Dynatrap Insect Trap Review
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Dynatrap effectively manages your insect problem with their chemical-free, bug trapping and zapping devices.
Known as the #1 bug-eliminating solution in North America, the brand’s easy-to-use, durable traps help you to get the most out of your indoor and outdoor spaces.
If you’ve landed on this page, chances are you have an insect issue – or at least, know someone who does. Before you start shopping, we urge you to read through this Dynatrap insect trap review to discover details about the brand and their best-sellers.
We’ll also include helpful customer feedback, information on promotions, and more, to help you better understand the brand and its product’s effectiveness.
Overview of Dynatrap
Mosquitos adore warmth and CO2: two elements that let them know giant feeding grounds (read: human bodies) are nearby. Humans emit CO2 in our breath and our bodies are warm with blood. We’re the perfect target.
The Dynatrap, created in 2010, cleverly mimics these elements by way of warm light and a titanium oxide surface that pushes out CO2, drawing mosquitos and other insects to their impending demise.
Acquired in 2019 by Woodstream Corp, a global manufacturer of pest control products, Dynatrap was started in 2006 by Juan Rocha, part of Dynamic Solutions Worldwide.
Over the years, thanks to Dynatrap’s effectiveness, they’ve made their way into big stores like Costco, Walmart, and Home Depot.
The brand’s headquarters are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where they also manufacture the insect traps.
Before we jump into some important details about the brand’s products, this Dynatrap insect trap review will give you a quick overview of their pros and cons:
- Variety of insect trap methods – vacuum, zappers, etc.
- Versatile products: the Dynatrap 3 way trapper uses three methods to lure in and get rid of insects
- Chemical-free and does not require Octenol
- 1-Year Limited Warranty
- Deals and promotions available
- Free continental US shipping on orders over $45
- Available in Canada
- Some users report the traps do no kill many bugs
- May take a few months to show results
- Does not ship internationally
We know bugs play an important role in our ecosystem, but swarms of mosquitoes can ruin our outdoor BBQ, fire pit, or late-night swim. Plus, they’re essentially feasting on our bodies and possibly transferring diseases. We can do without that, thanks.
The Dynatrap insect and mosquito trap lures them and sucks them into its basket where they then get dehydrated and die in like 24 hours. Sounds brutal, but hey, it’s survival of the fittest.
In this Dynatrap insect trap review, we’re going to take a look at the brand’s most popular insect traps, in regular, XL, and 1/2 acre sizes.
Dynatrap Insect Traps Review
We’ve all experienced that one property – whether it’s our own or a family member’s – that’s overrun by mosquitoes, while another lot only sees a few insects.
We also don’t all have the same size property. While the powerful 1/2 acre trap is great for small homes with smaller needs, those with larger acreage or thick swarms should opt for bigger sizes.
This Dynatrap insect trap review will discuss three of the brand’s best-selling options below. Each trap comes with two UV bulbs.
Dynatrap Full Acre – Black Insect Trap Review
When you’ve got a lot of space to protect, the Full Acre – Black Insect Trap can be your hero, baby (cue, Enrique). It offers wide coverage of your property and can be hung anywhere.
This product works in windy and rainy weather, too, so you won’t need to keep bringing it inside with every squall that passes. Just be sure to put it somewhere that it won’t take on too much water because it does need a little coverage in wet weather.
This Dynatrap 1 Acre trap is a set it and forget it tool. It doesn’t buzz or give off zapping noises like other versions do. It’s a quiet predator and it’s hungry for insects.
Weighing 10lbs, this $200 skin-saving device is currently on sale for $180.
Dynatrap 1 Acre XL Mosquito And Insect Trap – Black Review
Some properties require bigger defense systems. Maybe you live near a swamp or perhaps you live somewhere tropical where water collects in local foliage. Mosquitos breed in water, and while they aren’t the only insect the Dynatrap XL takes out, they’re likely the most frustrating.
These handy Dynatrap DT2000XL devices also lure in flies, wasps, and moths, three bugs that can be equally annoying, scary, and a potential threat to your blossoming vegetable garden.
The 1 Acre XL Mosquito and Insect Trap – Black catches more insects than the last model we discussed in this Dynatrap Insect Trap review. You’ll also have to empty this trap less frequently, but that won’t affect its ability to draw in more bugs.
Protect your property with this Dynatrap mosquito trap for $200.
DynaTrap® 1/2 Acre – Insect Trap Review
With summer comes bugs. If you’ve got a small backyard, then the 1/2 Acre – Insect Trap will do the trick. It’s easy to set up, so all you need to do is plug it into an outdoor power outlet and let it do its thing.
While the machine itself lasts for years, you may find that over time – about 4 months – you’ll need to get yourself some Dynatrap replacement bulbs.
This small, but equally as deadly, Dynatrap 1/2 acre device should be emptied every 1-2 weeks depending on your bug problem.
Luring in beetles, stink bugs, wasps, moths, and all manner of flies that bite, this helpful Dynatrap DT1050 would normally be yours for $124, but it’s currently on sale for $99.
