Rated 2.3 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 1 out of 5Â by FormerUser Didn't Work
I brought the unit home and the instructions and assembly were very easy to follow. Everything was working fine for about a day and a half. Then I noticed it started to have a slow red blinking light. I looked up the troubleshooting codes and followed the directions (new purged tank, purged the line). This worked but again after about a day of running the unit went into the same fault. That was it for me. At nearly $600 I expect the thing to work with minimal interaction on my part. Those CO2 cartridges aren't cheap and I wasn't about to blow through one of those every couple of days just to keep this thing running.
June 1, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chris READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS FIRST
Ive read all the bad reviews for this unit, so I had to write a review to put some people at ease. I can tell you that Ive owned the Liberty unit which worked great except I hated having to have the extension cord to run the unit. We purchased the Independence unit last year, and have LOVED this unit also! If you follow ALL INSTRUCTIONS then you should have no problems catching mosquitos, deer flies, horse flies, and other pests. I have a big yard, and a swimming pool and these units have been LIFE SAVERS for being outside! I can not imagine not having one of these for the summers! A couple of quick tips for making sure that your unit works properly are 1.) Place the unit in the correct section of your yard for your section of the country (common wind directions are different in certain parts of the country). 2.) Make sure you do not have the unit in a direct path of any sprinkler, or any irrigation system that will contact the unit. If you've gotten a lot of rain, you may have to purge the system regularly. This is not the unit malfuctioning. It is a device after all that runs on partial electronics. 3.) Replace your net when the net becomes full. When all is said and done, this unit works as advertised, and is a necessity where I live! I love mine! And I think you will too!
Only Con is price...
July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CaringMom Working great so far
Bought this as a housewarming gift for my daughter. After about three weeks the basket was pretty much full. They have noticed a huge difference. Would highly recommend this product.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mitch1 So far so good
We have been considering purchasing a Mosquito Magnet for years and finally gotten around to doing so. It was expensive at almost 600 bucks but we were sick of not being able to enjoy sitting on our deck or patio without being eaten alive. I used to spray but that just led to using chemicals all the time. We've had our Independence for over a week now and it has been working great. I check the trap from time to time and it is full of mosquitos and gnats. We have noticed a significant difference in our yard while sitting outside, and it's only been a week! Yes, it is expensive but the only other alternatives were using chemicals, screen in the deck, or just not sit outside anymore which wasn't an option. We consider this an investment and hope the Mosquito magnet continues to work for us for years to come.
July 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by photoyoung 2 units JUNK
I lived in South America and had a friend buy one in USA at Home Depot. Brought it to our country home along the river. Followed read instructions. All lights did as they should. Never cought a bug! Believe me, there were plenty to catch! Went thru procedure several times, NEVER A BUG IN THE NET. Brought it back to States with me last year. Still didn't work. Found a used one and figured mine was just a fluke. Likewise, won';t work! Buy the competition! Wrote for Mos.Magnet web site help, no response.
July 4, 2012