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"We conducted our performance evaluation of a spatial mosquito control device using about a dozen Mega-Catch 800 and 900 traps. The traps served as stand-ins for people. They attracted mosquitoes by the thousands, and caught them so we could then tally their numbers. The large catches, trap reliability and ease of use, plus great support from Mega-Catch, make Mega-Catch Ultra the best system for conducting our research."
Scott P. Carroll, Ph.D.
Carroll-Loye Biological Research
"We were quite apprehensive about spending so much money on what we perceived as a gamble but the Ultra has proven to be worth every cent of it's price. We have a 1.4 acre lot on a river in the Florida panhandle and have had almost zero mosquito activity, and the 6 week period of high yellow fly activity was severely curtailed by your product. We couldn't be happier with our purchase."
M J Ganster
"Thanks for the great service. The parts fixed the problem and also thanks for the extension which I didn't realize I did not originally receive. It has been a pleasure doing business with you. Many companies could learn from your impeccable customer service."
"You have a loyal customer in me who will advocate and recommend you and your products. Your product's architecture and design priorities AND service are significantly better than Mosquito Magnet.
Re the Mega-Catch I particularly like the DC-power design to simplify the electrical issues (vs catalyzing propane complexities) and the direct CO2 feed (again, vs internally-messy propane breakdown). And I love your responsiveness and details and attitude and results when a support issue arises."
"We purchased the Mega-Catch Ultra w/CO2 kit 3 weeks ago and the results are amazing. We live in Northern MN and this year has been the worst we've ever seen for Mosquitoes. It's the end of June and we still have standing water all around us due to all the rain. The mosquitoes were so bad we couldn't go outside without a suit of armor and lots of bug repellent. We emptied our wet trap bucket after 3 days and had what looked like 300-500 mosquitoes in it. Since then we've been moving the unit around our yard and emptying it every 3 days with the same results. To sum it up, now we can mow and trim our yard without bug spray! Great product, well worth the investment and well built!
Canyon, Northern Minnesotta
"Wow! I have had the Mega-Catch Ultra for about a month now. I live right on a swamp in a residential area and I had so many mosquitoes this morning I think the gator was checking it out! Other than the slight cold snap we had a couple of weeks ago the wet catch has been saturated with mostly mosquitoes and some moths etc. every morning. I mean it's a thick soup of mosquitoes just like the picture at the top of the testimonials page."
"Quite frankly I discounted your claims for the Ultra [Pro 900 Series], but the mosquitoes in Southern New Jersey have become increasingly problematic and the new Tiger mosquitoes are horrible, so I was desperate.
I ran the unit for two days without CO2. Amazingly, it was actually catching mosquitoes. Then I added CO2. After two days I had to empty the water trap. The pile of dead mosquitoes had almost reached to surface. I could not believe what I was seeing. Better yet, a lot of the deceased were tiger mosquitoes.
After running the trap for less than a week, I can go outside without slathering myself in DEET. Thank you. You have done a great job in developing this unit. I can't wait to see what you come up with next."
" I had to write you guys!!! This trap is amazing!! I have The Premier Pro 900, it's been working now for about 24 hrs and it's constantly covered with Mosquitos!! I can't believe it!! It worked right away...Curiousity got the best of me and I checked the catch bowl this morning and it had at least 200 skeeters in it!! Wow!! already!!! finally a gadget that actually works as described. I'm so happy with it. I live in Northern N.H. and it ate up quite a few black flies as well..in it's first 24 hrs!! can't wait for it to be running for a few weeks so it will really put a dent in the Blood-sucking beasts! Great Product, Easy set up, very quiet,and I watched them hover around it and get sucked right in!! Very gratifying to see them meet their demise!! Thank You"
"We love our Alpha. We put it on the patio which is located about 200 yards from a ravine [mosquito central]. Living on the windward side of Oahu where it is already wet, the ravine made outside access almost impossible. Now, with the Alpha, our Patio is, for the moment, the lone exception of used backyards. I say so far because I have given your website information to at least two of my neighbors.
Thanks again for taking care of us."
"For the past four years I had purchased a SkeeterVac but no matter what I did, the SkeeterVac did not work the following season. This year I purchased the Premier XC because I was tired of replacing the SkeeterVac and the requisite propane. Last Saturday morning I was laying sod in my yard. Even with a repellant applied, I had 10 or more mosquitoes around me. I saw the FedEx guy bring the XC so I decided to take a break and get the unit set up. I read everything fairly quickly but did notice the statement that I should not expect instant results. I got everything assembled and decided to go with the wet method. I used 3 or 4 drops of Dawn and 3 or 4 teaspoons of some juice. I live on a lake and I set up the unit under a deck that I built. The deck is on a slope that puts the ground 8-12 feet off the ground. I turned the unit on and went back to laying sod. Get this, I only had 1 mosquito nag me. From 10 or more to 1 with the unit first being turned on! I did as directed and did not include any of the attractants. My neighbors walked by and wondered why was I not fighting mosquitoes and I told that that I just set up your trap. Even though the instructions say not to expect immediate results, I did indeed get immediate results and I am glad since the mosquito population in South Georgia is really large. I just hope I won't have to replace it annually like the SkeeterVac which by the way was not very effective even when it did operate. Thanks."
Robert L. Moore Jr
"We live in Georgetown Maine. It has a very bad reputation for mosquitoes. After purchasing three mosquito magnets, which always needed to be repaired, we finally threw them out and bought a Mega-catch [PREMIER XC]. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it is to be able to work in the garden again and enjoy the outdoors. We recently purchased a small cottage nearby and will get a mega-catch for that property as well. Highly recommended!!"
"We moved from Florida to Arlington Texas last year and brought our 6 year old Mega Catch [ULTRA] with us. It is still running dependably 24 hours a day, 7 days a week . There have been 7 cases of West Nile Virus here and I am very appreciative of the effectiveness of our old, weather beaten Ultra. The first week we had it running the catch cup collected allot every day. Now it takes several days to collect the same amount with a noticeable decrease in mosquito parts. So, here we are in Texas where every thing is bigger including the mosquitos. Thanks again!"
"I personally believe your product is the best on the market. I had tried 2 other mosquito trap products from other manufacturers before yours and their products do not even come close to doing the job yours does. I have since bought 2 more units 1 for each of our daughters. I have also had 2 friends buy units due to the rave reviews I gave them. Keep up the good work and once again thanks for such good service." [Using a Mega-Catch 800 Series ULTRA]
"Thank you so much for your helpful email. Your first suggestion worked and once the battery was recharged everything worked just fine. I really commend the ethos of a design that not only allows for self-servicing but actually enables and encourages it. My trap [PREMIER] of 8 years is still going strong too. Such a rare thing in the 21st century! Most impressive."
"We have a LOT of the Asian Tiger mosquitoes. They are out at all periods of the day and night and are very aggressive. This past summer was very bad. After less than one week using only the water container and no scent bars we found hundreds, yes hundreds in the water. The result is beyond anything we expected. Thank you for giving the outdoors back to us. We bought the MCP 800."
"For years I had a bulky and difficult to use Mosquito Magnet, which was very temperamental and required CO2 and Propane changes. When it finally broke and repairs required us to send the heavy unit out of the region it was a problem because we would lose the machine and have to purchase another (nearly $349) because we needed to be insect free. I decided to try the Mega-Catch.
This machine is easy and I have not seen or been bitten by an insect in a month. Unlike our previous unit, this is light-weight, not impacted by unexpected rain, easy to move, does not make noise, and it was much cheaper to purchase and to maintain. We will throw the broken Mosquito Magnet Defender out!"
Beverly Hills, CA
"My machines [PRO 900 PREMIER and MCA-600 ALPHA] are working so well. The decrease in mosquitoes in the first month has been dramatic. Thank you!!"
"The Mega-Catch ULTRA 900 series was well worth the investment. I've been running it regularly for about a week and it's taking care of our area's mosquito problem with no doubt. After 4 days I emptied the wet trap and there was about an inch thick of dead mosquitos and my wife and I are able to enjoy the back yard again. A+"
"I need to find a replacement UV Tube for a Mega Catch Model MCP400 [PREMIER]. I live in Brevard County Florida, and I love this thing! I catch thousands of mosquito’s a week."
Merritt Island, FL
"I traced the 60 ft. cord again and found that the little squirrel's had chewed a small hole in the line disrupting the current. Thanks again for the information you sent. By the way, that Mega-Catch [MCP-800 PREMIER] is the best thing I have ever bought. I have had it two years and in that time there has been no mosquitoes on my property. Before I owned it we couldn't sit outside after 9:00 P.M. Now we sit outside all hours of the night. Thanks Again."
Thank you for your great product. It has given me the freedom to finally enjoy the out-of-doors without sprays & citronella burning everywhere. I am one of those people that mosquitos seek out. In a group of people I can be the only one that gets bitten. But with our Mega-Catch Premier [MCP-800] we are bug free this summer! We have owned the other brand with mosquito in its name and it didn't work for us at all. Due to all of the spring rain we feared we would have the worse mosquito season ever, but not in our backyard. Thank you, thank you!"
"The mosquito season has started here in the south and my Mega-Catch [Ultra] is really, REALLY a god send. I think the fan went out due to such a build-up of dead bug (mosquito debris) clogging the fan housing and the fan blades....so I will keep watch on that. But just imagine how many 10's of thousands of mosquitoes and bugs it has to kill to build up so much debris...so that alone is a testament of how good it works and how many damn mosquitoes we have (close to a swamp)."
Lugoff, South Carolina
"Thanks for all this excellent information. We moved the trap to several locations and finally realized that there was the largest concentration of mosquitos around our back door and placed the Mega-Catch [MCA-600 ALPHA] on a chair there. Viola' it is catching dozens of mosquitoes."
Bethany Ewald Bultman
New Orleans, L.A.
"The Black Flies came out the other day but they really aren't biting yet. As I was setting up the Mega-Catch Ultra I put in a new lure, managed to leak a little CO2 and filled up the water catch basin with a mix of orange crush and water. I can attest that this combination atttracts black flies very effectively. I beat a retreat into the house."
Parry Sound, ON
"You will be pleased to know that I received the Mega-Catch [Premier] within a few days of placing the order. I was not expecting to receive it so quickly! the Mega-Catch was well packaged and received in perfect condition. I would also like to note the great communication I received throughout the order proces. E-mails arrived regularly updating me on the order process. I have yet to test the Mega-Catch as we currently have 100cm of snow on the ground. Thanks for the effortless transaction."
"My MCU800 [Ultra] is FANTASTIC! I hooked it up to my FREE CO2 tank rental from my local hydroponics store (you get the tank deposit back at the end of the season. You only have to buy the CO2 fill-up from them) and my 145'x145' property was practically mosquito-free all summer long. I'm in Ottawa (originally from Vancouver) and guests from Vancouver freak out at the sight of a mosquito! The Ultra has been the only thing that has worked and now GREAT SERVICE on top of all that! Who could ask for anything more.
Thanks a lot. Great Service is getting harder and harder to come by. Great Service with a Great Product is truly a rarity these days."
