People new to the world of mosquito and bug extermination often mistake the Dynatrap for just another “bug zapper.” As the name implies, it isn’t. The DT1000 is a trapping device. It stops bugs with a totally different mentality. Think of traditional zappers (from Flowtron at least) as Rambo with a big machine gun. This device is a ninja lurking in the shadows. It kills the baddies all the same, but unlike the Flowtron you aren’t constantly reminded that an insect holocaust is underway.
Here’s how the Dynatrap works. Pests find their way in via the mesh at the bottom of the unit. Under the top lid are two lights. This generates the warmth and UV rays that send flying insect its way. Even during the brightest periods of the day, the light somehow succeeds in attracting pests. Down from there, near the middle of the cylinder, a fan blows downward. CO2 (carbon dioxide) gas is released, which is irresistible to mosquitoes. Pressure from the fan makes it nearly impossible for bugs and mosquitoes to escape. The insects die silently.