We recently moved to our new home in a great suburban Texas neighborhood with lots of new construction. There is still a lot of open land around us. That means we have plenty of annoying insects to deal with, especially in the heat of the summer. Evenings are the worst for us when the mosquitoes come out for a snack.
We have a fire pit that keeps the bugs at bay in the cooler months. But, it is just too hot in the summer to fire that up. We do like spending time outdoors. So, we decided to give the DynaTrap DT2000XLP bug trap a try in our yard. It claims to protect up to 1 acre of property. That seemed to be exactly what we were looking for.
Why the DynaTrap DT2000XLP?
What first attracted us to this model of trap was that there was no need for chemicals or propane and no zapping or buzzing noises. I am not a fan of smelling chemicals or hearing bugs being killed. This particular insect trap has 3-way protection: A UV fluorescent bulb generates a warm light to attract the insects; A Ti02 titanium dioxide-coated surface produces CO2 that is irresistible to mosquitoes; A super quiet vacuum fan sucks the insects into a retaining cage where they are dehydrated.
The DynaTrap comes with a 110 V 7 ft. cord, a UV Bulb rated for 3,000 hours, a bug trap, a cleaning brush, and a screwdriver. Replacement bulbs and an owner’s manual are available on the manufacturer’s website.
Does it Work?
This particular trap is pretty big, measuring 13” x 20”. That size trap can attract a lot of bugs. I like that it is designed to catch and kill mosquitoes, biting flies, Asian beetles, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, moths, and stink bugs.
So far, it seems to work really well. My girls do not enjoy being eaten alive by flying insects in the heat of the summer.