"I am writing to express my gratitude concerning a recent problem I had with my Premier Mega-Catch. Mr Michael Bremner responded quickly and efficiently to my problem and the results were exemplary. Every company purports to have great customer service. However most of my letters are addressed to executives complaining about the lack of. In this case your company stood behind its product and showed that you really are in business to satisfy your customers. I was a customer of Mosquito Magnet, and ended up selling my unit due to atrocious performance and even worse customer support. Thanks again Mr Bremner for a job well done."
William J. Doig
"Your device really does work! Without the CO2, I've been catching on average 200 mosquitoes per night here in Apopka, Florida. With the Ultra running on the highest, and most effective setting 5, it catches between 800 to 1200 mosquitoes per night."
"I really appreciate how well the unit works and frequently have a laugh at the poor performance neighbors have from their less expensive “mosquito machines” that they deploy in the name of economy and then supplement with candles, sprays etc while they swat the mosquitoes!!"
"What happened with the Mosquito Magnet [Liberty Plus]? It is a disaster. 3 systems broken in 3 months. Incredible!!!
Every 3 weeks when I changed the propane tank, the green light never was on again and after 20 minutes I had an intermitent red light indicating that the machine was not receiving an adequate amount of propane. I called technical support and they recommended me to restart many times and then change the propane tanks. I changed tanks and nothing happened. After the third Mosquito Magnet and many visits to Home Depot, I decided to get rid of the Magnet, a system that is very good trapping mosquitos, but apparently a technical disaster.
I researched the internet and found many adverse opinions about mosquito magnet and good opinions about your system that honestly appears superior. The ULTRA is working well. And the CO2 lasts 4 months, not 3 weeks as the propane required for the Mosquito Magnet.
Thanks very much."
North Port, FL
"The PREMIER works perfectly. Thanks for your very impressive customer support, we need more
dedicated and professional people like you in the business world. I will definitely promote your products and outstanding customer service to family, friends and more. Here in Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada, the mosquito population is unbelievably high, and I am sure many others
will be interested in your great products."
"I have the Ultra and it works gangbusters using the wet catch system, CO2, with Octenol (2X) as I leave the old one in for an extra cycle and put the new one on the other side."
"I purchased a Mega-Catch ALPHA trap and I had only run it for a few days when I took the catch bag off and it was a 1/3 full of bugs. Pretty good I'd say"
"Thank you very much Mike for this excellent customer service. Before I tried the Mega-Catch Premier, I had tried the Mosquito Magnet and was very unhappy with the customer service I had received when simply calling up with some questions regarding the unit!"
Paul V. Piazza
Dix Hills, NY
"All has been going well with the Ultra mosquito trap . It's done a phenomenal job in controlling the mosquito population in my yard."
Ballston Spa, NY
"The machine [ULTRA] seems to be eliminating most of them as there are very few bugs annoying us. Anytime I have been close to the machine when it is running, I have noticed there are bugs swarming the machine at the site and when I empty the trap there has been a fair amount of bugs in the container, how many I am not sure, as I am really not into trying to count them. The site of the trap is at the extent of the 60 ft cord from the electrical outlet on our house, which is approximately where the treeline begins on our 2.75 acre lot. The site has worked well for us as it has kept the machine shaded for most part as recommended in the operation manual and at a spot closest to the source of the bugs. We are running the trap at setting #3 from 6am to 9am and then 6pm to 10 pm with the liquid catch container. Obviously, the more bugs, the more the machine is challenged but right now we are quite happy with the results and the bug situation. We also understand that when the bug population does increase the machine will not eliminate completely, but we are fairly confident that it will definitely help decrease the bug population to a level where we can be comfortable outside."
"Great customer service! And, a lot less mosquito bites this season!"
"Wow what amazing customer service! Your company obviously understands the importance of customer service and the impact it has on maintaining and sustaining customers. I appreciate the promptness of the response and the attention towards getting our unit up and running again. You are creating customer loyalty with me and my family and I will be sure to tell my neighbors about this experience."
"We have to tell you that you have provided absolutely the best Customer Care response we've received on any product problems in the past decade!"
Nadine & Hank Bodde
High River, AB
"Thank you very much, you have been great to work with. The system is awesome, you could definately tell when the CO2 ran out because the bugs would come back, but when it was running i did not see any. Thank you again for the great customer service and i will continue to recommend the system to my friends."
" Mike, this is our forth Mega Catch and we could not be happier. I actually look forward to emptying the bowl every Saturday watching all of those mosquitoes wash down the drain. I would guess we get an easy 100 in each unit every week. Just imagine what we are doing for the environment! We are now able to enjoy our deck and pool without being harassed at all.
Your product and customer service is the best."
"It [ALPHA] works pretty good and we get a lot of mosquitos since we have a several large shade trees and bushes where the bugs like to hang out. But the last couple of of summers have been very dry, this year we are having a lot of rain and the mosquitos are loving it. I will be ordering another machine. Thanks again"
"The trap [PREMIER] itself works very well and using the chemical strip caught over a third of a bag in 48 hours."
"It’s not very often that we consumers run into a company whose customer service is equal to or better than the product they sell, however in your case you have exceeded any expectations I could have. For your info I have owned a Mosquito Magnet Liberty for 6 or 7 years. It performed quite well the first 2 years then the catch declined although the mosquito population increased. Finally this spring the unit failed. This made me look to other manufacturers and their designs, and I found Mega-Catch. I simply thought your system of using CO2 cylinders a much better approach than burning propane. Any combustion system involves maintenance but Mosquito Magnet doesn’t have any owner serviceable parts. You include comprehensive directions on how to literally service the entire unit. That’s a huge benefit. I live in a heavily wooded area of ponds, brooks and wetland, as well as I live a ½ mile from the ocean so I get every conceivable biting insect New England has to offer. Early this spring with the Mosquito Magnet running I couldn’t go outside after dusk. Now with the Mega Catch Ultra our yard is our own again. I would suggest anyone considering this product to seriously look at the Ultra. The CO2 is proven (in my backyard) to attract mosquitoes, however even this past week without the use of CO2 I still caught a significant number of mosquitoes, horse flies, and noseeums. I hope the durability is equal to performance of both the product and the customer service. Thanks again."
Marshfield Hills, MA
"The [ULTRA] trap has been very effective and we are very pleased with the results as it seems to have reduced our mosquito population considerably."
"In all the years of owning the systems, the Mega-Catch [ULTRA] has always out-performed the Mosquito Magnet by at least 5-to-1 in catching mosquitoes and other pests. I would say that number is higher, but nobody would believe me. Just the other day, my wife came back from a friends house in our neighborhood. She counted 14 mosquito bites on her legs alone. Her exact words were "I felt like I was being eaten alive". This never happens at our home, and we have a mosquito breeding creek that runs through our yard! Now, I know no system is fool-proof and being bitten on occasion is to be expected; fortunately for us, we don't have any evidence that shows this to be true.
Regarding the Mosquito Magnet, I've actually owned two of them. Their biggest achilles heel is in their reliability. They *may* work for an entire season and that is all. You'll be fighting to get it to run reliably. I love the fact that the Mega-Catch is serviceable, so I'll always be able to fix it should something happen. That can't be said about the Mosquito Magnet. It has since been retired.
Thank you for making such a wonderful product!"
Wake Forest, NC
"Thank you again for what you did for me. I'm really looking forward to having the ALPHA sitting close to the door again. This summer the mosquitoes have been really bad with all the rain we're having and the high humidity. I can answer some of your questions, but I really don't know what kind of mosquitoes we have around here. It seems like the same kind we have always had. I never looked inside the bag to have a good look at them. Just thankful they were in the bag rather then in the house.
We usually run the trap between the the hours of 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. unless it's rainning. The mosquitoes usually don't bother us during the day unless it is gray and humid, then we leave it on. Our patio is just off the sliding doors, and our patio table is about 5 feet from the the doors, and that's where we have the trap standing, and our woods is about 30 feet from the table.
Again, thank you."
"We live facing a public park/woods, and about 100 feet or more into the woods is a swamp (unseen). We bought the house in March 2005. That was the only year when, part of the time, we could sit on the deck that faces the woods.
We bought the Mega Catch machines [PREMIER] about 2 1/2 years ago. The first year, we put them out too late. The next year, We put them out early and the machines were never disconnected or maintained in any way for the next year and a half.
Finally this past week I went down and got both machines (it's down in a wooded valley which, in the past, was over run by mosquitoes).
One machine had been unplugged -- perhaps by a passerby. The other was still going strong, 24 hours a day.
The unplugged one had 1 inch of bugs and the other one was full, even though the skirts had blown off of both machines.
The machine that was still plugged in and working is, to me, the whole reason that this year, for the first time, we've been able to sit on our deck and enjoy the woods, even on hot, humid August days! ! !
I plan to just leave them down there till next year -- they seem to do the job, even with little or no bait! I'm trying to tell everybody in our neighborhood, because the rest of them are still having problems!"
"Thank you very much!!! I can tell you with certainty, the Mega-Catch trap [PREMIER] is MUCH more effective in catching mosquitoes than my old American Biophysics Liberty Plus unit. Same trap placement location is yielding a greater amount of mosquitoes over a 1 month period. You can simply look at the dry net and I know very well what I used to get in summer months with the liberty plus versus the PREMIER. I had the liberty plus for approximately 5 years so you learn what to expect. With the PREMIER I was surprised to see the bag so full... Even ruling out other insects, flys etc, it is very efficient, and that is with no propane !!
Thank you again for your help."
"I own two Premiers. I've used the wet catch method + Octenol with the traps. I had trouble attracting more moths than anything else at first so took out the UV bulbs. Tried the net, then the wet catch method which seemed to work better. I'm going to try the net again this summer for a while as I found I kept forgetting to refill the container with liquid.
In the past I had used two Mosquito Magnets and actually still have one model that still functions well, although using the propane tank is a pain and gets expensive. We live on a property that is 30 acres so I'll use whatever I have. When the Liberty dies I'll get another Mega-Catch. The more expensive Magnet died after two years of use which was very upsetting, as it was quite expensive.
I greatly appreciate the customer service and will certainly recommend your product to others."
"We were very happy with the quick delivery. The build quality is great but most impressive of all is the effectiveness of the Premier at catching mosquitoes. We are seeing a dramatic improvement in the yard in two weeks." [note: using Octenol and wet catch method]
Chris van Heerden
"You get A+ service. Not many companies would be as supportive as you in looking after their customers. I"m BCCing a few people on this email as a way of recommending your product."
"The trap has been working well for a week. I hooked up a CO2 tank and dump a thick stew of bug bodies daily."
"I bought two PREMIER traps last year and they were really killers. After about 2 weeks my wife could walk to the compost pile without being mugged. Once I failed to check a trap for a couple days, and the wet basket was 3-4 inches deep in mosquitoes. I would have to say the mosquito population is down. "
"I have two of the Ultra Mega-Catch, I believe Model MCU400. I must comment that the performance, high construction quality, and the ease of use in working on your units are very much appreciated. We continue to strongly recommend your Mega-Catch Ultra Mosquito Trap to all that will listen."
