Little 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.
|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.|
|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.|