LESLIE: Karen is on the line and she’s got a question about some unwanted visitors to her money pit. What can we help you with? A mosquito trap?
KAREN: Well, I thought in the past you mentioned something about some kind of a mosquito trap that worked outside. And the issue – there are flies, not like the kind of one – they use light to get mosquitoes. This is for daytime.
LESLIE: Well, the light works in the daytime, as well.
TOM: Yeah, I think what you’re talking about is a mosquito trap – called DynaTrap – D-y-n-a-T-r-a-p. And the way it works is you kind of plug it in all season long. And there’s a UV light mosquito trap that reacts with a plate of metal. And I’m not sure what the material is but basically, when it combines together, it gives off carbon dioxide, so it mimics human breath. And then the insects are drawn to that and there’s a fan that basically pulls them through the unit and deposits them into a basket below where they kind of dry out. So, that’s the product that you were referring to. Does it work on flies? I think so but not as well as it works on mosquitoes, I’ll tell you that.
LESLIE: And boy, does it work on mosquitoes.
TOM: It really works on mosquitoes well.
LESLIE: I mean it’s amazing.
KAREN: Yeah. And I know those light ones that do, too. But the issue out in California is actually more flies than mosquitoes, because we don’t have the moisture.
TOM: They’ve got some good science behind it, so I certainly would give it a shot.
KAREN: OK. And so you said that was called DynaTrap?
TOM: Yep. D-y-n-a-T-r-a-p. DynaTrap.
KAREN: And do you know where it’s sold?
TOM: Oh, it’s sold everywhere. You can find it on Amazon, you can find it in home centers and hardware stores. Or look at their website which is, I believe, DynaTrap.com.
KAREN: Oh, OK. And how big of an area does it kind of take care of?
TOM: It depends on the size that you buy. I actually – two units. I have a 1-acre unit that’s in the back of my house, kind of around our dining area/patio. And I actually have a smaller one, that I think is rated at a ½-acre, on my front porch which is the other side of the house. Because we like to sit out there at night. And I tell you what, it’s really created a mosquito-free zone around the entire home.
LESLIE: It’s amazing how well they do work. You just have to remember to clean it.
KAREN: OK. Thank you so much.
TOM: You’re welcome. Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.