"I have to tell you and your team: I'm very impressed by your customer support. Earlier today I received a call from NZ about an O ring issue with your OC2 regulator [Ultra]. Your own timely response is in keeping with response. Your marketing is similarly insightful and well thought out. Your company has done its homework and it is nice to see something other than the traditional short term focus as it is pretty obvious to me that you've got some strategic thinking behind your business model."
"It works great [Premier], now we can look forward to another mosquito-free summer out on our deck again. Thank you so much for your speedy service. Very much appreciated."
Prince Albert, SK
"I have experimented with the [ALPHA] unit. I have put it in low places on a shelf, and
on a chair. I found it most effective about 5 feet up in the air, with no obstructions around. I'm in Tampa, and summers are rough. Mosquitoes would bite me while I sleep. It's hard to sleep, knowing that when I get up, I may have a bite here or there, or multiple bites. The octenol lures, increase the effectiveness 300 - 400 percent. My Alpha trap gets most of them, but I am seriously considering getting another Alpha unit for my bedroom.
"The damn thing [PREMIER trap] works...lol we just purchased another one. They work so much better than the mosquito magnet ones - fix and repair every 6 months and their customer service sucks. It is so much nicer dealing with you folks. No i'm not trying to butter you up.. it's just what i have found out dealing with you folks."
St Simons Island
"You guys are amazing. I'll be sure to post great reviews all over the internet. My wife gets softball sized welts from bites so you're saving a marriage." [Using an ULTRA]
Bothell City, WA
"I bought a Mega-Catch ULTRA this summer, it has worked like a charm and has dramatically reduced the mosquitoes around here."
"Thanks. I will be leaving reviews and blogging about these. If everyone would use this device [ULTRA], we wouldn't have a mosquito problem. I haven't had mine for 3 days yet and even without the C02, lure strip or catch basin, I am seeing immediate results; hundreds of dead mosquitoes every 24 hours. Simply amazing. Please send the catch 3000 lures, I can buy the octenol. I think the Mega-Catch 3000 is what I need, I will also be connecting the C02 this weekend. Thanks again and the best product EVER."
Lugoff, South Carolina
"I did a bit of research before I decided to go with the Mega-Catch. Besides the reliability issues with other products, one of my deciding factors was feedback concerning your customer service. I can now truly say you guys stand behind the product and have among the very best customer service on the planet. I will be posting reviews stating as much." [ULTRA]
"I have my PREMIER trap set up with octenol and sugar/soap water. During peak season, I use two octenol strips at the same time, one in each slot. I catch a lot in July/August!"
"This was a year  with 10 times as many mosquitoes in this part of the country, and we only had about 10-20 that got to us instead of the Mega-Catch trap! [PREMIER]. I call that very successful! And since these are the wetlands, I am even more appreciative."
"We really enjoy the outdoors and working in my flower beds and this would be impossible without the machine." [PREMIER]
"Thanks so much for you help. If Mega-Catch ever needs a service testimonial I would be happy to oblige - you were great (as is the modular design!)." [ULTRA]
"The machine works like a wonder with sandflies."
D. Van Belle
"Been using the Mega-Catch Ultra with both the Attractant and CO2 options for almost 1 week and the catch has been unbelievable. I used a Mosquito Magnet Defender model for 4 years but it died last year, so I bought this Mega-Catch Ultra at Canadian Tire and WOW. As you can see in the attached photo, the wet capture bowl was overwhelmed.
I think this Mega-Catch Ultra is amazing and it could possibly make a dent in the bugs, but I could really use a second machine....."
J. Thompson (Winner: Mega-Catch™ Best Photo Competition)
"We've lived in South Florida for the past 3 years in a relatively rural area with many canals. Until this summer our mosquito concentration was what I would consider reasonable and you could easily spend time outdoors without being swarmed upon. However this summer, due to an above average rainy season, our mosquito problem became unbearable to the extent that as soon as you walked outside anywhere from 3-5 mosquitoess would be on you within a few seconds. With an 18 month old daughter who is wanting to play more and more outside, we decided it was time to try and do something about our mosquito infestation. After researching the various options on the market, we decided to go with the Mega-Catch Ultra for a few reasons. First, almost all of the reviews I saw were positive compared to other brands and models on the market. Second, I liked the idea of actually using direct CO2 rather then having to burn propane to produce it like some models. Although we were ready to give the Mega-Catch Ultra a try, I still had some reservations about the effectiveness of any system like this given our environment and the size of my property. We live on 1.3 acres and since the advertised effective range was 1.5 acres, I was suspect on whether this system would be effective for my entire property.
We setup the system with the optional CO2 tank along with the "wet" catch can solution without the Octenol strips (per recommendations in the manual) about 2 weeks ago and placed it in the back left corner of our property about 40 feet behind our guest house. The manual said to not to expect significant results for 6-8 weeks but in our case it took less then 2. We change the catch can solution every other day and have been running it on full auto since we set it up.
To sum it up, this thing has worked beyond my wildest expectations and I would recommend anyone with a significant mosquito problem to invest in it. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for, and while the price may be a little steep for most, I can assure you it is worth every penny."
"The Mega-Catch [ULTRA] has been a life saver. My neighbors are jealous. Frankly I'm surprised they haven't ordered one (or in my case two)."
This customer has also just purchased a PREMIER trap to accompany his ULTRA. The more traps the better we say see Mega-Catch™ Defensive Line – The more traps you have the more mosquitoes you’ll catch.
"In the 2 weeks of its [ULTRA trap] operation, it has been working quite well, noticeably cutting down the population. I'm becoming a big fan especially now that I know I will have good service when I have a problem. I'm using the wet method with water and Hawaiian punch, which they seem to like. I am using the CO2 cannister on level 5 because we have some big events approaching."
"Now about mosquitoes in our area. I live about 40 miles west of Boston. I don't know when we bought the Ultra Mega-Catch but it has worked well since the first time we hooked it up. Within 2 weeks we have little to no problems with mosquitoes, unless I run out of CO2. Our neighbor had a competitor's brand with propane and went through three different machines and finally said "to hell with this", so I bought this machine and he has offered to buy all the CO2 for me forever, as they have no mosquitoes too and they dine outside all the time. I highly recommend your machine to everyone that I talk to."
Gregory Stahl, Ph.D., F.A.H.A.
"I have had my trap [ULTRA] for a short period of time I can tell you it is much more effective than the Mosquito Magnet I replaced. The Magnet gave me nothing but trouble for 2 years and their customer service was terrible. Thank You Again"
"I’m now ordering my second Mega-Catch [PREMIER]. My home is in a little town in MN and everyone knows how big and how many mosquitoes we have in the big woods. All my friends who live within my block just can’t wait until I set out my Mega-Catch. Buying 2nd unit for my sister, who lives in Iowa, and can’t wait for hers to get here. Thanks for a great product."
Richard R. Snyder
New Prague, MN
"I had your MegaCatch [PREMIER trap] up & running all day yesterday & all night. It rained most of the night - thunder & lightening- but your Mega-Catch still managed to kill about 100 mosquitoes! Good job Mega-Catch!"
"I went the dry route so far as a bag catcher and its has been approx 48 hrs and I have hundreds of mosq, moths and a few yellow jackets, I even saw some Asian mosquitoes in there. [Using a ULTRA trap without CO2]."
"Thanks for the tips. I visited my parents for a week's vacation and took my Mega-Catch [PREMIER trap] with me. They live on the bay and the No See-um's (biting midges) are horrible. I didn't know it but the Yellow Flies had gotten bad as well. I haven't counted the final results in the catch bag, but half way through the week, you could walk outside with no problems what so ever. That hasn't happened in a long time at their house. I am guessing we caught over 200 Yellow Flies and thousands of No See-ums. We even had quite a few mosquitoes in the catch bag and they said they didn't even know there were mosquitioes out there. So once again, the Mega-Catch has proven it works and under some of the most harsh conditions anywhere, the salt marshes of NW Florida.
Thanks for your help and an excellent product."
"Thank you very much for your excellent service. I have been asked by my neighbours about these units (they all have Mosquito Magnets) and have told them that I believe the Mega-Catch to be very effective."
"I appreciate the help and for the record, I love that thing. I added a CO2 tank to it and it upped the capacity by a large amount. Thanks for you quick responses and help."
"I want to thank you for the quick response that you showed to me and how much that I appreciate your kind service. I would certainly recommend your product to anybody. Thanks again."
Prince Edward Island
"Thanks for your customer support and I do highly rate your product and service."
Dr N. Rashed
"I recently purchased a Mega Catch Premier from Haven Horse Ranch and have been very happy with its performance. The catch greatly exceeds the Mosquito Magnet it replaced. "
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
"The trap [PREMIER] has worked great by our pool and three ponds. I tell everyone about it when they comment about the lack of bugs and I know several friends have since bought them after I recommended the traps. I will continue to recommend the trap and relay the fact that great customer service exists with your company and behind the product."
"Thanks for your help and I am definitely telling everyone in my neighborhood to get one of your machines and also telling all of my friends about the excellent service you and your company are offering. Keep up the good work. Have an excellent summer."
Moncton, N. B.
It [PREMIER trap] is great. We live on a lake and due to all the rain we have gotten, the mosquitoes have multiplied. I have used a couple different mosquito traps in the past, but this one seems to have been the most effective. Thank you for all your help. I really do appreciate it."
"I bought an Ultra last week and was surprised how well it performs. I can confirm it killed more than 100 mosquitoes in the last 24hrs."
"My family lives on 10 acres near the Merced River in California. As a result, we have always battled mosquitoes from spring through the summer. After researching many mosquito traps, I found the Mega Catch and was impressed by the technology it used - particularly the clever use of CO2 rather than burning propane. We were quite surprised with how effectively our Mega Catch Ultra performed for us. Previously, we would always apply insect repellent if we were going to spend any time in our yard or on our patio. With the Mega Catch in operation we rarely saw mosquitoes around! Last year, friends and family were complaining about how bad the mosquitoes were at their homes, yet at our home and in our large yards, we were practically mosquito-free."
"Dear MegaCatch Team
I have been using the ULTRA model for 3 years in my Phoenix Arizona back yard near my hot tub.
You say, big deal, Arizona does not have bug problems like in the Midwest.
This used to be true.
We have been invaded by no-see-ums and mosquitoes from old abandoned swimming pools and golf club water hazards, fake lakes and rivers in the Disney fake world tradition. My Ultra Mega-Catch has solved my problems, period.
I use the fine mesh catch trap and visit the local C02/welding gas supplier once a year.
I set the timer from 1900 to 0400 every day starting when it gets hot here.
Great work and thanks again."
