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ALPHA (Refubished) (MCA-900RF)

$149.00 $112.00
SAVE 25% off New! Refurbished to the highest standard, inspected and certified by our own Mega-Techs. Includes Mega-Catch’s™ one year warranty.
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SKU: MCA-900 RF
  • maximum range 90 feet (27m)*
  • maximum coverage 0.5 acres (0.2 hectare)*
  • Lightweight, compact and affordable, the Mega-Catch™ Alpha Mosquito Trap incorporates the latest technology and some of the features used in our top of the line ULTRA Mosquito Trap.

    The Pro 900 Series Alpha which replaces the earlier model (MCA-600), has an improved heat profile, multi frequency UV LED's to increase capture rates as well as a new all weather fan design with stainless ball bearings to maximize performance and minimize maintenance.

    Ideal for use in small yards, patios and gardens, the Mega-Catch™ Alpha Mosquito Trap can attract mosquitoes and other biting insects from as far away as 90 feet. Heat pulsing from a powerful central core heat system with digital pulse width modulation channel allows the Alpha Mosquito Trap to simulate subtle changes in human body temperature.

    Designed to work without or without attractants, Mega-Catch™ fragrance strips have been specifically formulated to boost capture rates of nuisance mosquitoes as well as sand flies, black flies and biting midges (no-see-ums).

    • Rated for both indoor/outdoor use
    • Central light array incorporating oscillating multi-frequency UV LEDs
    • Powerful central core heat system
    • A central multi-frequency colored LED cluster which is programmed to illuminate and give the appearance of movement within the Trap
    • Works with or without attractants
    • Easy fit mesh catch bag
    • Safe 12 volt operation
    • All weather fan design with stainless stell ball bearings to maximise performance and minimize maintenance
    • High gloss, durable all weather casing made from impact resistant ABS plastic
    • Works with or without attractants
    • 12 month Manufacturer's Warranty

    * measured in optimum conditions

    Whats in the Box

  • 1 x MCA-900 Mega-Catch™ Alpha Mosquito Trap
  • 1 x Standard Mesh Catch Bag
  • 1 x 100-240/12 Volt Weatherproof Power Supply
  • 1 x Operation Manual
  • Packaging Size: 15" x 12" x 10" (39cm x 31cm x 26cm)

    Packaging Weight: 4 lb (2 kg)

  • Patience and experimentation are the keys to getting the best out of your Alpha Trap. While the Alpha has been designed to catch immediately there is any mosquito activity in the vicinity, it may take as much as 6-8 weeks of continuous use to reduce local populations to the point that breeding cycles are interrupted.

    With or without Lures

    Octenol, a known mosquito attractant, and key ingredient in Mega-Catch™ fragrance strip, has been proven to enhance trap performance and increase capture rates of a wide variety of mosquito species as well as black flies, sand flies and biting midges.

    However, the effectiveness of lures does vary greatly between different species and we recommend experimenting with and without lures. There may be 30 species in your yard, and only some of them will be a nuisance. Other attractant odors such as old sweaty smelly socks or even smelly Limburger cheese can also assist with increasing catch rates.

    Location

    Trap location have a signi­ficant affect on catch rates and is worth experimenting with. Mosquitoes need water to reproduce. Once they hatch and are airborne they will typically reside in vegetation such as shrubs/bushes/trees and long grass during the day.

    When placing your trap think shade, shelter from strong winds, damp areas, and vegetation. Place your trap in the shade between your house and the mosquito area, but no closer than 20-30 feet from where people tend to dwell outside.

    If there is a gentle prevailing wind, then place the trap so that any added attractants, such as mosquito lures, will waft back into the mosquito area. If one location doesn't work, move the trap to the next one that you have identifi­ed. Note: in one study trap location made up to a 4 fold difference in catch rates, hence the importance of experimentation to ­find the best location. Even a move of 20 feet can make a big difference in some instances.

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