17. I saw a 795 machine shaped like a cylinder and a $1,300 propane mosquito catcher mounted on a barbecue grill. Both claim they will clear an acre of mosquitoes in several weeks. What area will the Dragonfly II lure cover?
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Why is your system called the Dragonfly®?
In nature, the Dragonfly is the most effective mosquito killer. The swamps of Florida would be completely overrun by mosquitoes if it was not for their great control work. The Dragonfly Mosquito System is like an army of dragonflies protecting your home, chasing and killing mosquitoes.
Is it an overpriced bug light?
This is not a bug zapper! A bug light attracts all types of bugs looking for light. But dark light does not attract mosquitoes! This little machine is designed to attract only female mosquitoes. No, we are not sexist either! These females need to drink your blood for proteins so that their eggs develop. They are attracted by the heat, CO2 and Octenol emitted by the machine. They are vacuumed away as they attempt to land on the machine.
You end up attracting all your neighbor's mosquitoes!
Don't worry if it kills mosquitoes that belong to your neighbors, I am sure they won't sue, and it won't cost you a penny extra!
Does the Dragonfly II
System require any consumable
The DragonflyII needs refills of Biting Insect Lure and a tank of CO2 to perform its function. The Mosquito 'Cognito needs refills of Conceal inhibitor. Lure and Conceal are available for a nominal charge from the Mosquito Solutions on-line store.
How much area is covered by the Dragonfly II?
Our system is designed to protect a typical activity area, such as pool area, deck or other entertainment area. The Dragonfly II attracts mosquitoes away from this area, while the Mosquito 'Cognito hides occupants from the mosquitoes.
As the Dragonfly II is a mosquito trap, it needs to attract mosquitoes in order to control them. Mosquitoes are attracted to the Dragonfly II from up to 100 ft (30 meters) away. They smell the CO2 and Octenol emitted by the Dragonfly II. As they get closer they switch from smell detection mode to visual approach mode: they are now attracted by the infra-red lure of the Dragonfly II. Mosquitoes within this 100 ft radius are attracted to the trap and killed.
The answer is not cut-and-dry. The 100 ft radius is about one acre; however, if people are on the edge of the circle, they will attract mosquitoes that are outside the 100 feet radius. Factors such as wind and physical properties (walls, fences, buildings) will also interfere (positively and negatively) with the Dragonfly's ability to attract mosquitoes.
Some mosquitoes are going to miss the Dragonfly II. The Mosquito 'Cognito hides occupants of the area from these stray mosquitoes. In fact this little unit is so powerful that many customers elect to use it on its own.
Does your system offer an effective
Our answer is an emphatic yes, our system is an effective alternative to pesticide spraying. The Dragonfly II controls mosquito population by killing egg-carrying females and preventing the birth of additional eggs. Obviously, it does not carry all the negative impact associated with insecticides, such as effects on people, birds, animals and other insects. It targets only biting insects. Keeping the machine operational throughout the breeding season should maintain a very high and permanent level of protection, unlike pesticides that will need to be sprayed at regular intervals.
How is the unit powered?
The unit is powered with electricity. It uses 115 volts transformed to low voltage to feed the unit. Consumption is comparable to a 40 watt light bulb. The Mosquito 'Cognito® uses 2 AA batteries (supplied) with a life of 720 hours.
What about acquiring the machine
At this time we are building a dealer network and we do not have
distributors in all the countries of the world. We can ship by UPS or
Federal Express. You can also ask us for a special quote to ship the
unit from our factory to an airport close to you for you to pick up.
What chemicals are used?
The Dragonfly II uses carbon dioxide (CO2) and octenol (a type of alcohol) to attract mosquitoes. The Mosquito 'Cognito uses Conceal inhibitor that hides the presence of potential preys from mosquitoes. Both the Dragonfly II and the Mosquito 'CognitoII, as well as the products they use have received registrations from the United States Government Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
We may use it on our patio in the summer;
No, the unit does not generate any odor. It does require regular removal of dead mosquitoes from the collection receptable.
I have mosquitoes in my house.
The Dragonfly II is meant to be used outside the house and should control mosquitoes very well outside, so that you have a minimum or none inside the house. You can also use Mosquito 'Cognitos at different points of entry to the house, so mosquitoes do not detect presence of preys inside and do not attempt to enter your house.
Do you ship worldwide
The Dragonfly Mosquito System can be shipped anywhere in the world. It uses 115 volts electricity but can be used with 220 volts along with an adaptor. As the system is light and compact, it is economical to ship and can be delivered worldwide within days. Please email us with your request, or use our on-line inquiry form. Be sure to include your full address, and we will quickly respond with a quotation and shipping time. Please see our world page for additional information.
Each unit is shipped with an owner's manual that gives detailed and easy to follow placement and mounting instructions.
Always place the Mosquito 'Cognito dispenser where people congregate. As a rule of thumb, use one Mosquito 'Cognito dispenser for gatherings of up to five adults. Use more for larger gatherings. Satisfactory results depend on the number of people you want to protect and the severity of the local mosquito population. Experiment to find the number of Mosquito 'Cognito dispensers that are right for you.
The trick to getting the most from the Dragonfly II electronic
biting insect trap is simple:
How long will it take for the system to work?
You should see a difference very quickly, if the Dragonfly II is properly installed and used in conjunction with the Mosquito 'Cognito. To make sure you are entirely satisfied with your Dragonfly II System, we offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
Will all mosquitoes be destroyed?
No mosquito trap will kill all mosquitoes. This is why our system includes two Mosquito 'Cognitos. They will hide you and your family from stray mosquitoes not captured by the Dragonfly II. We guarantee that you will not want to do without your Dragonfly II System again in the future.
What species of mosquitoes does the Dragonfly® kill?
It attracts and kills most species of mosquitoes, as well as other biting insects such as sand-flies, jiggers, no-see-ums and midges.
Our mosquitoes are around 24 hours a day, not just at dusk/night. Would your product be effective?
The dragonfly II features 8 operating modes:
The machine can be switched to either evening, or night, or
afternoon so that it automatically runs only when mosquitoes
are present. The machine can run on automatic
for computer-managed efficiency.
I saw a $795 machine shaped like a cylinder and a $1,300 propane mosquito catcher mounted on a barbecue grill. Both claim they will clear an acre of mosquitoes in several weeks. What area will the Dragonfly® lure cover?
A single CO2 mosquito trap cannot eradicate mosquitoes over an acre
(3,700 square meters), and we believe, along with most entomologists,
that the claim is misleading for three reasons.
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