Mosquito Trap Review:

Mega-Catch™ Alpha ( MCA-900 )

mega catch alphaLittle brother to the top-performing Mega Catch Ultra and the bestselling Mega Catch Premier, the Mega Catch Alpha Pro 900 is an entry-level mosquito trap which employs some of the same winning technology as the other Mega Catch models with a pricetag of under $150.

The Mega Catch Alpha doesn't have as many high-tech features as the more expensive insect catchers, but it offers up to a half acre of coverage at a reasonable price. The energy efficient Alpha Pro 900 uses less electricity than a 20 watt bulb.

The company literature mentions that the Mega-Catch Alpha can be used indoors or out. I have to say we're not big fans of using mosquito traps indoors - there's always the chance that the mosquitoes will find a tasty human before they find the trap - but the Alpha's certainly portable enough and there are no toxic emmissions, so you can certainly gve it a try if you're game! (Just remove the ocetnol strip first or it will leave a nasty smell in your house!)

Introduced in 2011, the MCA-900 (Alpha Pro 900) replaced the previous Alpha model, the MCA-600.

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Details:

Attractant(s) Used: Multiple frequency UV pulse light, heat, optional attractant.
Capture method(s): A fan pulls mosquitoes into a catch-bag inside the trap.
Additional features: Weatherproof ABS housing, all-weather fan with stainless steel ball bearings, 12V weatherproof power supply with universal voltage detection. 12 month manufacturer's warranty.
Price range: $149
Supplies and Accessories: Optional: Extension cord, optional Octenol attractant.
Cost of supplies: N/A . Optional attractants cost approximately $29.95 for a package of two.
User feedback: User feedback is mixed - this seems to be a "love it or hate it" product.
Comments: The Alpha doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the top-of-the-line Ultra or even the Premier, but it's a well-made, durable product. We recommend using it with the attractant strip.

Where to Buy:

MegaCatch.com (manufacturer)

Specifications:

Dimensions: 9.5" x 9.5" x 13.5"
Weight: 3 lbs.
Power Source: A/C
Coverage: Up to 1/2 acre, with a 90' range. Good for patios, balconies, decks, gardens and small yards.

Where to buy :

MegaCatch.com

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