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Mosquito Magnet Octenol Biting Insect Attractant 3-pack (fits all models) - OCTENOL3

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Octenol itself is a naturally occurring by-product that comes from plants and some animals (especially oxen and cows, which ingest a lot of vegetable matter) in the forms of pheromones and kairomones. Octenol in this form is intended as an additional insect attractant for use with any model of Mosquito Magnet mosquito trap.

Measurable Difference

The addition of octenol can make a big difference in your insect control efforts, as studies have shown that octenol, when used in conjunction with the carbon dioxide your Mosquito Magnet already produces, is highly attractive to many species of mosquitoes, no-see-ums, and biting midges. Research from American Biophysics even suggests that the combination of carbon dioxide and octenol can increase your trap's catch rates of no-see-ums by 3 to 4 times. Other biting insects are also drawn to this attractant, of course, which can really make a difference in the overall population in your surrounding area as you continue to use the trap.

The octenol you'll receive comes in the form of three packets with peel-off tops. One of these tops at a time is then inserted into the Mosquito Magnet. It is recommended that the packet be replaced about every three weeks, so the set of three packets should last about nine weeks. Over the course of those nine weeks, many owners find that they've significantly decreased the number of winged predators in their intended area and have really given their Mosquito Magnet traps a leg up in the fight against annoying pests.

  • Set of three Octenol biting insect attractant packets
  • EPA registered secondary attractant
  • Works with every model of Mosquito Magnet mosquito trap
  • Simple to insert
  • Increases catch rates up to 10 times!
  • Can increase overall catch rates when used in conjunction with the CO2 the trap already produces
  • Recommended attractant for those who live in northern and coastal regions
  • Attracts most mosquito species, including salt marsh, as well as no-see-ums and black flies
  • Each packet lasts roughly three weeks before beginning to lose its efficacy
  • Replace every 21 days
Manufacturer: Mosquito Magnet
Part Number: OCTENOL3
Elite Deals Item Number: MMG-OCT3
UPC: 686513051007

6 Questions & 10 Answers
from Errol, NH asked:
September 26, 2015
Has anyone ever documented Protocalliphora flies attracted to this product?
2 Answers
Thank you for your inquiry. The Mosquito Magnet attracts and captures mosquitoes, black flies, no see-ums, and midges. The Protocalliphora or blow flies are not attracted to the lure used in the Mosnquito Magnet system.
Submitted by: Emily - Elite Deals Product Specialist on September 30, 2015
No. Blow flies are not significantly attracted to this product. Octenol mimics the chemicals and odors associated with human skin--and it works incredibly well when used to attract mosquitoes to the suction intake of the Mosquito Magnet. I have operated a Mosquito Magnet for several years on Galveston island, and while I have seen it catch an amazing amount of mosquitos of all types, I have never seen it catch a single Blow-fly.
Submitted by: Steve on October 1, 2015 from Galveston, Texas

from Hartford, CT asked:
November 3, 2014
What is the difference between the Octenol and Octenol3 attractant?
1 Answer
The 3 only means that this item is a pack of 3.
Submitted by: Dawn - Elite Deals Product Specialist on November 3, 2014

from Leesville, LA asked:
September 29, 2014
Approximately how much propane is used during the "average nine" weeks this package is active?
4 Answers
Mosquito Magnet traps operate on a 21 day cycle. Every 21 days (or three weeks) the LP tank should be swapped out and the attractant should be replaced. This three pack of Octenol will last nine weeks or the span of three 20 pound LP cylinders.
Submitted by: Kevin - Elite Deals Product Specialist on September 29, 2014
We use one tank of propane per month. One Attractant cartridge lasts about 6 weeks.
Submitted by: Jackie Fie on September 29, 2014 from Jefferson, IA
You will probably use (3)- 20 lb. tanks of propane.
Submitted by: Russell Shiebler on September 30, 2014 from New Hampshire
I go through a 20 lb. cylinder approx. every three weeks. Not exactly cheap to run, but worth it !!! No mosquitos within 100 feet of the house, and we have a half acre pond in our yard.
Submitted by: Jane on October 5, 2014 from the northwoods of wisconsin

from WI asked:
September 23, 2014
I would like to know if you can store the packages of Octenol in places where the temperatures drop below freezing or will this harm the product?
1 Answer
While the information doesn't give an exact temperature range, it does say to store it in a cool, dry place. Freezing temperatures may cause condensation to form when the temperature rises. We would advise storing it in a more temperature controlled environment such as in indoor storage room.
Submitted by: Dawn - Elite Deals Product Specialist on September 24, 2014

from Muskegon, MI asked:
May 16, 2013
Are these the small rectangular cartridges?
1 Answer
Yes, there are three small rectangular cartridges in the box for this Octenol attractant.
Submitted by: Tyler on May 17, 2013

from Massachusetts asked:
January 29, 2013
What attractant is best for New England region?
1 Answer
The manufacturer does recommend using this Octenol in your area. To see a coverage map, please see the link below: Mosquito Magnet Attractants - Octenol & Lurex
Submitted by: Tyler on January 30, 2013

Product Reviews
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100% Recommend this product (8 of 8 responses)
By Ronald
Syracuse, NE
Mosquito Magnet
July 24, 2017
Works great.
By Ken
Mosquito Attractant
June 19, 2015
Best Price, fast delivery and Highly recommended!
By Mark
Batavia, NY
Great Product !
May 6, 2015
I bought the Mosquito magnet last year and it's been fantastic. The insect attractant works perfectly!
By Cheryl
August 13, 2013
I was happy how quickly my order came.
By Lou
L.I., New York
Octenol3 -Insect Attractant
July 29, 2013
Seems to do the trick on attracting
Prosworks just like it's suppose to work
Consruns out too fast
By Val C.
Wausau, Wisconsin
Mosquito Magnet
July 23, 2013
I purchased a mosquito magnet and the first one came damaged. Elite Deals shipped a replacement right away. Great customer service!
ProsThe unit started catching mosquitoes right away! I looked at other possibilities but the mosquito magnet is the best on the market.
By Charley H.
Carmel, IN
Mosquito Magnet Octenol
October 5, 2011
Delivered quickly, exactly what I ordered.
ProsIt works.
By SteveM
Brockton, MA
Where mosquitoes come to die
June 15, 2011
I hate mosquitoes and every year since I purchased a mosquito magnet I only see them on other people's property. This is very effective at attracting them to my magnet. Elite deals has the best prices and super fast delivery.
ProsIt does exactly what it's supposed to do. Elitedeals availability of product is exceptional.