"I wish to thank you very much for you cooperation and the fast service you provided, please extend my thanks to your supervisors on the excellent job you have done. This client is very satisfied with Mega-Catch and will continue to be one for many years with this type of service. Cheers and have a very good summer. "
Martin Leroux - Mega-Catch user
"Thank you for your quick response. We are certainly happy with our Mega-Catch Premier. It catches many mosquitoes. For example, at the end of last season, we did not remember to empty the cup, and when we opened it up this spring, we discovered a solid1/2 mat of dead insects. This represents many bites that we did not suffer. We are also pleased that you stand by your product. Please do so as soon as possible so that we can catch the early mosquitoes before they reproduce! Thank you very much!"
"The ULTRA Trap is the Canadian mosquito’s worst enemy, in one eight hour cycle using the wet system a little over three hundred dead. (It’s difficult to count wet insects)."
"I purchased the MegaCatch Premier two summers ago and would highly recommend it. It is the most effective mosqito trap I have ever seen and is competitively priced relative to other solutions on the market which don't work nearly as well. And, the customer service and support from MegaCatch is parallel to none. They are truly a trustworthy outfit to work with."
"My problem is not mosquitos, but annoying little flea like bugs that do not bite, but swarm in massive numbers around one's head six months of the year, making our 1 acre yard unusable. I live in rural Northern Virginia in horse country.
I ordered the Premier trap last year, but cancelled, thinking I needed CO2 to have a chance at success. Not knowing if the trap would work, I was concerned about the expense, and our earlier Mosquito Magnet never caught but a few dozen of the many millions in a year's time before it broke down.
The relentless bugs caused me to break down also, and I finally ordered the Mega Catch Ultra with CO2 tank. I was easily able to obtain CO2 at a welding supply shop nearby.
In the first two weeks, the Mega Catch Ultra has filled the water trap with a massive number of tiny bugs every two days. Already the yard is usable. Amazing.
I could not be happier. "
"We finally accomplished our life-long dream and moved from California to Big Pine Key,Florida 4 years ago. We live in an area surrounded by sea and wetlands. The only downside is that on our island the mosquitoes and no-see-ums are really a problem, especially in the summertime.
Someone told us to buy a Mosquito Magnet, so we chose the one in our price range, the unit which used a butane tank. The thing did OK for the first 3 months and caught it’s share of mosquitos, but then mechanically failed, It would not start up. We called Mosquito Magnet and the only solution was to pack it all up and send it into them for warranty service. It took 30 days for the return. We did that and got a unit back that failed again in 30 days. We sent that one back and they sent us a factory refurbished one, which did not work out of the box. We went through this one more time and they finally sent us a new one in the store box which we promptly returned to the store for a credit. The customer service was very poor, long waits for call backs etc.
After a couple of weeks of internet searching, we ordered our Mega Catch Ultra. By then our mosquito problem was so bad that we could barely go outside. The catch rate was unbelievable, I would empty a thick mosquito-soup out of the wet catch container every couple of days. What is most impressive, is that when you need to do any service or maintenance, it is very easy to take the unit apart and work on it and the parts are readily available by mail order and arrive in a timely fashion. I have had very little trouble with the unit and when I have, I have received excellent service from Mega-Catch and have been able to have it up and running in a couple of days. I am not mechanically inclined and it is a piece of cake to work on. We have had our Mega Catch for 3 years and have had to change the bulb a couple of times and change the gas cylinders and it has worked well. We recently had trouble with the timer because of exposure to heavy rain storms etc. I called customer service and within hours had the problem resolved. This is some of the best service I have ever experienced. I would definitely recommend the Mega Catch to anyone, basically because it works, the customer service is excellent and it is so easy to work on completely eliminating the need to pack it up and send it in for repair."
Big Pine Key, Florida
"In Jupiter Florida it has been here for a couple of months already [mosquito season]. My Mega-Catch got a break from October to January. I turned it back on to help control pests in my veggie garden it helped alot. Good work guys and now it looks like business will pick up for all of us. Best regards."
"I'd like to thank you again for the awesome customer service. Word of mouth is powerful advertising and you and Mega-Catch will get praise from me."
"I had a sv [SkeeterVac] from Blue Rhino that had broke. Thank goodness. The Mega-Catch [ULTRA] caught more in 2 days than I would catch all summer with the Blue Rhino."
"I first saw the Mega Catch units at the Santa Barbara Zoo on a hot day around July 2006. I remember seeing the units at work around the elephant section and the flies and mosquitoes were swarming around elephants and their droppings. But about 30 feet away Mega Catch Units were hooked up to tanks, there were far more bugs attracted to the units than where the elephants were standing. That is when I decided that I must own a Mega Catch when I get home to Santa Monica. Pretty amazing product."
Santa Monica, CA
"I recently bought a Stinger Mosquito Vacuum and I swatted more mosquitoes while checking on it than it caught. I have found that the Mega-Catch Ultra is a far superior trap catching many more mosquitoes."
Port Neches, Texas
"I have had two mosquito magnets in the past 5 years. They have a pretty high monthly operating rate and they are a pain to keep in service. For the past 2 years I've been looking for something that was cheaper to run per month and something that I could fix myself if there was a problem. Based on the reviews and research I found I decided to TRY the Ultra. I was just hoping this thing was half as good as advertised. The mosquito magnet left me with seriously low expectations.
I put the Ultra within about 20 yards of the mosquito magnet. I was going to have them duel it out. When I checked the Ultra after the first night I was simply shocked. It caught more mosquitoes, midges, and bugs than my magnet has caught all month. It has an insanely HIGH catch rate. I'm absolutely shocked because the Ultra is just simply destroying the magnet.
Anyway, the magnet is out of propane now and it's headed for eBay. The Ultra is officially the King-of-the-Hill in my yard. :)
Thanks for making such a wonderful product."
"This year  the mosquitoes are so severe like we have never seen before. I also attached a photo of the amount of bugs in 24 hours just to give you an idea. "
"I have since messaging you last recommended to three people at work the units, two of which have purchased and are very happy."
[Using a Mega-Catch Premier Trap]
"Hi Mike. This is Ron Oburn from California. Thanks so much for the help and the parts. Everything is working great and the mosquito population is going down in our back yard. Thanks for your help and I love the Mega Catcher."
I live in Ontario and have a really bad mosquito problem around my yard. After some research on the Internet I came across your ALPHA trap but it didn't appear to be for sale in Canada which was a little disappointing. After looking further I came across the H-Man trap which looked very similar to the ALPHA trap so I ended up buying one. After running the H-Man for 2 months over summer I became extremely dissatisfied with its performance and quality. I would like to know when the ALPHA will be available in Canada as I really like what I have read about your product online and would like to get one for next season if possible."
You are correct in your assumption that the “H-Man” is very like our ALPHA trap. In fact it is an illegal copy which breaches our patent registration in Canada. Some of the “H-Man” marketing literature including ALPHA test reports, have even been taken directly off our website. We understand that the H-Man isn’t registered with the appropriate environmental protection authorities in Canada or the USA. It also runs directly off 120 Volt mains power which is potentially very dangerous in an outdoor setting. All Mega-Catch traps, including the ALPHA, run off a safe low voltage of 12 Volts supplied via a transformer. The ALPHA trap will be available for sale in Canada in 2009 so be sure to keep an eye on our website.
Here is my testimonial. If there is anything that I can do here in the States as a physician, in the way of communication with health departments about my experience with the Ultra, please let me know. As I have stated before West Nile Virus is still a problem.
Please use only my initials and not my name or address.
Again, thanks for a wonderful product and service.
"Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I have a MegaCatch Ultra and recommend it without reservation. I live in New England on a lakefront piece of property. My home is 50 feet from the water and I have had a significant problem with mosquitoes. In the spring of 2007, after much on line research I purchased a MegaCatch Ultra with most, if not all of the options. I did this in spite of my reservation that the company that manufactured the unit was in New Zealand and the marketing firm was located in Denver CO. I took a significant financial “gamble” and won.
The Ultra has essentially eliminated the problem. While nothing can be 100% effective, however, my family and I can be down by the water at dusk without having to use insect repellants. I use 2 lures per month and 2 tanks of CO2 per season and keep the unit on #2 setting for 12 hours nightly. I change the water every week and add the coke and dish detergent to the water.
I was literally amazed that when I need service or had a question that the Denver people could not answer (everyone that I have spoke to in Denver has been knowledgeable, polite and very helpful) I get a phone call usually with in hours (weekends included) from New Zealand.
This testimonial is completely unsolicited."
"I bought my Mega Catch Premier early in the spring. I had no idea at the time what a great product it is. I leave ours on 24 hours a day as i don't want to miss one mosquito. In this day and age of wanting to use less chemicals your product fits the bill perfectly. I take great delight in emptying my "mosquito soup" twice a week. We will now be purchasing another one for the opposite corner of the yard. My sister has purchased one and reports equal fantastic results. The Ministry of Health has informed us of West Nile infected crows in our area so the mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance. Thank you for building such a fantastic product."
"First of all I would like to compliment the product....it works EXCELLENT!!!!! I would empty the catch container every 4 to 5 days and it was FULL of those nasty critters.
The trap was placed in between the house and the backyard. There are approx. 8 to 9 pine trees that the neighbor has that I am sure attract the bugs. I have a 6 foot fence around my property made out of pressure treated wood. Not sure if this has any bearing on the insects... He also has a Registered Garden with the Horticulturall Area of Ontario. As you can see, this garden of his attracts many bugs and is a pain in the you know what!! The Octenol strip seems to have attracted more insects when used. Again, I have to let you know that it does take about a month to really notice a differance in the decrease of Mosquito activity.
Your customer service is # 1. Please feel free to post my correspondence on any of your sites. I am completely satisfied with the Megacatch and the customer service. I have recommended your products to other people and the Paramedics that I work with."
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
"I can't thank you enough for your patience and perserverance to finally get this fixed for me. Your company has truly impressed me. I can tell you that I would not get this level of service from most companies. You should take pride in your high standard of Customer Service.
Again, thank your for everything. I appreciate both yours and Murray's help more than I can say. Have a great day"
"I can't thank you enough for your stellar customer service. I will certainly pass the word ."
"Even if you did not have biting insects in your yard and you had the money, I would recommend buying this company’s product and praying that something goes wrong (which I understand does not happen to often) just so you could experience their customer support. This company takes you back to a day that pride in product and customer satisfaction are the driving force. A time before corporate made shortages and built in obsolesce. Made me even think about visiting New Zealand and seeing if more of their people were like this or that this is just a unique company trait…"
"Thank you for your excellent help and service.
Please tell your management that I was so impressed that today I went out and bought a Mega Catch Ultra.
Incidentally, if you ever need additional mosquitoes for your trials, we have some species in Canada as big as hummingbirds that we can send you. They may even be able to make the direct flight to New Zealand. Joke.
Thanks again for your help."
Nova Scotia, Canada
"Our back yard is mosquito heaven. We have a large back yard with over 20, twenty year old (some nearly 30 years old), trees shading it plus we also have a small pond (about 6 foot by 4 foot in size near the back fence which is also surround by bamboo and small bushes). All of the trees now tower well over the house and our back yard is totally shaded.
After receiving the Premier and reading the instructions I decided to use the wet catch method with the Octenol strip. I followed [the] instructions to the tee, simply using water, soap and coke as the soup for the container.