Dynatrap Bulbs Review
Every 3000 hours, or about 4 months, you’ll need to change your Dynatrap bulbs. Doing so is super easy and the brand sells them right on their website.
We’ll talk you through two of their bulbs below that fit into the devices mentioned in the previous section of this Dynatrap insect trap review.
DynaTrap® 26W UV Replacement Light Bulb Review
A perfect fit for the Dynatrap DT1775 and DT1750 models, these light bulbs are what makes the device so useful.
By creating a warm, inviting glow and heating up the titanium coating on the trap, bugs swarm to this tool like moths to a flame – it’s the same principle, really. Insects love warmth and CO2, and fire produces both of those things.
This 26W UV Replacement Light Bulb is $13.
DynaTrap® 4W UV Replacement Light Bulbs – 2 Pack Review
Stock up for the coming season with the 4W UV Replacement Light Bulbs – 2 Pack. 4 watts is super low, but it’s all the Dynatrap DT0500 needs to draw bugs in.
This Dynatrap insect trap review must note that even if your bulb is still glowing, its ability to attract buggies lessens with time, so be sure to change your bulbs appropriately.
Light things up with the pack of 2 Dynatrap refills for $13.
Does Dynatrap Work?
We checked out Dynatrap bug zapper and trapper videos to see how the devices performed in a real-life situation, and boy, were we impressed.
Witnessing what appeared to be mosquitoes being sucked right into the trap was pretty cool, and the huge amount of dead ones at the bottom shows us that this product really works.
There have been many accounts from customers who report how well these traps work. Read the ‘What Do Customers Think?’ section further down in this Dynatrap insect trap review to see what they had to say.
How Long Does Dynatrap Last?
The machine itself is designed to last for years if properly cared for. As for the bulbs, you’ll need to replace them every 2-4 months, or at the time specified in each product’s user manual.
The brand recommends changing bulbs every 3000 hours. If you have your device plugged in 24/7 that equates to about 4 months of use. If you plug it in for only a few hours per day, it could last all year.
Can I Leave My Dynatrap Out In The Rain?
Yes! The Dynatrap has been designed to withstand the elements – but it does need a little protection.
It’s covered enough that the odd sprinkle won’t hurt it, but a full squall will, so be sure to position it somewhere that has coverage like a veranda or on a table covered by an umbrella.
Who Is Dynatrap For?
Bugs are everywhere. In the city, the country, and even islands. They love the outdoors but often come inside looking for shelter, food, water, and a safe breeding ground.
Dynatrap is for anyone who struggles with bugs on their property or in their home and wants to eliminate them. The brand makes trappers and zappers for both indoor and outdoor locations, so anyone with a flying insect problem can benefit from their handy tools.
Comparison: Dynatrap vs. Flowtron
Dynatrap may be a household name, but there are other brands on the market that do the same thing. What makes this one so unique? Is it all in the marketing or does our featured brand truly offer something others don’t?
To help answer those questions, we checked out Flowtron, a brand that appears to be quite similar to Dynatrap. Let’s take a closer look.
Immediately upon landing on the Flowtron website, we noticed that it’s pretty simple. It’s not as visually appealing as Dynatrap’s, but a website isn’t what’s important – effective products are.
Browsing their online inventory, we found several products that are on par with the bigger brand’s items.
We’ve put the Flowtron Galaxie PowerVac head to head with the Dynatrap Full Acre Black Insect Trap to see how it holds up.
Space-age looking, the almost 3-foot, $200 Galaxie PowerVac comes with its own stand and uses an axial fan to suck insects in and trap them.
Like the $200 (on sale for $180) Dynatrap, this device requires an outlet to run and attracts bugs by way of UV light. The product description also states that it lures bugs in thanks to its shape, scent, color, as well as some “other” forces.
But unlike our featured brand, this bug vacuum requires something called Octenol Mosquito Attractant to function – a separate cost of about $60.
Your first purchase will come with a free cartridge of this attractant, but after that, you’ll need to buy replacement bulbs and attractant to make your machine catch bugs.
Does this substance make the Galaxie PowerVac more effective? According to some reviews we found kicking around the web, perhaps not. It looks like Dynatrap’s more simplistic approach offers better results – and you don’t need to dish out the extra dough.
Dynatrap Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
It’s one thing to read a product’s description, but truly valuable information about an item is found in the customer comments section. That’s why this Dynatrap insect trap review needs to pull back the curtain and have a look at what real users have to say about the brand.
We’ve rounded up ratings for a few of the brand’s indoor and outdoor products found on Amazon, and listed them below to help give you an idea of how users enjoy them:
- Dynatrap 1/4 Acre Outdoor Mosquito Trap – 3/5 stars, 29 ratings
- Dynatrap Flylight Indoor Insect Trap – 4.5/5 stars, 2,548 ratings
- Dynatrap Twist On/Off 1/2 Acre Trap – 3.5/5 stars, 137 ratings
- Dynatrap Indoor 300m Trap – Midnight Blue – 3.5/5 stars, 13 ratings
- Dynatrap DT1050 Insect 1/2 Acre Trap – 4/5 stars, 5,236 ratings
Because we covered the DT1050 in this Dynatrap insect trap review, we decided to take a peek at what customers had to say about it on Amazon. Before we get to the comments, have a look at the rating snapshot:
- 5-stars: 58%
- 4-stars: 16%
- 3-stars: 10%
- 2-stars: 5%
- 1-star: 11%
84% of customers gave the DT1050 over 3 stars, showing that the majority think it’s an average-to-excellent device. What makes it so great? Apparently, it really works.
