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The New Generation of Insect Traps

Since we live in Florida, we have to deal with the dreaded BUGS. They are everywhere and of all forms, shapes, and sizes. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to sit outside after dinner but then the mosquitoes end up eating me alive or the gnats swarm us. Let’s not forget the moths and tiny beetle bugs that surround our front door area if the outside light is on. And heaven forbid it rains! It just multiplies them like crazy!

Of course, there are plenty of products out there to help combat those annoying bugs. From insect repellent sprays, insect traps, fly swatters, bug zappers, candles, even home remedies – you can arm yourself and attack back. The fact is there are ways to deal with the bugs.

I personally have never been a fan of insect repellent sprays. They smell funky and I’m not fond of spraying myself down and ending up feeling gross. There are also mosquito bands, or bracelets, that you could wear and they basically repel the mosquitoes. Those work, but they are a one-time use.

Who remembers the blue glow of a bug zapper and that loud electric ZAP when a bug got too close? My idea of enjoying the front or backyard does NOT include that electric ZAP. But what if I told you there are insect traps that don’t make that noise…or next to NO NOISE at all??

The New Generation of Insect Traps

We were introduced to DynaTrap recently and knew we had the perfect spot for one of their insect traps – right in the front of the house. That is where we like to sit most of the time. DynaTrap is a technology-driven indoor/outdoor insect trap that protections against mosquitoes, biting flies, moths, wasps, and more.

DynaTrap relies on UV light and CO2 to mimic human beings and maximize predatory insect attraction, rather than pesticides or harmful sprays. The strong yet silent fan then vacuums the insects into a retaining cage. It’s safe and simple, just plug-and-hang the DynaTrap 24/7 to stop the mosquito life cycle. With no pesticides, chemicals, odors, noise, or hassle; it’s perfect for your backyard. DynaTrap is durable and can be used in all kinds of weather.

The DynaTrap XL is perfect for us since we have a very large front and backyard. The XL covers up to 1 acre.

The New Generation of Insect Traps

DynaTrap 3-Way Insect Protection:

  1. UV fluorescent bulb generates a warm light, attracting insects
  2. An exclusive Ti02 titanium dioxide-coated surface produces CO2 (the same gas we emit when we exhale) that’s irresistible to mosquitoes
  3. A powerful, yet whisper-quiet vacuum fan sucks insects into the retaining cage where they dehydrate and die

What Types of Insects Does The DynaTrap Catch?

  • Mosquitoes
  • Moths
  • Gypsy Moths
  • Black Flies
  • No-See-Ums
  • Sand Flies (Sand Fleas, Sand Gnats, Chitra)
  • Horse/Deer Flies
  • Asian Lady Beetles
  • Japanese Beetles
  • Wasps/Yellow Jackets
  • & More!

When our DynaTrap XL arrived, we had to assemble it. It wasn’t hard at all and was ready to hang outside within a few minutes. We already had an old plant hook hanging outside in the front so we just hooked the DynaTrap on it and plugged it in. Since there are no outlets in our front area, hubs had to run an extension cord but he tried to hide it the best he could.

According to DynaTrap, it should take about 7-10 days to really start to collect insects. You should keep the trap running 24/7. Ours was already catching moths within ONE DAY. ONE. By the end of a week, the trap was filling up fast with moths, mosquitoes, little beetle bugs, wasps, and flies!

The New Generation of Insect Traps

When Will You See Results?

  • Week 1 – Noticeable Reduction
  • Week 3 – Significant Decrease
  • Week 6 – Mosquito Life Cycle Broken

The soft UV light is just bright enough to not need our outside light on, which is great since you should not have any competing lights near the DynaTrap. I can now sit outside with the hubs while he has a smoke and not have to keep swatting the bugs away. I love it! It is recommended to replace the bulbs after 3000 hours (4 months).

The New Generation of Insect Traps


It is recommended to clean out your DynaTrap at least once a week. A small cleaning brush was included with ours. Taking it apart to clean is as simple as it was to assemble it in the first place. The only thing is that there will still be some live insects in there so I suggest cleaning and dumping the trap out away from anyone else.

This image is during our first cleaning after 2 weeks of use. It’s not the best image, but it’s hard to stay still while moths are flying at your face: 

The New Generation of Insect Traps

While cleaning the DynaTrap, we realized that we need to move it from our original spot in the front of the house to another spot on the side. We are still trying to figure out where exactly, but that is one thing you may find out if you decide to purchase one yourself. It is recommended to place the DynaTrap 20 – 40 feet away from where you will be sitting.

Style Options

DynaTrap has many options when it comes to the type and style of outdoor insect traps. Yes, I said STYLE. There are decorative ones as well! You can choose from hanging traps, tabletop, and stands. There are even indoor insect traps – hanging, table top, plug-ins, and even a Dynazap – the beefed up, high-tech fly swatter!

To find out more about how DynaTrap works, you can visit their website to watch a video. You can find DynaTrap products on their website as well as these retailers near you.

When it comes to insects, we can all agree that they can be super annoying. What kind of insects would you want to use the DynaTrap for?


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Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

8 thoughts on “The New Generation of Insect Traps

  • There are several types of models. This model is designed to trap insects in a number of ways and you’ll have the ability to position the trap at the ideal place in the yard using the pole stand. If you are checking at using it outdoors, you have to ensure the model you buy was made to resist inclement weather. There are a few DynaTrap models which have a built-in moat.

  • Rosey

    Hokey smokes you got a ton of bus in there. Florida does have a lot of icky buggies, anything that helps rocks in my book.

  • We use these when we’re hanging out on the patio. They work really well and I like how easy they are to set up!

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    We get a lot of mosquitoes in the summer and all sorts of other bugs too. This would be perfect for our backyard patio. I will be checking out this Dyna Trap and see which model would work best for us.

  • That is much different than the insect traps I used to have outside, I think we called them Bug Zappers. They were loud and one time I had to save a Lunar moth from it (super large lunar moth).

  • The bugs have been absolutely terrible this year! I keep reading such awesome things about DynaTrap. I may need one for my yard!

  • DynaTrap 3-Way Insect Protection is something that I want to buy to serve as an insect trap at home. I really need to want one. This one is worth investing. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • Very informative and great blog. Thank you for sharing it.


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