The location of your mosquito trap is critical to it’s performance. Place the trap as far away from people (20-30 ft) and as close to the mosquito source as possible – attract them to the Trap and not to you.
USDA research entomologist Dr Dan Kline, who regularly tests and conducts studies on traps, cites operator error as a major contributor to impaired mosquito trap performance.
“It’s important that people read and follow the owner’s manual.” says Kline “Trap Placement is a big issue – you need to keep the trap out of the immediate area where people gather, and try to put it between the people and the source of the mosquitoes.”
“Another common problem is that consumers sometimes use the traps only during outdoor activities, rather than running them continuously during warm weather, as manufacturers recommend.”
Amazon customer Ryan Thomas worked that one out!
“This mosquito trap works PERFECTLY fine if you know what you’re doing. Since most of us on Amazon are American (I don’t wanna dis anybody, in-fact I LOVE Russia), the American instinct is to throw away the instructions, and learn from personal experience. Unfortunately, that is why a lot of things don’t work for us. IF YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS, this is the awesomest mosquito trap EVER. If you don’t then you’re missing out on a lot of information. The instructions tell you the best place for your trap, so if you don’t listen, you’ll just be guessing blind.
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!! ALL OF YOUR MOSQUITO TRAP ISSUES WILL BE SOLVED!!!!”