I have long had a belief that human’s Hell is also bugs’ Heaven. Not all insects, mind you. Just the one that really, really annoy or scare us. Wasps and mosquitoes are at the top of my list. In fact, my kids are petrified of wasps (I’m still teaching them that bees are ok and necessary for human survival but that is another story.) Spiders are sort of in that purgatory state – good for some things like capturing and eating those bad pests, but bad in other ways, especially spider bites. Let’s just talk about those bad flying bugs that plague my backyard – mosquitoes, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and moths. I’ve been looking for a solution to battle those guys for a long time and I’m not really a huge fan of covering my family’s bodies with bug repellent each and every time that they went out in the backyard. And, since we have a pool, that repellent washes off every time my family goes for a dip. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a device that would attract, capture, and kill those bad pests? Well, there is, and I’m reviewing it here. It’s called the Dynatrap DT2000XL.
According to the product documentation, the Dynatrap DT2000XL boasts of some quite compelling features. And, you have to keep in mind, there are a lot of different types of bug-extermination solutions out there. We all know about bug zappers. These have lights that attract bugs and when they come in contact with some electrified grills, they are instantly zapped by electricity. But with those, you are left with a pile of dead bugs on the ground and you have to endure that constant zapping noise (so much for a tranquil evening). There are also propane-powered solutions that create CO2 which mosquitoes are attracted to and then they are killed in similar ways, most likely by dehydration (like the Dynatrap). And, of course, you can have your yard fogged which kills off bugs with insecticide, but for me, I would rather not introduce more chemicals into the air. It may harm other helpful insects as well. So, I circle back to the Dynatrap and the features.Read More