The EPA registered Mosquito Magnet Octenol is a secondary attractant the mimics human breath drawing mosquitoes and biting insects to the trap.
Octenol attracts most mosquito species including salt marsh mosquitoes as well as no-see-ums and black flies. It lures biting insects to the Mosquito Magnet trap where they are captured then dehydrate and die. Increase your catch rate up to 10 times!
Using a secondary attractant is critical to the performance of your Mosquito Magnet trap. Once mosquitoes sense the carbon dioxide, they need secondary attractants, such as, Octenol or Lurex.