At first I set it up behind the pond to see if I could get any hits. The first time I pulled the trap to check it, I had several hundred dead mosquito's in it. Like a cat with his dead rat I immediately went in to show it to my wife. She named our mega catch "Killer."
I have since moved it closer to our gathering area on the other side of the pond and it has done well there as well. Our grandson’s play area is nearby and he is also a mosquito magnet and that was the main reason for putting it over there.
We have now gone out in the back yard in the mornings and were able to sit outside and drink our morning coffee and talk without being ravaged by mosquitoes. Last week our daughter and her family came over and we sat out back and were only harassed a little by mosquitoes but nothing like before. Our 18 month old grandson was able to play without a bite.
I have told the guys at work how awesome the trap is, even brought them pics of the water trap full of dead mosquitoes. They are all impressed. Should be. Thanks."
Fort Worth, TX, USA
"Bought a Mega Catch Premier about three weeks ago and I'm delighted with the results. It took a couple of weeks to see results but now I've got far fewer mosquitoes around my porch and outside sitting area. However I'd like you to work on the design. I don't feel that the "Key" is useful or necessary and it's a fiddle to open the door. Other than that, I'll be buying a second one for the front garden (2 acres in all) next year. Thanks!!!
One of my neighbours was over for supper and after seeing the result of my Mega Catch about to buy two Mega Catches for two of her sons. We're just hoping that Canadian Tire will have them on sale again before the end of the season. We were able to sit out for the first time this summer without being bitten. Wowee!!! "
The door was originally designed to prevent children putting their hands into the trap and injuring their fingers in the fan. Since then we added a fan guard so the door is now a second level of safety. Subject to this safety issue, the traps can be operated without the door in place without any adverse impact on effectiveness.
"I am extremely satisfied with my Mega Catch [Premier] and would highly recommend it. I'm here to tell you in Iowa this thing works and it works good. I have an acreage in town, one side is surrounded by woods, a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. We cannot even go outside after about 5 o'clock and when the Mega Catch is running we can be out after dark. I am not going to say you won't have any mosquitoes at all but you can at least be outside and not get ate alive. I wish all my neighbors had a Mega Catch and we would then be mosquito free!!! In my opinion this really works and I wouldn't be without it."
"I live in Milton, Ontario in the country and have two Mega Catch Premier Systems. I am impressed with the simple yet effective design, the traps must work as we see very few mosquito's at or around the house. I have had a variety of mosquito traps etc and find your product yields the best catch by far, with little or no maintance. The timer is a great addition and seems to run flawlessly.. Thanks for a great product and excellent service..."
Milton, Ontario, Canada
"I purchased your premier model.
I live on a lake and I can tell you since I have been running the unit since late May, it has worked very well. Just reducing the majority of them works for me! It has also held up well in the wind and weather.
I appreciate your prompt service. Good customer service means a lot to me."
Ft. Collins, CO, USA
"I just wanted to say how impressed I am with my Mega Catch Premier. I have had it for just two days and already it has caught more squiters than the Lentek unit I have used for the past month. I needed a new unit as the Lentek quit working after just one season, (so much for quality), I'm thus far sold on Mega Catch units and will be promoting them for you. I am looking forward to a much less "itchy" summer now. Thanks for such an awesome product!"
"I want to take a moment to say thanks for the Premier Mega-Catch. This area of Massachusetts has an abundance of wetlands and mosquitos. When we moved here about 15 years ago I had to wear a head net to protect myself when mowing the lawns. I had a neighbor with a net body suit. It was terrible. I tried spraying the area with a garlic spray - which was not very effective but sure made the area smell good. I guess I was too lazy to get a mosquito magnet because I did not want to refill the propane tank every three weeks. We could not go out to our bird feeders without applying Deep Woods Off. It is all different now. About four year ago I bought the Premier after reading the testimonials and reviewing your test results. I also purchased one for my son who live a short distance from here. We are very pleased with the units.
My property is a little over an acre in size with a large part of it being wetlands. When I set up the Premier in my back yard, my next door neighbor said that if it worked he would buy one. Well after about three weeks of using the Premier I asked him if he was ready to buy one and his response was "I don't have to now". My first two days of operation I had captured over 3000 mosquitos. "
Georgetown, MA, USA
"Thank you guys for your great customers support and [I] would recommand your product to anyone else having problem with mosquito etc.. Regards and I wish you a great continuation."
"I bought the megacatch premier about three weeks ago and had it out in my yard for about two weeks. I checked the water trap for the first time last weekend. There were over a hundred in my estimation. There were so many dead mosquitos in there they were rotting in a thick soup that stunk to high haven. Gross! I gave them an uncerimonous burial on top of the compost heap. I'm not sorry to see them go either. The product worked well for me so far and I haven't even used the octenol lure. Thanks a bunch."
"I cannot emphasize how well the Mega-Catch Mosquito Trap works. My town (although Urban in its location) is surrounded buy active brooks and streams with heavy foliage. There is a significant Mosquito problem especially in the early evenings to the point where some people (including myself) could not stay in their backyards after dusk. After I purchased the Mega-Catch I am now able to enjoy evening barbeques with friends. The Mega-Catch worked so well that I approached my neighbor who had complained about a similar mosquito problem to encourage him to also purchase your product. He thanked me. It appears that my Mega-Catch had solved both our mosquito problems at the same time. Thank you again for this outstanding product and your excellent customer support."
"Thank you so much! It is great to know that not only do we have a great bug catcher [PREMIER trap] but we have a company that goes that extra step. Once again THANK YOU and have a really great day!"
"WOW! We ordered and received our Premier about one month ago. Here in Semmes, Alabama the mosquitos get big and vicious. We were excited to try your trap. We noticed immediate results after the first few days. Emptying hundreds of the nasty biters every 3-4 days! Three weeks later we were eating grilled burgers by the pool in our 1 acre back yard. The yard is surrounded by thick woods. Thanks for giving us our yard back!"
Mick & Vickie Fleck
"I am in my second year now with the MegaCatch Ultra. I am really pleased."
" I REALLY do appreciate the fact that your company has gone above and beyond to stand by your product. It means a lot today since not too many companies are willing to do it anymore."
"We purchased the Premier model last year, about mid-season. While we did see some improvement, we still had a problem. This year, I started the trap up early, using the water catch and Octenol and it has been wonderful! Starting early and using the wet catch is key for our area. THANK YOU!"
El Paso, TX
"I Have had 3 of the Mega-Catch Ultra bug catchers for about 4 years now. Other people I know with expensive brands of mosquito traps tell me that most are much too expensive to maintain. Most people do not keep their own devices very clean and of course that adds to their problems. Besides mosquitoes, large enough to dress for lunch, we have 2 flies that bite like crazy. One called a deer fly and a black fly that looks like a common house fly until it bites you. Using the pan [catch container] with a mixture of water, Coca-Cola, dish soap and a touch of cane sugar, attracts all of these annoying insects quite well. Adding the lure bait [Octenol Fragrance Strip] and CO2 makes it one of the best I have ever seen."
"Mega-Catch is the best company I have ever done business with!"
"Thank you for being so prompt in sending the parts. Also for the extra things. Again many, many thanks. We will highly recommend your mosquito traps. We have 8 [ ULTRA traps ]this year and will be purchasing 4 more next year as we have 17 acres of mosquitoes to control"
St Peters Campground, P.E.I., Canada
" The customer service is already better than I have received anywhere else on any item I've purchased on the net!!!!"
"Your unit is the only thing that save us from being eaten alive. We have tried other methods with little success. Many thanks for coming to our rescue."
"We know the trap was working well,when we first got it..earlier this summer we had the hottest days on record..the bugs were horrible you couldn't even got out side after 4pm or you'd get eaten alive. In alberta this year has been the worst for west nile also. After we put up the trap we were able to enjoy the outdoors, & invite the neighbours over to sit outside in the evening. All the kids got to play in the kiddy pool and sand box till all hours. We live in the country,on a small farm. Bugs are a bigger issue for us, as we also have our animals to be concerned for ..west nile can make horses very ill, some even die. Our neighbours all thought the trap was AWESOME! a few neighbours told me they went looking for one but the store was sold out."
"Thank you so much, once again, for providing a level of customer service and support that so thoroughly eclipses any I have previously experienced that it's difficult to find appropriate words to express my appreciation."
"The unit is working fantastically...a great product."
"I am pleased to report that the unit is still catching a large number of mosquitos and it is a good thing because we are getting damp weather now and it seems like there is a fresh hatch every week now. Thanks again and all the best from Canada."
"Prior to purchasing Mega Catch, most of the summer was spent indoors do to an allergy to mosquito bites (the bites would cause a Huge welt on my skin) . It was awful to go outdoors and endure the mosquito bites, or spray on quantities of bug repellent. A friend suggested Mega Catch. Since owning Mega Catch, we are able to spend all summer on the patio. The mega catch has no odor, no noise and is so convenient to use. Most of all it catches loads of mosquitoes!"
Omaha, NE, USA
"Since I started using the Mega Catch Ultra several years ago, the mosquito population in my yard is significantly reduced. In addition to being more effective than propane, the CO2 is much safer, convenient and cost-effective. I only need to change the CO2 tank once per season, as opposed to changing a propane tank every 3 or 4 weeks. The programmable timer allows me to have the Mega Catch Ultra come on automatically when it is most effective - in the early morning and evening hours, resulting in much more efficient use of electricity and CO2. Then there is their world-class customer support. Bottom line - the Mega Catch Ultra is, quite simply, the best mosquito trap on the market today."
"I just wanted to let you know how grateful we are for the quality of service you have given us with setting us up with replacement parts for our Megacatch Premier. We have never had such help with any kind of follow-up in our many years of buying appliances, etc. I assure you that this type of service does not go unnoticed, and we will be letting people know that your company really does care about the best interests of the customer."
Snow Lake Ma., Canada
"I live on 2 acres of heavily wooded land and during the mosquito season it is normally extremely unpleasant to try and work outside due to the abundance of mosquitos. I visited a friend who lived in similar surroundings and saw that he had the MegaCatch Ultra set up along a creek that ran through his property. He showed me the unit and explained how it worked and upon removing the wet container I was amazed at the number of dead mosquitos inside. I was there in the late afternoon and found there to be few mosquitos in the yard.
I was impressed and after visiting the MegaCatch website, set about locating a MegaCatch trap[purchased a PREMIER trap]. I set the Premier up the next day in very short order as I had read the manual when I got home. Initially, I set the unit up near the vegetable garden and let it run for 2 consecutive days. I then programmed the unit to run for 4 hours in the morning and 5 hours in the evening.
After 5 days I decided to change the water in the container and see just how many bugs I had trapped. I was surprised to see that there was almost 1/2 inch of dead mosquitos suspended in the fluid near the bottom and only a few moths on top.
I next decided to move the MegaCatch to the front yard near the drainage ditch. It has been there for 2 days now and I took a quick peak at the catch so far and it looks like it will exceed the catch in the back yard.