Customers say that they’ve been able to go bug spray-free and can sit out on their porches without getting bitten by a single mosquito.
One extremely long review told customers just how well the trap works, writing that “mosquito season hasn’t happened this year,” thanks to running the Dynatrap for a full 12 months.
So if it’s so effective, why the 16% 1-2-star ratings? Well, not everyone experiences such drastic results.
One Dynatrap insect trap review reads, “I have had this outside in my yard, turned on, for the past 5 days and there [are] 2 bugs in it. Literally 2.” This would be disappointing, to say the least, as after reading so many positive reviews, you’d hope the same would happen.
We buzzed on over to the BBB to see how the brand held up in terms of customer service. We often turn to this customer-centric source to alert us of any warnings or repetitive issues.
Fortunately, the brand has an A- rating and just 17 complaints in the last 3 years. It’s clear that this brand is pretty good at resolving issues in a timely manner.
Satisfied with our customer service findings, CostCo became our next target for vital Dynatrap information.
The wholesale store stocks several of the brand’s traps, but we looked at the Dynatrap 1/2 Acre Tungsten Insect and Mosquito Trap With 2 Replacement Bulbs.
With a 3.7/5 star rating and 1,474 reviews, we dug through to find some helpful comments about this product’s effectiveness.
Before we get into the feedback, check out the product’s rating snapshot below from 1474 customers:
- 5 stars: 53%
- 4 stars: 18%
- 3 stars: 10%
- 2 stars: 7%
- 1 star: 12%
Seasoned users came back to let others know how well this product works, it just needs time to kill off the larger, breeding mosquitoes (the main reason people buy the system).
Of the sound, one Dynatrap insect trap review read, “it’s quiet and doesn’t make that loud zapping sound like the old bug zappers.” That’s good to know, as being alerted about the death of each bug may be exciting to some, it can get irritating if constant.
The majority of 1-star reviews say that the device is really great at attracting moths, but not mosquitoes.
In terms of the function of the machine itself, one commenter wrote that “There is a fan that runs and in the two months I’ve had the unit the fan has seized 3 times due to insects attaching and drying on the blades and surrounding area.”
The issue with this is that to clean the blades you have to dismantle the entire machine. We didn’t read any other comments like this, but it’s good to note potential issues.
Overall, it looks like Dynatrap has a slightly higher than average rating. For some, it works miracles, and for others, it does barely anything.
We will point out that the brand (and customers) have said the device takes time to work, and if used for an entire season, come next year, you’ll notice a decrease in bugs and mosquitoes.
Is Dynatrap Worth It?
We’ve seen how the Dynatrap works and read many accounts of its effectiveness, and because of those two things, we think it’s worth the buy.
By some accounts, the trap isn’t effective against mosquitoes, but we’ve read many that say it drastically improves their numbers the following season.
If you’re not completely sold on Dynatrap, they do offer some great deals and their devices come with a 1-year limited warranty.
Dynatrap Promotions & Discounts
Right now, the brand has a sale running for a few of their products, but there are also a few other offers we came across throughout this Dynatrap insect trap review:
- Free shipping on orders over $45
- Reward points with every purchase
- Get 10% off when you sign up to the mailing list
Where To Buy Dynatrap
Dynatrap is a pretty big brand, so their products are found within some of the biggest retailers in North America:
- Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Home Depot
And, of course, on dynatrap.com.
Where is Dynatrap made?
Dynatrap is proudly made in the USA. The brand’s factory is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
How often do you empty a Dynatrap?
Usually every 1-3 weeks, but it depends on how many bugs you have in your area.
How do you maintain a Dynatrap?
Technically, you don’t need to do much for your Dynatrap to work, other than changing a lightbulb every 4 months and emptying the bug reservoir every 1-3 weeks.
What is Dynatrap’s Shipping Policy?
Dynatrap offers free ground shipping for orders over $45 headed to destinations within the continental US. The brand ships to the entire US as well as Puerto Rico, but shipping fees apply.
Orders that are in stock typically ship out that same day if placed before 2 pm EST. Dynatrap offers the following shipping methods:
- Standard: 1-6 business days
- 2-Day: 2 business days
- Next-day: 1 business day
Shipping fees are calculated at checkout.
What is Dynatrap’s Return Policy?
If you’re unhappy with your purchase, you can return it within 30 days of receipt. To do so, fill out their Online Form to get a Return Goods Authorization number. You must get this number before you send your item back, or else Dynatrap will not be able to issue a refund.
To qualify for a refund, all returns must be:
- In original condition
- With their original packaging
How to Contact Dynatrap
We hope that you found all you came looking for and more in this Dynatrap review. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to the brand by:
- Phone: 1(877)403-8727
- Filling out the Contact Form on their website
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