Total rubbish. Gecko will not reply to emails, or any requests for contact. Item is 1 week old and usless.
Never worked from new.
No customer support.
Waist of money.
I cant say if it's any good as it never worked from new and Gecko have no customer support or warranty. Just Chinese cheap junk.
Not worth buying.
Definitely didn't kill any mosquitos only some small insects. Used it inside and outside and still got bitten by plenty of mosquitos. The inside test I did proved it didn't work at all. Just another crap product that Bunnings sells. Very disappointed.
Fixed my mosquito problem
I am a person who cannot afford to be bitten by a mosquito. At dusk I play with my dog in the back yard, I use to have to cover myself with repellent. After using the Gecko my mosquito problem has gone away. In short this unit works really well and does exactly what is says it does. The cage in the bottom has pretty much heaps of mozzies in it every night.
Average - paid over $100. Not worth it
I dont normally give bad reviews but have to be honest. I thought I would spend a bit extra especially after reading these reviews. I was reading up on this product while looking at Bunnings In Brisbane.
Catches a heap of moths but still have a heap of mozzies around. I have followed all instructions and only have a small outdoor area and still getting mozzies landing on my arms and feet...
It is nice and light in weight and cord is a great length. Shame bout the mozzies. Thanks.
have 2 of these, work very well at catching mozzies, main problem are the geckos that get caught in the fan chasing the moths that also get trapped and stop the fan rotating, need to check daily, also have a blue light electric zapper that is pretty well useless compared to this one, good product that works,
Over 1000 mozzies in one night
I have had this trap running none stop for about a month now. We had well over 1000 mozzies in the first night and the numbers have gone down a lot since then, it has made a big impact on the population. A tip though is the use one of those Octenol attractants on the side of it as well. The fan system kills most of the mozzies while letting you setting most of the other bugs free (some dont make it).
Good product works very well
First night set up in my outside laundry . Turned on to operated non stop .Started at 4 pm in the afternoon ,checked at 8 am next day . After a opening about 6 or so live mozzies got away , the dead count was 7 small moths and 57 mozzies so far very good
After using the device for 4 weeks there hasn't been a single mosquito in the trap but plenty of moths.
As we have mosquitos around I placed it in different locations but still no result.Absolut disappointed.
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It does what it says....
This insect trapper is amazing. Portable, light, you don't need a masters degree to set it up, just hang it and walk away. Auto on/off, in the morning you have a basket of bugs, override switch let's you have it on 24/7 if you want or let the auto turn it on at night. You don't have to worry about switching it on. I can finally use my outdoor area night and day...best thing EVER!!
Great idea, worked well but too noisy
I liked the idea of this device. It apparently creates CO2 to attract mossies and isn't as bright as the usual zapper, it also "captures" the bugs without the usual zap noise.; we also loved the automatic daylight sensor.
While we found it very effective, by just the second night the fan had developed a hum or whine which was loud enough to hear in our living room from ten metres away with the door and windows closed.
Sadly we decided that it was likely going to be a recurrent problem so decided to return it for a refund and ended up with one of the usual zappers. It's a shame they can't combine the light and CO2 technology from this with the no-moving-parts technology of the zapper.
Best mozzie zapper weve ever had.
We set it to be on for 5 hours each night, and its worked really well to reduce the mozzie population. We have a lot fewer mozzies outside - I didnt get bitten when I hung washing out at 6pm! - and has also dramatically reduced the number inside. We have screens but the doors are opened a lot for the dogs to come in and out.
Highly recommend this product.
Meant to create C02 to attract the Mosquito's, I call crap.
This device is meant to create C02 to attract the Mosquito's, I call crap. This unit captures less mosquitos compared to a yard guard bug vac which uses UV light alone as an attractant. I've been running this unit 24/7 and I'm Not impressed.
Absolutely amazing for killing mosquitos
We want to thank you for giving us an alternative to killing mosquitos. We back onto a wet lands area and have a chicken coop and our birds totally appreciate your system. We had a massive mosquito outbreak two nights ago and just emptied the catcher. In two days it was absolutely full of mosquitos and green afids. The odd moth got caught up in the hype but the catcher amazed the birds and they got their revenge when it was emptied out for them to feast on. Crazy..
Purchased this as we live near wetlands. What an absolute lifesaver. Works so well in our patio area we bought a second one for the chicken coup. Probably doesn't cover the 40m as advertised but we just bought a second one. We would catch 100-200 per night. You can stand n outside and not get bitten. Highly recommended. Thanks for a great product gecko.
it says 40m coverage. I think they meant 40mm
Been running this for non stop for a week now. It has caught very few mosquitos so far. It's funny every time I clean the Gecko I am attacked by mosquitos sitting within a meter from it.
The best thing it is good at is to catch lots of moths which.
I am not sure what the claim about 40sqm refers to but it has no very little effect even with 2sqm around it. Further it uses a fan which is so noisy that its constant humming can be heard in the rooms nearby.
Purchased for inside the house
Purchased this because I am being bitten at night inside my house, by mosquitoes. Can’t work out how they are getting in. This hasn’t solved all my problems, however it does work. I have had it for two days running 24 hours a day. It catches nothing during the day. It has caught six mosquitoes each night. I am still being bitten at night, however have high hopes that if I can find and close off the mosquitoes point of entry, this lure will eventually take care of all the ones remaining. I was very impressed that it caught any. I had thought the...re was only one or two inside that snuck in when we went through the front door; it has shown me that there were at least 12 and that the problem was bigger than I realised. Once my inside problem is sorted, I look forward to using it outside. Only down side is that there is no way to stop the mosquitoes flying back out once you turn the unit off. Any that are still alive, are kept inside the unit by the force of the fan. Once the fan is off, or you take the trap off, the quick little mozzies flit away. I haven’t worked out how to prevent this so I simply keep it on for now. Thinking I may need to enclose the whole thing in a plastic bag next time I want to empty it, so that at least I can unplug it, take it outside, and then empty it. Most mozzies that end up in here are dead by morning, but I have accidentally let one go and seen another still alive in there. Edited to add: it’s a few months later and this has been amazing. I located the entry point for the mosquitoes - a door that had no seal under the bottom - and I blocked it. Every now and then a mosquito still makes it into the house and spends all night biting me. I have a routine now. As soon as I wake up itching, I put this on, in a high spot in the lounge, and run it for a day (or two to be sure). I pop a plastic bag over it, turn it off, take it outside, and dump out the usually dead mozzies. I am usually not bitten again the night after, so it usually catches the mozzie in one night. Fabulous. Haven’t used it outside yet but when the weather warms up I look forward to using it to reduce the mosquitos around my home.
Now over a Thousand.
I live in a heavily infested mosquito area and each time i clean out the cone trap the sink is black and I'd say around 200 each time is normal.I started with 1 a year ago and now have 4 of these going 24hrs around the house and they are phenomenal-Bunnings have sold out in the Newcastle area as i brought the last 2.
Expensive but works.
Bought this a couple of months ago and haven't been bitten since. I've tested it by sitting outside shirtless and in shorts from late afternoon till after dark many times and haven't seen a single mozzie. We'd normally be eaten alive. If there are a lot of insects around it needs to be emptied every other day. If ants crawl up the lead to get the dead insects liberally coat about 200mm of the lead with vaseline. Excellent product.
Questions & Answers
Can anyone advise if they have had success using this for biting midges? Or only works for mozzies?
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