It seems that the MegaCatch Premier performs as advertised and if it continues to operate this well, I anticipate purchasing a second unit in order to trap mosquitos in both the front and back yards."
Lee B. Wainwright
"Wow I didn't expect so much, thank you! For the one night use it seemed to be very powerful by capturing many hundreds of mosquitos."
"That is the way customer service is supposed to be! Awesome response, not what I expected:) Thanks, and I am in awe of the great customer service"
P J Rice
"Your customer service was far beyond my expectations. I wish more companies treated me like this! You have a customer for life now, and you can quote me!"
"Hello, I am writing to thank you and your company for your help and guidance in getting my unit up and running. If I were to purchase a new unit it would be a Megacatch unit. Your customer satisfaction is great and I will tell anyone I know that you're company stands behind your products."
Thomas G. Mortson
"We would not be able to enjoy our backyard if not for your Mega Catch. I am recommending it to everyone."
"This will be our third full season using the "Ultra" and I can not begin to tell you what a difference it makes. My wife and I own a historical home in Brooksville, Florida, surrounded by 100 year old oak and camphor trees, in other words, a mosquito haven. Our house has wrap around porches that beg you to come and enjoy beautiful spring and summer evenings and without our "Ultra", we would be fooling around all summer long with those silly products that don't work on a Florida Mosquito. A neighbor has a Mosquito Magnet and is usually curious to see what I have in the basket of the "Ultra" when he is down for a visit. He always seems astonished at the collection of dead mosquitos I have compared to what his Magnet produces. I had to get a new bottle of CO2 this year (first refill), a supply of Octenol and, of course, the control box.I pretty much neglect the "Ultra" except to empty the basket and refresh the Octenol.(No doubt this is why I had to get a new control box!) Otherwise, it stays on all the time, rain or shine, from Spring to the end of Summer. I have attached a picture of our home that you have helped us enjoy.Thanks again for the quality product and your outstanding service."
"I wanted to let you know I got the parts (timer & seal) for my megacatch & was able to replace them & restart the trap easily. Your service coupled with the ease of getting the unit working again has me very impressed and I will certainly recommend the megacatch over the mosquito magnet which is a difficult fix when it malfunctions let alone the monthly maintenance on it."
"I live in a wooded area and our outdoors become almost unusable from the mosquitoes. The megacatch has been a godsend."
"We are located in the Caribbean. Our business is internet marketing and video productions which is how I came across your product. We were filming a sunset at a high-end villa for one of our video/virtual tour productions and thanks to your trap, our crew was spared from mosquitos that attract in great numbers around dusk and dawn. It's the first time I've seen or heard about your product here in the Caribbean."
Paradise Media Productions
"I have had your Ultra unit for 3 years now. When I first purchased it there were some issues that were quickly resolved by a personal phone call to ME from your company. No company I've contacted EVER did that! I have not had ONE issue since. I applaud your customer service and reponse to issues when they arise...which are apparently extremely seldom. Great Job & Great Product!! I have a Great Dane Rescue (http://www.scgreatdanerescue.org) and am considering a purchase of your new alpha for the inside of the kennel area - the outdoor one still works fine...getting ready to place it in service today...figured it's time you heard from me about how great it is to enjoy the outdoors in SC, USA....we have hungry mosquitos here! Thanks, you guys do a wonderful job helping us enjoy outdoor life."
"One reason I purchased the machines(Mega-Catch traps) was the favorable comments on the web from current users of the product. They went into detail of the great after purchase service they received. 'Tis true. thank you. This is not like the service I grew accustomed to with the mosquito magnet folks."
"Mega Catch is definitely the best mosquito control device I have ever had the pleasure of using! Malaria nearly destroyed my family several years ago, and I have spent hundreds of dollars searching by trial and error for an effective solution...thank goodness for you guys!"
Tarpon Springs, FL
"I live with a soft bottom flood channel behind me, which is a breeding ground for mosquitos. I was not able to enjoy the beautiful yard we had created because the mosquitos would take over our yard. I purchased the Ultra Mega Catch three years ago and have not been sorry. It has given our yard back to us. If you have problems with mosquitos, I HIGHLY recommend the Mega Catch."
"I purchased a Megacatch "Premier" about one year ago. I placed it in my outdoor courtyard that is approximately 25 ft. x 25 ft. and is surrounded by a brick wall. I received the Megacatch and found it very easy to assemble and had it placed strategically in the outer most corner of the courtyard.the Megacatch sits approx. 18 ft. from our patio table where six of us normally sit while entertaining. It was set on auto and programmed to start at 7:00am in the morning and to shut off at 11:00pm most of the time. It definitely performed as advertised and my neighbors next door also noticed that there was few if any mosquitos to be seen that summer. Regarding no -see-ums, prior to my Premier model Megacatch, I used to be victim to many bites that were not from mosquitos.....and I no longer have to deal with "invisible insects, because Megacatch has ended their "reign"! Thanks so much to the very user-friendly Premier Megacatch! "
" For maximum performance, I had to move the trap around to find that sweet spot. Initially I had the trap in the middle of the backyard, but that was too close to our table which made the mosquitoes attack us instead, as I moved the trap much further away (about 18 ft), underneath a tree and there you go, that was the "sweet spot" for my backyard. I almost gave up thinking this trap does not work as advertised, but it does if you find the right combination of attractant and placement."
Miami Beach, FL
" I am amazed at the effectivness of my three Alphas and one Premier in dealing with our neighborhood no-seeums. During the warmer period I was catching maybe 300 a night in the premier water catch outside, now maybe 30. We have taken back our screened in pool area using an Alpha. These sand flies are brackish salt water marsh inhabitants and seem to be mostly active at dusk. The Megacatch traps have changed what looked like an extremely bad house purchase to something we can live well with on the edge of an attractive natural area."
Merritt Island, FL
" I consulted the owner's manual and found the helpful suggestion to check for debris in the fan. A few snails had come to live in the unit and a shell fell into the the fan and impeded it. So after two long seasons of heavy use, I took the unit apart and cleaned it.
We love our Mega Catch! It is so obvious that this product really works. It was immediately apparent when the unit stopped -- A return to the bad old days! "
" Excellent support! The technical representative I was dealing with went the extra mile to bring me complete satisfaction above and beyond the call of duty...super fast email response time, even on the weekend when I wasn't expecting to get a reply!"
"I have never experienced such great customer service in years, it is so nice to talk to a person, have them understand their own product and send replacement parts fast. I'm very happy with the trap and outstanding support. THANKYOU. I have told my neighbours about the trap and the service. I have 1 acre and a half property, and my kids were able to play outside a little more this summer because of the fine work the trap did"
"I am the Administrative Officer for the United States Agency International Development. We are part of the U.S. Embassy here in Port-au-Prince Haiti. We purchased the Alpha units for use in the residencies of our diplomatic staff and for our offices. The units work vey well. We will be buying many more"
"I bought the Alpha to replace a "skeetervac" and the Alpha caught a LOT more mosquitoes"
"I have owned a Mosquito Deleto & a Mosquito Magnet. The Mega-Catch Premier is superior to both, no questions. I purchased it last summer, 2006 and it worked great"
Wood River Junction, RI, USA
"I really appreciate your customer service and have to tell you that we've been ecstatic with the results of the Premier unit's work. We're actually considering getting another one for a different area of our yard and will likely order next spring"
"Thank you. I must say this service is far superoir to the treatment I got from the Mosquito Magnet people. I shall certainly make sure people I know realize what a good product you have, to say nothing of the great service, I thank you, respectfully yours"
Ontario, Canada, N2Z 2Y9
"I am blown away by Mega Catch's customer service. If only all companies were as attentive and speedy as this! After placing one call to a stateside ( U.S.) customer service number, I received a call from New Zealand (I'm assuming that must be headquarters for this company) by a technician within 15 minutes!!! The technician identified the problem and even though the trap was out of warranty, he insisted that it was a problem they wanted to fix and dispatched a replacement part AND some extra service parts for the inconvenience! All within 15 minutes of the initial call with no harassment or the usual run-around.
I'm still in a state of shock! I'll be happy to have the trap working at 100% because when it works, it does an amazing job! Thank you!!!"
"Thank you for the quick shipment of the replacement LCD unit for my Mega Catch Ultra. Your customer service is unbelievable as is your product; each time I've emailed you with a question or needed a replacement part the email was answered within a day and the part was in the mail.
In this day of internet sales that is just excellent service above and beyond what is required by your warranty. Since we live in the tropics (Maui, Hawaii) we use the Mega Catch almost year round to control the mosquitoes. As long as I do my part (keep the unit filled with water), it kills mosquitoes day in and day out.
Please enjoy the Hawaiian coffee that is enclosed as a token of our appreciation for your undying customer service and standing behind your products 110%."
'I received my Mega catch premier Last night and put it to use following the directions very closely (without the octenol). I installed it in my 3 1/2 car garage at 9 pm. The next day at 4pm, I had over 500 mosquitoes and a whole lot of other bugs in the water. Now I can use my work bench again without getting ate up. thank you very much. I cant wait to use it in our back yard. This Mega Catch is amazing. It overexceeded my expectations.'
'We purchased several mega catch ultra machines prior to the Australian summer last year, one was for our property at Ingleside in Sydney. We are on five acres and it had got to the stage where we could not go outside after the sun went down as we would be bitten by a combination of midges and mosquitoes, my wife is allergic to midge bites so we could never enjoy the summer evenings outside. A friend of mine suggested I buy a mega catch ultra machine which I did, one for home and one for our place on the Central Coast. On the Central Coast you would shoo away the mosquitoes (big brown ones) with one hand and they would land on the other, at all times of the day. One week after mega catch was installed with the co2, we see maybe one mozzie now and again, but we can now stop living behind the insect screens. At home within a week of setting it up at home with the co2 bottle we had hundreds of mosquitoes and midges in the catch water.
Well done Mega Catch your machines work better than you could claim they are awesome and work wonders on all midges and mosquitoes , they have allowed us to regain the night!!! and the days outside'
Conn and Marilyn Saloumidis,
'Thank you for your recent phone call concerning a lack of performance from my Ultra trap. I took your advice and removed the Octenol strip. The difference in performance was immediate and astounding! Now instead of the mosquitoes swarming the outside of the trap but staying out, the reverse is happening. The most recent check had the bag full of mosquitoes (and moths, Junebugs, etc.) I guess the Canadian Mosquitoes just don't like the smell of the strip.
One question: When new varieties of mosquitoes start appearing (particularly those that switch from birds to humans in late July), should I put the strip back in? Those particular Mosquitoes are the nasty ones that carry the West Nile Virus.'
'John, we tell everyone to fine tune the set up of the trap to their particular mosquito species and as you say this can change over time. Most backyards will have up to a hundred mosquito species over the course of a year and they all respond slightly differently to the traps stimuli. The best analogy is fishing - you can't expect to catch all types of fish using the same bait - MegaCatch.'
