Another useless product.
This sounded great in the ads, and for the first can, it worked perfectly. However, subsequent refills do not work - and we cannot fathom why! Sprays for the first hour or so, then nothing. Wasting batteries as well as product cans.
The idea of the product is sound, but the refill side does not work as advertised. Makes one wonder if it's meant for single use only, as it certainly does not work for subsequent uses.
good when working!!
we have had to replace auto sprayer as often as the batteries?? it does the job when it is working we have 2 of them same problem,it seems like the motor gives up working.
Purchased in January 2020.
- Verified purchase
Like another reviewer (Tahlia J), I discovered more insects after using this product. I had 3 canisters in a small apartment spraying simultaneously, 1 right beside my pantry where the infestation was. Not one corpse to be seen over the following days. A waste of $16.00.
Find this product pretty useless. It seems we have more, not less insects since starting using it. Weird that it’s 98% eucalyptus but doesn’t smell like it. Won’t be buying it again. Don’t waste your money
Purchased in February 2020.
Effective on flies, useless for mozzies
Bought this (along with an outdoor one) a few months ago, mainly to reduce mosquitoes as we live near a river. The indoor one we installed as per instructions at the top of a stairwell, about 30cm from the ceiling pointing into the stairwell. It's the only place insects can reach the top floor, with all upper level windows having flyscreen on it.
On the first few days I was pretty impressed, seeing dead flies on the stairs. However, mosquitoes were still making it to the bedroom, so I thought it was just not entirely effective on mosquitoes. T...he turning point was when the can ran out, and I didn't notice - The mosquito population didn't increase noticeably. At this point I thought I'd try a test: I put a fresh can in and left the doors open one night, cranked it up to the highest setting, then sat in the hallway to see if mosquitoes were getting past it into the bedroom. Turns out, there's about a 70cm radius from the sprayer where mosquitoes won't land. Other than that, mosquitoes were sitting happily on the ceiling just 75-80cm away, even after 3 puffs from the machine. I sprayed a competitor's product into the air for just 2-3 seconds, and within 10-15 seconds, every mosquito was dead. Save yourself both the money and the health hazard of this product that just puts poison into the air 24/7. A single spray of traditional fly spray (during which you can hold your breath), was far more effective than leaving this on permanently.
Purchased in September 2019.
Health safety concern
Spray location at main entrance of 1 bedroom unit. After 2 nights with the spray , my lips stated cracking; my partner had a nose bleed for first time ever; cat shed more than her usual amount of fur. While it keeps the bugs away, I have serious concerns about its health impact. A big NO NO for me
Great when it works.
Great when it works. However 3 dispensers we have stopped working - the red lever doesn't depress the nozzle any more. I expected that the mechanism would last longer than a few months! It was used for a couple of months last summer and now nothing! Just when we need it. Would like a refund.
Purchased in January 2019.
Don't buy Morntein...Buy coles similar item works better & only $10 (Including 1 can)
Mortein red lever did not depress at all. Not even once. Tried Coles & it worked really well & had a immediate effect. My cat had no problems with the spray (Which i was worried about). I had a very bad infestation of fruit flies & Coles product fixed it up in 24 hours. Also coles is only $10 including 1 can.
Dont buy mortein
Purchased in October 2019 for A$30.00.
Not clever enough
It seems I’m sensitive to the spray. The spray definitely takes out all the bugs. It’s like taking a sledgehammer to put a nail in a wall for hanging a picture. Why does it spray so often? Why is there no adjustment? Why do I have to keep putting new cans in it? I just want to turn it down a bit so that it doesn’t bother me with bad chemical tastes and still gets rid of the bugs. I’ll have to make some modifications to the dispenser.
Worked great for a while
The automatic spray unit worked great on sandflies in a small holiday house for a summer, with a short spray every little while. A pair of AA batteries lasted for about 2 cans over the summer being used every couple od weeks for 2-3 days. However this summer it only worked for an hour or so before the spray unit drive mechanism died (yes, I checked the batteries & spray can), and it just wont operate the spray can any more.
Ive gone back to the mosquito coils till I can find something better.
Happy with the spray, it cleared my house from insects especially spiders and flies which are the most troblesome. Lots of deceased flies post invading my home.
Not happy with dispenser. Stop working after some time. Changed upto 4 units and all with the same problem. The red lever does not fuction properly and stopped spraying of insectcide.
No way to get refund as there is no product guarantee for the dispenser.
This is rubbish and the support from the company is appalling
We have had these systems in our home for around 1`2 months with no issue. The last one we had had a faulty valve which leaked onto our cabinet causing a bad stain. I have been contacting bloody Mortein for around four months about this but they are obviously not interested. The have asked me to send photos, which I have, then asked for more photos, which I sent but, like many companies, they are not prepared to do anything. Better off buying generic brand as the quality control has obviously gone the same was as their customer support - somewhere in Mumbai.
Made me sick
I have Fibromyalgia. 1st Evening I tried it, huge anxiety attack and and flare up of fibromyalgia symptoms e.g inflammation, pain, tiredness. Did not realize at that time it was the product. I had it turned of during the night and did not turn it back on until 3 evenings later. The same thing happened. It appears that the 2% what is not natural can cause these symptoms. Disappointing. Maybe a good idea to mention that on the can.
Questions & Answers
I have the same problem as many. Worked fine for first can. Half way through second stopped working. Tried changing to third can and also changed batteries in case and still not working. I understand things have a lifespan but 6 weeks?? This is also the second one I have bought as my first (different brand) did the same thing so guessing all brands are useless. It really works though when it’s working properly. I see many people on here have discussed the same thing but has anyone received a response or is the company doing anything about it? Thanks
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