The Mosquito Magnet Patriot is easy to use. Just plug it in, push the button, relax and enjoy your yard! The provided 50-foot, 12V power cord allows placement away from the family area yet near the mosquitoes' breeding and resting areas. Lawn clips are provided to help secure the power cord. Through proper placement upwind, the biting insects will be drawn to the trap, thereby reducing the chances of you becoming their target. The heavy-duty plastic and marine grade metals make it ideal for harsh environments. The enhanced Mosquito Magnet Patriot has been designed for the homeowner who needs to protect up to a 1 acre area. For optimal results, run your trap 24 hours a day in order to break the mosquitoes' breeding cycle. Your trap will begin working immediately with noticeable results in 7-10 days. Allow 4 weeks to see significant results. As with the other Mosquito Magnet traps, the Patriot uses our patented Counterflow Technology. This technology allows the trap to emit a precise plume of CO2, heat, and moisture that attracts the biting insects to the trap, while simultaneously vacuuming them into a net where they dehydrate and die within 24 hours. The Mosquito Magnet mimics a large mammal by emitting a plume of carbon dioxide, heat and moisture, which when combined with an additional attractant, Octenol or Lurex3, becomes irresistible to mosquitoes, no-see-ums, biting midges, black flies and more. By using one of these approved Mosquito Magnet attractants, you will be able to increase your catch rate up to 10X.