"I did receive the lures in the mail just as you promised and I do very much appreciate it. The Mega Catch Premier model worked great. In just a couple of days, we had virtually eliminated the mosquito problem near our place in Texas. We use this as our get away place so we are not there but 4-5 times a year. Your product, I can assure you, has clearly exceeded all expectations and we thank you for making it available to consumers like ourselves. What is particularly noteworthy though is your obvious focus on providing only the best possible customer service. That is really what makes the difference anymore. You clearly went well beyond what most companies would do and for that I am deeply grateful. I am recommending your product to everyone I come in contact with that has a mosquito problem. Thank you for your outstanding product and customer service. It is fully recognized and most appreciated."
Big Sandy, TX
'The MegaCatch Alpha has been working great. There is no maintenance to keep in running outside of emptying the bag and switching out the Octenol every one in a while. This has been great at catching the no-see-ums in our yard as well as the mosquitos. It really allows us to enjoy our backyard.'
"I just wanted to send a short message to let customer service know that my MegaCatch is finally working and what a great job (your customer service manager did). He went above and beyond to help me troubleshoot my unit and made sure that I had everything I needed to fix it. The customer support for this product was fantasic."
"Yes we love the machine, my backyard is about 1/3 acre with lots of tropical plants that like water. Before the ultra we could not sit outside most nights - which is saying a lot as we have the tiger types here in Maui."
"I must admit, your response was a pleasant surprise, and demonstrates that Megacatch is quite serious about customer service. The extras you included were completely above the pale. Thank you!
P.S. Megacatch is a great product. My next door neighbor has a Mosquito Magnet, but my Megacatch captures more mosquitos in a day than his device does in a week!"
"I have tried just about every mosquito catching/killing product that has been offered in the last 40 years with very little success and after this first summer of using the Ultra Mega Catch I can honestly say "wow what an awesome product". We had a swimming pool installed at the beginning of the season and we swam all summer at night. Before using your trap we couldn't even go out at night without being swarmed by them, the black fly "Big Problem" was also reduced "Big time"."
"I can recommend the Mega-Catch to my friends and neighbours. Last August hurricane Katrina ripped through my neighborhood. Many homes were destroyed and families uprooted. Many a backyard pool got contaminated and never cleaned. Cutting to the chase we had a dramatic increase in mosquito population. In just 1 - 3 weeks my Mega-Catch Ultra with octenol strip + 40 lb cylinder of carbon dioxide made it possible to re enter my backyard. It has cut way down the gnat population also."
Ocean Springs, MS
"Living on the gulf coast of Alabama mosquitoes have been a way of life – a constant annoyance that have appeared to be uncontrollable until I purchased a Mega-Catch. I have two and my neighbor has one.
I tried professional spraying and other retail bug control items, but nothing gave us relief until I purchased the Mega-Catch. My friends complained about purchasing expensive propane for other mosquito devices which prompted me to do a little research. That is when I found the Mega-Catch and how simple it was to use.
I cannot tell you how pleased I am with your product and your first class service. Please accept this note of thanks and feel free to share it with others that may have questions."
Gulf Coast, AL
Thank you very much for the assistance with My Mega Catch Ultra. It is just over a year old and let me tell you it is the best thing since sliced bread! The summer before last we could not set foot outdoors without donating 3 pints of blood to the little buggers! I did some extensive research on mosquito control units and yours seemed to be the best choice. Now I can whole heartily confirm that. Thanks again for your assistance and commitment to customer satisfaction. It is very refreshing to see a company stand behind their product!
Clarks Summit, PA
Just wanted to send a note to thank you guys for the superior service I received this month for my Mega Catch Premier. I emailed you with a problem with my unit. I was emailed back the next day with a note stating to give you my address and that you would send me a new
part and accessories- at NO CHARGE !!!!!!! I was amazed when I
received not only the new part, but also 2 bulbs, 2 octenol strips, a mesh catch container, and amazingly, no invoice or any charges due. I am sorry, but I did not save the person's name who contacted me and provided me with this amazing service. Again, I want to say a big THANK YOU to your company for the excellent service and also for this great product. I will recommend the Mega Catch to all of my neighbors, as I have in the past. It truly is a great machine, and this example of how your company treats it's customers goes a long way in my book.
Scott D. McMahan
Sutter Creek, CA
I purchased a mega catch for my backyard. The results are more than I could have imagined. We are catching 50 to 500 mosquitoes a day depending on weather conditions. Our backyard once was a mosquito haven, now has become my families haven. For the first time we do not have to apply any lotions or deet. Your product works so well, that, never in my life have I written a testimonial. This product performs exactly as they promote it... Maybe a bit better. My Family would like to say......... ..Thank you !
Wow! Who doesn't like great customer service (especially free stuff)! Thank you so much. Fox shipped so fast I thought they hand delivered my accessory package. You have been so kind to me.You know that expression "What goes round comes round. I always try to send kindness around hoping that's what will follow in return. And it did! Now to go mosquito catching. Darn critters.
"How do we get replacements for these strips? The Mega Catch Mosquito Trap worked very well for us last summer when we had dozens of people over for a multi-day wedding celebration! Even my sister did not get a mosquito bite which she almost always gets when she visits us! So we need more of those fragrance strips. Please let us know how to get them!!"
"Your Ultra Trap is the only one I've found that catches Asian Tiger Mosquitoes, which is the variety we have in great abundance in southeast Tennessee. Since getting the MegaCatch, this past summer is the first time my wife and I have been able to enjoy our deck for more than a few minutes at a stretch.
Compliments to you for designing a device that works, first of all, and for being so thorough with instructions in the manual. It was a pleasure to work on the trap and see the thought and craftsmanship that went into its manufacture."
"It's working fine. There has been a marked reduction in the mosquito population in our backyard. We can sit outside without constant attack. I believe the secret is to move it around on a regular basis to cater for shifting winds and populations that are protected by the buildings etc. The area we live in is some 300 to 400m from a tide effected salt marsh so there is a constant supply of reinforcements that populate all areas around the house, so if they are outside of the CO2 stream or the physical/visual attractants they are not lured to the trap. In our case two traps would be ideal one on either side of the house would provide a complete envelope of protection."
I love it! We can now walk outside without being carried away. I have been extolling it's virtues to anyone who will listen. Top marks for the MegaCatch Ultra!
"Well its going fantastically well!!! There has been definite marked decrease in mos activity... people who see it are impressed and amazed... but lazy and never get round to saying yeh should get one of those...! "
Robert L M
"Hello. I just wanted to let you know how much I love my mega-catch premiere. We live in Lafayette, La, which has lots of mosquitoes in normal conditions, but after Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, there has been a CRAZY amount of mosquitoes. This is why I decided to purchase a "mosquito machine." It has greatly reduced the population of mosquitoes in our backyard, and our children are able to play outside again!
I did lots of research before making my purchase. I chose your machine because there is no propane tank to fool with, the price is unbeatable, and tests show that it catches and kills a good amount of mosquitoes.
I was concerned that our 6ft fence around our backyard would inhibit the effectiveness of the mega-catch, but it has not. I am recommending the mega-catch to my parents, who live on the bayou. They paid around $1,000 for the Mosquito Magnet and were pleased with it until it broke after only 6 months---something about the propane coil not lighting?? Anyhow, I'm sure that that the Mega-catch will do the job for them as well!"
Bridget F. Helm
"I purchased a Mega Catch Ultra in the spring of this year. I did extensive research over a six month period and chose your unit over the Mosquito Magnet. I had concerns because I live in a very wooded area, close to a small river and very near an area that is "swampy" when it rains. Over the years we had to limit our time outside due to the mosquitoes just overwhelming us. I have two young sons that love to play outside and it was a pain to have to put up with repellents and trying other things with little or no success. After using your product for the past six months, I can say without reservation, that this is one of the best products I have ever purchased! It has worked beyond my expectations.
As a consumer not many times do I feel like I get my money's worth on products. Your product is more than advertised and I want to thank you for making our outdoor life better."
"I received the timer, strips, and light bulbs today and changed the timer out in about 20 minutes. I went ahead and changed out the bulb and saved the old one as a spare. The timer appears to be working properly. I am not sure what happened to old timer, the mega catch is pretty sheltered as it sits under the eve of the roof and away from direct rain. In any case we still seem to be pretty free of mosquitoes and other biting insects. We have about a 1/3 acre back yard and with lots of plants. For the first month or so, when I emptied the catch container and refilled, I would say each time, I had hundreds of dead mosquitoes. Slowly the number of mosquitoes caught decreased as we must have broken the breeding cycle and of course noticed no mosquitoes on our patio or around the pool. I think your product does a wonderful job.
Thanks again ever so much for the very fast response to fixing our problem."
"Thanks again for all your help and quick responses. I was convinced that the MegaCatch was the best unit when I bought it earlier this year. Little did I suspect that the service would be just as good as the product."
"I am writing this letter to complement you on your customer service on your product that can be described as nothing short of outstanding. Not only did you call me at my number in Wisconsin from New Zealand but also sent me the parts to correct the problem without a lot of unnecessary hassle. You are impressive and outstanding as is your product. It is the only mosquito device that we have tried that actually works. Thanks much for your assistance."
J.S. Mayersak, M.D.
"I just want to let you know how amazed I am at the difference between the performance of your Mega-Catch and the American Biophysics Mosquito Magnet. The Mega-Catch is two to three times more efficient at catching mosquitoes than the Mosquito Magnet and cost only about a third as much.
However, the real difference is in the support I received. When I asked American Biophysics for replacement parts and technical help to repair my Mosquito magnets, I was told there was no help, or replacement parts available. My only option was to send the units back to the factory for repair, or to upgrade to the next better model. The costs to me were equal to the price of one to three brand new Mega Catch units for each of the Mosquito Magnets. I elected to scrap the Mosquito Magnets and buy two new Mega Catch units.
When my Mega Catch units needed service, not only was I able to download the complete service and parts manuals online, but Envirosafe sent me free of charge all the parts needed to upgrade my two units to the latest production configuration, and provided free advice on repairs.
Envirosafe and the Mega Catch are the only way to go if you want the best mosquito catcher available at the lowest price, and want the best factory help and support available."
Jim Yanacek, Maryland
Mosquito Capitol of the USA
"Two years ago we moved to Florida and bought a house on a “Preserve.” Although we love most of the animals that live there, it turns out to be a swamp all summer and breeds tons of mosquitoes. I am especially sensitive to insect bites, and felt trapped inside the screened pool enclosure. I understood why none of the neighbors had gardens out back. This year was by far the worst, and at times my legs were swollen for weeks from biting midges and others that left silver dollar sized red welts for 7 – 10 days. I was seriously thinking of moving.
Then I saw your website, and ordered a MegaCatch Premier. I ran with the bag for one night, and caught several hundred insects. Then I switched to the water trap, and cleaned out a thick soup every two to three days. After just two weeks, I had to travel for two weeks and left the unit on 8 hours a day at dusk and dawn. Upon returning, I find I can walk around the yard any time of day. I am starting a garden, and no longer even spray myself with DEET – even now in July! This has truly increased my Quality of Life here, and I can’t thank you enough."
