leave it since there is a skirt with a velcro strip that covers the door area anyway. There is a slot for octanol strips and other brands will fit there too. After the first night, caught hundreds of mosquitos. Since then, I have caught thousands. I can now be in my yard with no mosquitos bothering me.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Helmut Schwarzer on August 2, 2008
There's a part of me who wants to believe that this is a con job, firmly anchored in the bad old snake oil tradition of selling you the proverbial bill of goods. There's the other part of me who balks at believing that the 13 out of 20 reviewers who gave it 5 stars should all be in the paid services of the manufacturer/distributor or seller. But my experience has been that during three summers this trap has proven to be utterly useless. I strictly followed all instructions, tried various locations around the deck, tried with and w/o the Octenol Fragrance Strip, tried all other user recommendations on and off websites. The results were zilch. Moths is just about the only insects it caught regularly. I caught more mosquitoes with my bare hands than I ever found in the catchpot. I live in a wooded area in NH. If for some reason the NH mosquito population should be immune to the Mega-Catch, then the trap ought to come with the appropriate manufacturer's warning.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Philip S. Parker on July 17, 2009
I bought the MegaCatch Premier last year. I hate mosquitoes biting my little 2- and 5-yr-old daughters, not to mention myself. Placed the trap in a prime location where I get bit nonstop when working in the yard. Nothing. Nada. Nil. Attracts mosquitoes??? Yeah right!! What a piece of junk!! I wholeheartedly agree with the other negative reviewers. This machine is a big scam. I cannot believe that other people, using the same type of machine, have had such great results. I will believe it when I see it. Used for 1 month last summer, 2 weeks this summer. NOT ONE, NOT A SINGLE ONE mosquito caught!! Used the octenol lure, too. No improvement. But it did catch a slew of little white moths. Great. Just what I needed, a bunch of dessicated little white moths. What a rip. I am also going to complain to the BBB and whoever else will listen. These people, and other bogus mosquito trap vendors, need to be stopped. I am amazed that they are able to peddle this crap with apparently no consequences.
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66 of 79 people found the following review helpful By C.R.Bradbury on May 14, 2005
Prospective buyers should be aware that what is being offered for sale is a 2003 model Mega-Catch Premier trap. It performs very well but has been superceded by the 2005 Mega-Catch MCP 400 Premier trap which is an improved model. For further details see [...]
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Riediger on June 19, 2006
I tried two models of the Mosquito Magnet as well as the Mosquito Deleto by Coleman. I know people who've had great success with the Mosquito Magnet in other parts of the country, but here in Georgia, none of the above machines caught more than two or three mosquitos a day, despite the fact that I repositioned the units all over my property per their tech support, and ran through whole tanks of propane. The Mega Catch was my last hope.

I set the Mega-Catch up yesterday, and within about 30 hours, I had a decent number of mosquitos in the liquid catch container. I estimate that I caught 50-75 mosquitos without using the octenol lure (The Mosquito Magnet people say some mosquitos are actually repelled by octenol, so initially I'm trying the Mega Catch out without the octenol). I figure that's a decent catch rate for my first placement of the machine, and it being early in the mosquito season here.

There were some other bugs caught, and I may try the unit without the blacklight, which the package suggests you do if you're catching too many moths. The trap can also be programmed to turn on and off, so if the type of mosquitos in your area are day feeders, this might be a way to avoid clogging your machine with moths at night.

The unit comes with a stand to hang it from, but I hung mine from a tree branch, anticipating that the machine wouldn't work, and I'd have to disassemble the stand to ship back. The unit's pretty light, so I just used a piece of string.

I'm very happy that I have something that works. There are a lot of different kinds of mosquitos, and they all behave differently and respond to different kinds of lures. Where you live does seem to matter, and the Mega Catch is the only machine that seems to work here in the Atlanta area.
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