SmartPak Equine, now offers The Mosquito Magnet™

Helping Horse Owners Win the War Against Mosquitoes


Pembroke, MA . It's bug season! And SmartPak Equine, now offers the latest and greatest in control of blood-feeding insects. The MOSQUITO MAGNET, a fantastic new trap that works without harmful pesticides, can virtually eliminate your mosquito population in six to eight weeks.

"Our customers won't believe how effective this product is – it actually attracts mosquitoes, no-see-ums and other blood feeding insects, vacuums them up and dehydrates them. No pesticides. Self powered so you can put it out in the far paddocks or anywhere it's needed," states Marketing Vice President, Rebecca Minard.

From January to November 2001, the USDA confirms 413 cases of clinical West Nile virus infections reported in horses from 19 states. 24% were fatal. West Nile is transmitted by mosquitoes.

The Mosquito Magnet has been proven effective at eradicating mosquitoes from challenging environments including the Florida Everglades. The secret to the Magnet's success? Mosquitoes generally do not venture more than 200 yards from where they hatch. Once the egg-laying females are trapped and killed, the mosquito population in the immediate area collapses in six to eight weeks. Continued use of the Mosquito Magnet will remove mosquitoes brought in by the wind. Also controls no-see-ums, sand flies and black flies but does not attract beneficial insects.

How does it work? Blood-feeding insects locate their prey by detecting the carbon dioxide we exhale. The Mosquito Magnet emits carbon dioxide, heat, and moisture, and an octenol attractant. It silently vacuums the insects into a net where they die of dehydration within 24 hours. Tested by the US Department of Agriculture and the CDC. Powered by propane. Place the Mosquito Magnet in a remote, upwind location on your property. Empty the collection nets, refill the propane tank and attractant every three weeks. Ideal for the barn or your backyard.

SmartPak Equine offers three models of the Mosquito Magnet – The Pro, The Freedom and The Liberty. The Pro covers a 1 acre area and is industrial strength with metal housing and is the best pick for the barns or large properties (price: $1295.00). The Freedom covers ¾ acre with plastic housing, great for barnyards or backyards (price: $795.00). The Liberty is the newest model of the Mosquito Magnet and it covers ¾ acre, with plastic housing, and is powered by electricity in addition to requiring a propane tank for CO 2 emission. This is a great, compact model for barnyards and backyards (price: $495.00). Propane tank not included. As with all SmartSupplies, shipping is free with a SmartPak supplement order or $4.95 when shipped alone.

The Mosquito Magnet is the latest in the new SmartSupplies tm product line offered by SmartPak Equine. SmartPak Equine made their debut in the equine health care market with their flagship innovation, the SmartPak, providing name-brand supplements and pharmaceuticals in custom, daily-dose packages. The new SmartSupplies product line includes hundreds of popular and hard-to-find horse health care products from fly spray and vet wrap to Adequan and GastroGard.

For more information about the Mosquito Magnet, SmartPak, and SmartSupplies, visit the SmartPak Equine website at /" target="_blank">www.SmartPakEquine.com or call 800-461-8898.

SmartPak Equine is a proud member of the National Animal Supplement Council and Sponsor of the USEAGold Cup and American Eventing Championships.

About SmartPak Equine
SmartPak Equine was founded in 1999 with the purpose of simplifying the administration of nutritional supplements and medications to horses. The patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system has been adopted by thousands of barns and horse owners across the country, who value knowing that their supplements will be fed correctly. It has been embraced by riders from all disciplines and all levels, including seven Olympic medalists. In addition to the SmartPak supplement system, the company offers a broad line of horse health and rider items, dog supplies, and equine and canine pharmacy items sold through the company’s catalog and Web site. In 2006, SmartPak was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing private companies for the second straight year and is the only equine company ever named to the list. The company has also been honored with a Best Bosses award presented by Fortune Small Business and Winning Workplaces. SmartPak also operates a retail store in Natick, MA. For more information, visit www.SmartPak.com.