Dan Stanhope, Florida
"Thank you, thank you, thank you. The control box and the timer worked great. My Mega-Catch is back in action. Thanks for the extra bulb and octenol card. You guys are too cool. If you want a kick-ass reference, please feel free to use me."
"Recently I purchased a MegaCatch Premier. I just wanted to pass along my thanks for making a functional product that does what it is supposed to, and isn't difficult to use. We'd tried the mosquito magnet prior to your product, and were disappointed quickly.
I'm attaching a link to my personal site where I post reviews of new gadgets that I've tried. I am the Mobile Technology columnist for AirstreamLife Magazine, and many of the magazine's readers visit my site as well to see what personal reviews I have up that don't hit our publication. I've included a very positive review of the MegaCatch on my site, and we may run a small side story in next year's Spring issue of the magazine for folks getting ready for the next season of travel and mosquitoes.
Thanks for a quality product."
Review is available here.
Mobile Technology, AirstreamLife Magazine
"Please be advised that I received the timer that I requested. Due to Hurricane Season in Florida we have not had a chance to set up the new timer. I wanted to thank you for such a timely response and I am happy to see that your company stands behind its product.
F.G. Poe , Florida
"I was the first person in my neighborhood to get a Mosquito Magnet 4 years ago. Living in Miami, any improvement in the reduction of mosquitoes is welcomed. Soon I had many of my friends and neighbors buying them. However, after 4 years of erratic use and 3 failed power packs later I finally found out about your product. Within a few days the Ultra caught more mosquitoes than the Mosquito Magnet did in a whole month. In addition, the customer service I have experienced with Mosquito Central is leagues above Mosquito Magnet. So you have a new spokesperson here in Miami!
Thank you for your incredible
timely and professional attention."
"Thanks for your phone call today and your prompt reply regarding the fan maintenance/cleaning. My Mega Catch is back in action after cleaning the fan per your instruction. You have a good product!"
"My wife and I live in Minnesota where mosquitoes are a constant problem. We love to spend our leisure time working in our large garden and picking raspberries from our large raspberry patch. We also have several dogs and enjoy being with them outside in the summer months. After a full day of this kind of activity, we enjoy using our hot tub that is also outside.
Unfortunately, our mosquitoes are so plentiful that one just can not be outside when there is a large population of biting insects to deal with. This is why we purchased our ultra unit two years ago. Now we are able to do the things we love to do without the constant discomfort of biting insects. I empty our trap every night and find a huge mass of dead mosquitoes that are trapped and gone forever from our yard and garden. (Our neighbors are happy we have the unit also.)
One more thing, I just received the parts I ordered for my unit. The service was superb and I really feel that the people from Mega catch really care because they offer such excellent service when parts become necessary.
We love this product and we appreciate the people who manufacture these units and offer customer support when that becomes necessary.
Thank you very much for your help. We are able to enjoy Minnesota summers thanks to the ultra mega catch that just keeps working for us."
Alan and Carrie Yeutter
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
"We are thrilled with the Mega Catch Premier. We have tried the top selling brand in the USA which uses Co2 but since these broke down we wanted to try another brand. Found the Mega Catch on a search engine. Ordered one and absolutely satisfied. We caught so many no-see-ums and mosquitos - we used the bag at first as it's easier to see how many you catch. We are going to order a few more machines so our neighbours and friends can benefit from this fabulous machine."
Bo and Mark, Hong Kong
"Satisfied is not the word, it's thrilled. My house is 50 feet from a cypress pond (swamp) and you could not go outside in the warm weather without being attacked by mosquitoes. I purchased the Ultra Mega-Catch. I then bought the CO2 to boost the attraction but it would have continued to kill the mosquitoes without it.
You have a very happy customer and of course I tell everyone. I'm not sure they believe me but that's fine, I'm happy. Thank you."
Lucille D. Verson
"Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we are with the Ultra. Catching hundreds of mosquitoes a night. We live here in New Hampshire and it not only catches mosquitoes and black flies, but also those biting deer flies. In fact, the Mega Catch left in the sun during a warm day catches lots of deer flies.
Many of our friends had bought the Mosquito Magnet and while it works, many are having problems getting the things to work after a single season.
The engineering in the Mega Catch while very advanced, is also simple so that you have confidence it is going to start each and everytime you turn it on.
Thanks for a great product."
Patrick Payette, South Alabama
"You were right and now I have a lot of mosquitoes in the pail. Thank you for putting up with my fears. Last night I was able to sit outside on my deck without the coils and all the awful smells and we only saw a few bugs, it was wonderful. Thank you again."
Gloria Williams, Massachusetts
"I want to tell you how pleased I am with the mega-catch unit. Being from South Alabama, only blocks from our salt marshes, we have put a dent in the local mosquito population. We can enjoy the outdoors without that persistent buzzing. I am amazed how quiet the unit functions. Two guys I work with were so impressed they have purchased units themselves. Thanks again for taking care of my problems."
Bill Wynne, South Alabama
"You were absolutely correct. The fan was unplugged. It's working just fine now. Thank you so much for the great service. It indicates your pride and confidence in your product. Happy days."
"We just purchased a Mega-Catch Ultra and were so pleased that we ordered another after only two days of operation. We have had a Mosquito Magnet Defender for about a year, but it never seemed to do much, and we've continued to have a mosquito problem. As an experiment, we placed the Mega-Catch unit (without CO2) a few feet away from the Mosquito Magnet.
By the next morning, both units were covered with biting flies. And both had caught quite a few mosquitoes. The Mega-Catch caught more, but the Mosquito Magnet set a new record for that unit. It seems obvious that the Mega Catch was responsible for attracting the mosquitoes to the vicinity of both units. Getting the mosquitoes to the unit has always been the problem with the Mosquito Magnet, as we live near the shore where the wind direction tends to change from morning to evening."
"I would like to thank you for your quick service response. I really can't do without your MegaCatch premier unit. Your product is the best."
Pat Taylor, CA 95602
"I just received package contains new parts for Mega-Catch. And I successfully replaced all necessary parts. Then unit starts working as used to!!
We are so happy now. We just noticed that after we lost Mega-Catch working, we got mosquito bite every nights. So, it is very very efficient the Mega-catch works.
And your service is great. I am totally , completely
satisfied with your products and service. You are
Thank you so much."
"I have a Mega-Catch Premier Model MCP400 and have had this machine since May 2004. It has done an outstanding job and I am very happy with the performance."
Joel - MA 02368
"I am very happy with the performance of the Mega-Catch. To date it has enabled us to use our deck all summer while neighbors have been driven indoors by the mosquitoes (Asian variety). Thanks."
Paul - Virginia
"The Mega-Catch worked really well last year. We used it from March until November in coastal Alabama (on a creek) and never had a problem with mosquitoes. The water usually looked like soup every weekend when we'd refill it. I was especially glad to see that biting flies (yellow flies) were somewhat attracted."
Linde - Alabama
"With all the trouble a person has with companies honoring warranties it is a surprising pleasure to have a company who truly provides customer service. My two friends brought the Ultra Mega-Catch as well and I'll be sure to let them and others know about your product and more importantly your customer service. Thank you."
Marold - NY
"When I read your note to my wife, she said "That's Impressive". I agree. Thank you for the excellent customer support. I will swap out the timer and send the bad one back to you when the new one arrives."
Andy - GA
"I really do appreciate the fine customer service that you provide. Being in the service business, I know how important first impressions are and how such actions build a company's reputation. Your interest and extra effort to produce a truly satisfied customer worked. You will get all good advertisements from me.
Following your advice, I checked all the wires to ensure they were firmly seated. When that did not work I took the device inside and laid it down where I could get a good look. As you had predicted, the fan wire was completely loose and hanging in mid air. Outside it had looked like the colored wires were tied to the black wires and that only the black wires were attached. Took the device apart and seated the wire firmly. Screws back in, skirt back on and back in service it went. Great first night catch!
Thanks for the help."
"We have had 6 Mega-Catch Mosquito machines since 2002 and another 3 since 2003. We are quite pleased with there service of trapping and killing mosquito's. We have 15 acres in the middle of the woods in Napies, Florida. Before we got these machines, the mosquito population was very high. We wore spray most all spring and summer. Our property is home for a lot of children and we had to do something to keep our kids from being ate up. Especially with West Nile and other disease's carried by mosquito's. I wood definitely recommend the use of these machines. Our machines are the CO2 kind because the cost for CO2 is minimal and last longer than the gas at least for our use. We have 9 of the 2002 ultra on our property."
Youth Haven Napies FL.
"How often should I need replacement strips? By the way - this thing works GREAT!"
"My wife and I live on a lake and this year we could not go outside as the mosquito population was the worst I'd ever seen. I bought the mega catch and can't pretend to understand how it works with its blinking lights and UV light. All I know is that it does work."
"We were stunned by the performance of our new Mega-Catch premier trap. We have a river side property and in summer we are plagued by mosquitoes, sand flies and midges. On the first night we caught so many insects that they filled the catch container."
“Received the Ultra trap in good order thanks. Works. I haven’t yet used CO2 but I am catching a great lot of mosquitoes – around 150 the first night.
However I am catching a lot of tiny little black insects like midges. I think they must be sand flies or similar.
My question is: does the trap gather up a lot of non biting insects?
I see about 4 or 5 moths but these little things are in the hundreds. Furthermore our garden has plenty of invisible little buggers that bite just around the ankles and sting like mad. I am hoping it is them I am catching."
Response: “Yes you are catching biting midges (no-see-ums). These pests are best caught using the wet catch system”.
“ We live in a two acre lifestyle block in a rural area which is mainly intensified dairy farming. The cows bring a plague of mosquitoes.
We bought two Mega-Catch (MCP-400) and you may be interested
to know (rather than 6-8 weeks claimed) we have found when the traps
are run for 4 days and then turned off it is two to three days before
mosquito activity is noticeable again."
Cathy & Rick Orini
“ You are right about Mega-Catch being a serious mosquito
trap. We started using the catch net on our new Premier trap so
that I can keep a track of what we are catching. After a week we
had caught around 5,000! Thankfully the numbers are falling off
so it is definitely working."
The major benefits gained from the Mega-Catch were the savings in time and travel through the use of the programmable timer/clock. The use of gas rather than dry ice is more convenient and also a saving in cost and travel. The timer also performs as a conservation unit for battery power and gas. The unit performed well and to expectations over more than 3 months.
The robustness of the unit deserves comment. The sites selected for
trapping were mainly coastal with onshore winds and often wet conditions.
Sheep and cattle were usually in the same area and the unit showed no signs
of damage from them. There were no breakages or breakdowns during surveillance
– even in a flood situation that washed the battery connection away
the only adjustment was to reconnect the crocodile clip to the battery.
Another unit operated without fault after falling from a traveling vehicle.
Auckland District Health Board
"Mosquito control is further enhanced by the installation of the world's most proven mosquito trap, "Mega-catch", an ingenious device."
"This device has proven so successful in many field tests, especially
in the USA (although the device comes from New Zealand). We "hide"
this behind the middle villa and it effectively covers all three."
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