NMCAW: What Is a Mosquito Magnet, and Should I Have One?

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (NMCAW): What Is a Mosquito Magnet, and Should I Have One?

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is June 19-25th. SWAT Mosquito Systems®️, South Florida’s leading mosquito control system provider, expanded into the Orlando market in 2022 and would like to spread mosquito control awareness across Central Florida.

What Is a Mosquito Magnet, and Should I Have One?

Florida is well known for sunshine, sandy beaches, and palm trees. The hot, humid climate not only attracts people, it’s also a haven for biting, flying pests like mosquitoes. Besides being incredibly annoying, mosquitoes spread a variety of diseases including West Nile virus disease, Eastern equine encephalitis, and St. Louis encephalitis. Proper mosquito control is vital to your health and well-being. One mosquito control option you may have heard about is a mosquito magnet. But just what is a mosquito magnet and is it right for you?

Can You Really Trap Mosquitoes?

It may seem a bit out there, but one of the common ways Florida pest control companies handle mosquito infestations is by using a trap, or mosquito magnet. To understand why traps may work for mosquitoes, take note of a couple of things about mosquitoes:

  • When animals and people breathe, they let out carbon dioxide which attracts mosquitoes.
  • Warmth and the smell of an animal’s or human’s skin due to sweat or because of ingested plants also may attract some types of mosquitoes.
  • The color of clothing you wear may attract mosquitoes to you. Black, aqua, red, and orange are apparent mosquito favorites.

How Does a Mosquito Trap Work?

Since mosquitoes are attracted to the breath of animals, most mosquito magnets produce carbon dioxide. Some models may also produce ether ethanol to simulate plant odors, or lurex to mimic the smell of sweat. When the mosquitoes get close enough, a fan sucks them inside where they’re transferred to a vacuum chamber where they die. Sounds like effective mosquito control, right?

There’s an inherent problem with using a mosquito trap for Florida pest control. They attract mosquitoes and invite them into your space. In fact, you may see an increase in mosquito activity before you see any benefit. Plus, you have to keep refilling the propane tanks and emptying the dead mosquitoes from the vacuum chamber. It’s not easy.

Eliminate Mosquitoes Without Mosquito Traps

The last thing you want is to invite more mosquitoes into your yard and garden and a mosquito trap just seems like a lot of work. But you certainly aren’t going to stay inside all summer. SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ has the perfect mosquito control solution without the hassles and pitfalls of a mosquito trap. Our mosquito misting systems are easy to use, effective and safe:

  • Mosquito misting systems can create a perimeter around your property that’s protected day and night.
  • We use botanical-based products to repel mosquitoes, no-see-ums, and other pests.
  • We will customize your system to suit your property and family.

Get a Free Estimate for Mosquito Control in Florida

If you’re tired of staying inside to avoid the mosquitoes, contact SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ for a free, no-obligation estimate for a mosquito misting system. What more information about Florida pest control? Give us a call at 1.866.900.SWAT (7928) and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. We guarantee you’ll be 100% satisfied with our mosquito misting systems and our outstanding customer service.

One of the most effective ways to protect humans and animals is with a mosquito misting system. These systems can reduce mosquitos by approximately 90 percent using plant-based formula released through a fine mist several times a day. The treatment, pyrethrum, is safe for both humans and pets and is derived from the chrysanthemum plant. SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ has been installing and maintaining these systems for more than 20 years and is offering free estimates and $200 off installations to commemorate National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. For more information, please visit swatmosquitosystems.com or call 866-900-SWAT (7928).


SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ specializes in providing the most effective solutions to manage flying, biting insects such as mosquitoes, no-see-ums, flies, fleas, ticks, and more. Your system will be custom designed to meet the unique needs of your residential or commercial property. Once our premium system is installed, it sprays a fine mist that immediately creates an insect-free zone, allowing you, your family, your guests, and your customers to fully enjoy the beautiful outdoor lifestyle.