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#1 ER Pemberton

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:14 AM

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Most of the reviews are very positive. The negative reviews seem to revolve around how long the bulbs last or their replacement cost. I read the reviews for various models but the one I linked to is the one I would get for my sized yard. With all of this rain, I may need a weapon to enjoy the backyard this summer.  The light is supposed to attract them but it also produces CO2 which also attract the bugs.  Then a fan pulls them down into the trap.  Sounds sinister.  And excellent.  



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:23 AM

Does it use a 30 foot wall of fire and time dilation equipment? Is the plutonium included?


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:24 AM

Wow that looks pretty awesome

I hate mosquitoes

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:36 AM

Wow that looks pretty awesome

I hate mosquitoes

Many of the reviews mention that it catches A LOT of bugs... mostly mosquitoes but the occasional moth and fly.  Some people said they were concerned that it might catch bees or lightning bugs but apparently that is not the case.  Anything that works is okay with me.  Someone also mentioned that you put it somewhere in the yard that is away from you... you want to attract them to the trap, not to you.  I will probably order one but was curious if anyone else has seen it in action.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:37 AM

I have a similar one, not the exact same model but same idea. It seems to work pretty well.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:46 AM

Many of the reviews mention that it catches A LOT of bugs... mostly mosquitoes but the occasional moth and fly.  Some people said they were concerned that it might catch bees or lightning bugs but apparently that is not the case.  Anything that works is okay with me.  Someone also mentioned that you put it somewhere in the yard that is away from you... you want to attract them to the trap, not to you.  I will probably order one but was curious if anyone else has seen it in action.

Bro, do you stay drier behind a flood wall or by standing next to a storm drain?


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:15 AM

My wife is going to use some credit card points on one of these. We shall see

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:17 AM

I have a large one. It does seem to help. Gets more moths than anything, but definitely a lot of skeeters.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:19 AM

I have a large one. It does seem to help. Gets more moths than anything, but definitely a lot of skeeters.

Can it make the difference between being able to sit outside at dusk and having to scoot inside?  It seems like we'll have people over, hang out, eat & drink and as soon as the sun is down everyone complains about mosquitoes and inside we go.  If this guy would help us stay outside, I'm down.  



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:21 AM

That was our goal as well. I do think it made the difference, but don't have controlled data. Lots of dead bugs in 2 years though.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:29 AM

How long do the bulbs last? Do you just turn it on when you’re outside?

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:35 AM

How long do the bulbs last? Do you just turn it on when you’re outside?


I keep it on all the time. I've replaced bulbs once since I got it. Not because they went out or anything, but because the wife had read somewhere that effectivity can degrade over time, and spending $9 seemed easier than going to research it.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:36 AM

Cool, thanks!

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:40 AM

Someone mentioned that the bulbs only last "1 season" and that replacing them is at "great expense".  I'm willing to spend $9 a year if that's what it takes.  I'm going to try to hang it somewhere close to the one outlet I have on the patio and hope that does the trick & hope it's not too close to where we typically sit.  



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:14 PM

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:54 PM

I've been thinking about one of these or a thermacell?
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Posted 17 May 2019 - 12:48 PM

Impulse buy! Just got back from Sam's and they had these sitting by the entrance for $90. Going to set it up here soon.
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#18 Julius H Gardetto

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:48 PM

I dig my therma cell.
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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:08 PM

I dig my therma cell.

 

love my thermacell.

 

 

I saw a dynatrap at costco today for 69.00, almost bought it


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:11 PM

We have one. Haven't tried it yet as the snow up north just finished melting last week.
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