DynaTrap DT1260-TUN Insect Trap Review

Ideal for patios and porches

By Craig Basset, Expert Reviewer for Repellent Guide

published: Aug 26, 2023 | updated: Aug 28, 2023

I've always been a huge fan of spending evenings outdoors, whether it's barbecuing with friends or simply enjoying a quiet moment with a book on my patio. But my tranquil evenings often turned into relentless battles against mosquitoes and other flying menaces. Living near a lake, the swarm of gnats at dusk was unbearable. Opening the door without a battalion of bugs infiltrating my living room was next to impossible. This was until I decided to give the DynaTrap DT1260-TUN Insect Trap a shot.

Assembly was a breeze. The trap sports an elegant design with a rich tungsten finish that not only complements my outdoor decor but is also pretty unobtrusive both visually and in terms of noise. It didn’t scream “bug zapper” like other devices and instead, subtly blended into the background. The pole stand provided was an added convenience for easy installation.

I was initially skeptical about its promise to silently kill mosquitoes and other flying insects, but I've been pleasantly surprised. The UV bulb lured them in with its warm blue light, while the CO2-emitting titanium dioxide-coated surface seemed irresistible to the mosquitoes. The fan was the game-changer though; without any zapping or buzzing, it quietly captured these pests in the retaining cage. By the next day, my airborne adversaries had met their end.

Within a few weeks, there was a significant drop in the insect population in my yard. I remember one evening, just after sunset, sitting with my dog (who, by the way, often bore the brunt of mosquito attacks with welts to prove it) and marveling at the peace. Not once did we swat away any mosquitoes! It felt like the trap had turned off the bugs around my home.

A little tip from my experience: heed the placement advice. Before getting an extension cord, I placed the trap near my porch, and it felt like I had summoned every bug in the neighborhood! Once moved 20-40 feet away, as recommended, the problem was resolved. The fan is so silent that it's easy to forget its impact. Cleaning out the basket revealed its efficiency – it was almost full in just over a week!

Now, evenings on my patio are exactly as they should be: peaceful, bug-free, and filled with the sounds of nature, not the whine of mosquitoes. The DynaTrap DT1260-TUN Insect Trap has truly transformed my outdoor experience. Whether you're plagued by biting flies, moths, or those vampiric mosquitoes like I was, I can't recommend this product enough. Say goodbye to chemical repellents and hello to serene nights!

Ease of use: 9
Value for money: 8
Performance: 9
Score: 8.7
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