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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

By Jack from WI on 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?
By Dawn - Elite Deals Product Specialist on September 24, 2014

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.

By Andrea from Leesville, LA on September 29, 2014
Approximately how much propane is used during the "average nine" weeks this package is active?
By Jackie Fie from Jefferson, IA on September 29, 2014

We use one tank of propane per month. One Attractant cartridge lasts about 6 weeks.
By Russell Shiebler from New Hampshire on September 30, 2014

You will probably use (3)- 20 lb. tanks of propane.
By Jane from the northwoods of wisconsin on October 5, 2014

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.

By Jay from Hartford, CT on November 3, 2014
What is the difference between the Octenol and Octenol3 attractant?
By Dawn - Elite Deals Product Specialist on November 3, 2014

The 3 only means that this item is a pack of 3.

By Carol from Errol, NH on September 26, 2015
Has anyone ever documented Protocalliphora flies attracted to this product?
By Emily - Elite Deals Product Specialist on September 30, 2015

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.
By Steve from Galveston, Texas on October 1, 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.

By Pam from Massachusetts on January 29, 2013
What attractant is best for New England region?
By Tyler on January 30, 2013

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

By Janet from Muskegon, MI on May 16, 2013
Are these the small rectangular cartridges?
By Tyler on May 17, 2013

Yes, there are three small rectangular cartridges in the box for this Octenol attractant.

Product Reviews
Mosquito Magnet Octenol Biting Insect Attractant 3-pack (fits all models) - OCTENOL3
5 Stars based on 7 Review(s)
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Mosquito Attractant
June 19, 2015
Best Price, fast delivery and Highly recommended!

Batavia, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Product !
May 6, 2015
I bought the Mosquito magnet last year and it's been fantastic. The insect attractant works perfectly!

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

August 13, 2013
I was happy how quickly my order came.

L.I., New York
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Octenol3 -Insect Attractant
July 29, 2013
Seems to do the trick on attracting
works just like it's suppose to work
runs out too fast

Val Cihaski
Wausau, Wisconsin
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

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!
The unit started catching mosquitoes right away! I looked at other possibilities but the mosquito magnet is the best on the market.

Charley Hutchins
Carmel, IN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Mosquito Magnet Octenol
October 5, 2011
Delivered quickly, exactly what I ordered.
It works.

Brockton, MA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

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.
It does exactly what it's supposed to do. Elitedeals availability of product is exceptional.