04 August 2017

DynaTrap Insect Trap Review and Giveaway

Let's take a break from the makeup and hair chatter and talk about about something that bugs all of us.  Bugs.  We are surrounded by corn fields, so bugs are a big problem at our house.  We can't even sit outside for more than a few minutes without getting eaten alive.  Not only are mosquito bites annoying, but they can also be harmful to your health.  DynaTrap recently contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying one of their units  As a farm girl, I was definitely interested.  Keep reading for my DynaTrap Insect Trap review and a chance to win one for yourself.

What is DynaTrap Insect Trap?

The DynaTrap gets rid of bugs in your yard, but it's not like the bug zapper.  It has a UV light for the glow and warmth to attract bugs.  In addition, it also releases CO2 like our bodies do, which also attracts bugs.  After it attracts the bugs, it uses a fan to push the bugs into the trap so they can't escape.  

Set up was really easy.  We just took it out of the box and hung it up.  You want it about 20-30 feet from where you'll be and 3 to 6 feet off the ground.  We hung it from a tree, but you could also use a garden hook.  

Maintenance is easy.  Every few weeks when the trap is full, just take it out and dump it.  You also need to replace the bulb every 4 months.

What I like is that it doesn't use any chemicals.  We can't have chemicals because we have chickens freeranging, so we can't spray anything on the ground or in the air.  It's also silent.  I can still remember the zapping of the bug zapper of my childhood. 

DynaTrap DT2000XLP Review

I received the DynaTrap DT2000XLP unit.  I like it because it doesn't look like a machine; it looks like part of my yard decorations.  This unit protects up to an acre, which is about the size of the yard we use for our outdoor living.  It's weatherproof, so I don't have to worry about bringing it inside until late fall.  

We have been working on our yard for most of the summer.  Beside our house, there were some trees and random shrubs, so the area was useless for living space.  The trees needed taken down before they became a safety concern, so we started the summer with that.  Then we took out the shrubs because the shade from the trees caused them to be misshapen.  We leveled the ground and put in a pool and moved the trampoline to that area.  We had a patio, but we got new patio furniture.  Now we finally have a nice outdoor space except for the grass.  We've never had luck planting grass because the chickens eat the seeds before they can grow.  We need to rebuild their run to contain them while the grass grows, so ignore the ground in my photos.  

The dog gets tied out behind this area, and he loves sticks obviously!

Before we set it up, we had swarms of mosquitoes over our heads while in the pool.  We also had many, many flies landing all over while we sat on the patio.  We set it up hanging in the tree, and I just let it go.  We didn't notice too much of a difference the first few days.  Then we noticed that the mosquito population had dwindled quite a bit.  It took a few more days to reduce the flies.

100s and 100s of bugs!

When I checked the trap, I was honestly shocked at how many bugs there were!  With other products, you can't see how many bugs are actually gone.  With the DynaTrap, you just have to look at the trap on the bottom. 

Every year for Christmas, I struggle to get things for my dad and step-mom.  They spend a lot of time outside gardening and cooking outside, so I think they'd really benefit from a DynaTrap.  This year, I'll be adding this to my Christmas lists to gift to some people in my family.

DynaTrap is available at ACE Hardware, Home Depot, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Amazon, Sam's Club, and other retailers.  

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