effectiveness of Mosquito Magnets

Asked March 28, 2019, 11:02 AM EDT

My apartment complex has two Mosquito Magnets (TM). Are they effective in attracting more mosquitos than they control and should we expend limited budget resources on managing standing water more effectively?

District of Columbia County District of Columbia pest control mosquito control pest insects and mites

1 Response

We do not recommend the use of mosquito traps.
Mosquito control is more successful through habitat management of standing water (dumping or use of Bt) as you mention and personal protection.
Sometimes more is warranted, but all of our information can be found at this link from our website:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/controlling-mosquitoes

Chris