Over the past few years, we’ve had a growing threat here at Rock Father HQ, an enemy whose numbers have been increasing, all while the usual tactics of combat have been proving ineffective as our adversary has evolved. These bloodsucking beasts are, of course, mosquitoes, and their presence truly has increased to nearly-unbearable numbers at times, managing to be “vampires of fun” – sucking the enjoyment out of our all-too-short summer season here in Illinois. I’ve tried everything, as have my neighbors and the county. As the mosquitoes locally have brought with them greater threats like West Nile and now the infamous Zika Virus, protecting our children has become something of paramount importance, and there is no single solution, but with the right combination of weapons in our fight, we’re finally making progress. This year, we’ve added an impressive new tool to our arsenal in the form of the DynaTrap XL – a cutting edge tool in our war against mosquitoes and other flying pests. With no chemicals and no propane, we’ve had our DynaTrap XL installed since early May, simply plugged-in and running 24/7 to help in the fight, and it’s been working – an impressive feat, considering how many other options I’ve tried that have failed.
With 3-way protection, first a UV fluorescent bulb generates a warm light, attracting insects to the DynaTrap. Then a second lure, an exclusive Ti02 titanium dioxide-coated surface, produces CO2 (the same gas we emit when we exhale) that’s irresistible to mosquitos. Third, a powerful, yet whisper-quiet vacuum fan sucks insects into the retaining cage where they dehydrate and die. I simply empty the trap at least once a week to see the results… and the results show. Look at how many bugs were caught in just the first two days!
Wanna see it in action? Check out the video below for an even fresher batch of bugs – including THOUSANDS of mosquitoes! Even our neighbors commented that they think “that machine is working,” as they’ve been able to spend more time outside of their screen enclosure this month.
Over the past few weeks, I feel our DynaTrap has made life in the backyard more enjoyable, from our Movie Nights Under the Stars, to the girls simply taking a run through the sprinkler, things are much more pleasant.
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