The 9 Best Dynatrap Insect Traps
This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in January of 2020. The Dynatrap brand offers insect catchers that are odorless and free of chemicals and pesticides to kill mosquitoes, flies, and other flying pests. These stylish devices coordinate well with indoor and outdoor furnishings and are effective in areas from 300 square feet up to an acre. More importantly, they work efficiently, are easy to maintain and are safe for use in homes with children and pets. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
June 25, 2021:
These relatively fancy mosquito traps use harmless carbon dioxide to mimic human breath and keep flying disease vectors away from you and your family when outdoors. Out of all their high-quality, high-tech mosquito traps, the DT150 Ultralight is the only one that offers notably inconsistent quality control. We've stopped recommending that particular model, simply because there are better options to choose from at similar prices, the DT2000XLP XL being the best-performing of all.
February 29, 2020:
DynaTrap devices release small doses of carbon dioxide, which is not harmful to humans. To flying insects; however, the scent is similar to human breath. For this reason, the manufacturer recommends keeping the traps at least 20 feet away from your sitting area. Otherwise, mosquitoes, flies, and other pests will be more likely to take the path that leads to you. And although Dynatraps are safe for use in homes with kids and pets, it is best to keep them out of reach.
For indoor use, DynaTrap offers the DT3012 Indoor Wall Mount and the DT3019 Plug-In. Both of these units use glue boards to trap insects but only provide a limited shield of protection. Outdoor models offer more coverage. The DT2000XLP XL and the DT1775 Atratakta Glo, for example, lure and kill mosquitoes up to an acre of land.
The devices start working the moment they are plugged in, but it can take three to six weeks to notice a real impact and disrupt the breeding cycle.
Dynatrap DT0500 The Dynatrap DT0500 promises to cover a 1250 square foot area indoors. However, users claim it is more effective catching moths and gnats than mosquitoes. So, if getting rid of biting insects is your primary concern, you may want to try another model. dynatrap.com/