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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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
THEY DO NOT WORK - every "professional" review on the internet is a fake from the company.
Here is an example: [...]
Notice that ONLY the MEGA TRAPS are highly rated. But if you carefully notice the ratings, they are not even consistent with each other. The ALPHA model (smallest) has a higher operating cost than the ULTRA. And none of the other CO2 models scored anything, yet CO2 is the best attractant on the market - and the ALPHA / ULTRA models don't even use CO2!
DO NOT FALL for these scams and spend your hard earned money. I finally ended up buying a mosquito fogger at a local home improvement store and I can go two weeks without having ONE BITE with each treatment. Best option yet and very affordable!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A friend of mine had 2 of these. One of the units was defective (fan worked intermittently), so the company sent him a new one. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by Tyler Durden
I've found our several-years-old Megacatch traps both moths and mosquitos, even without the octagenol insert. Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by 1/2 Canadian
I bought the Mega-Catch Ultra (MCU) off the Costco website and have used it for the past 5 seasons. Here's my experience. Read morePublished on July 10, 2011 by flybiz
It works here in Massachusetts. The first summer at our current house the mosquitoes were on us pretty quickly in the evenings. Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by Damon
I do find it pretty amazing the difference in the reviews. We've had ours for a few years, and while it doesn't eliminate every single mosquito, it has done a good job for us. Read morePublished on May 26, 2011 by T. Shannon
It's amazing the difference in reviews! I couldn't go in my backyard without being swarmed with mosquito's before I hooked this up. Read morePublished on April 4, 2011 by Ken N. Ihrig
This product does not work. They charged me $30 for shipping and after trying to ship back and pay their restocking fee I will end up with less than 25% of my original payment. Read morePublished on August 26, 2010 by Douglas Pacella
We were a bit skeptical before buying and given the mixed reviews, but bugs were swarming in our courtyard and we were desperate. Read morePublished on June 19, 2010 by R. Phillips
I've seen some of the negative reviews here and I have to say this model worked very well for us but unfortunately it broke but we were able to return it to Hammacher Schlemmer for... Read morePublished on February 25, 2010 by Gale