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Texol Midgeater Max

“Very Poor Design”

Written on: 11/03/2014 by weymouthdave (1 review written)

We use the Midgeater Max in Dorset for about 6 months of the year. I would have recommended highly to anyone during the first year. The first year caught large numbers of mosquitos and proved invaluable. By the second year the machine was starting to rust and the ignition sytem failed. Every month when relighting the new gas cylinder I had to use a kitchen gas lighter which meant dismantling the access every time. It always proved difficult and took numerous attempts. The bait holder was… Read Full Review

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Texol Midgeater Max

“This thing actually works!”

Written on: 03/05/2013

Can't believe some of the negative reviews on this site. I've had this machine for five years now and it's worked perfectly without any problems. I've seen a significant reduction in the midge population round my patio and My house is in a midge hotspot in the Trossachs. The first time I emptied the bag last summer it was full to the brim! I also find the remarks about running costs puzzling. I put in a new cylinder at the beginning of June and this lasts until August when the midges run out… Read Full Review

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Texol Midgeater Max

“Midgeater”

Written on: 25/07/2012

I bought the Midgeater and used it approx 5 times. after that, the ignition broke and I could not get it repaired anywhere! I have kept the machine in my garage so it still looks brand new, but it doesn't work!! It was not cheap to buy and it was a complete waste of about 650 pounds sterling. Stay well away… Read Full Review

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Texol Midgeater Max

“Midget midge-eater machines NEVER AGAIN”

Written on: 18/07/2012 by Jasney (1 review written)

Midge eater machines...The initial cost of these ( over £500 for the small "midget" or add about another £100 for the bigger "midge -eater" which is only bigger to accommodate the gas cylinder underneath what is essentially the "midget" and no more effective)...is shocking when related to the results obtained. Yes they do catch lots of midges but when you catch a few thousand out of millions or billions then how effective are they? The sellers say they should be specially positioned (and… Read Full Review

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Texol Midgeater Max

“Great for two years then broke down and no-one can repair”

Written on: 27/01/2012

We bought a Midgeater Max and for the first two summers it was invaluable, we were removing full bags of midges every two to three weeks. However, it then broke down and enquiries revealed that the company producing them had closed, as had the only repair service. The design is so poor, the access panel hangs down putting strain on the wiring and the connection. It is fiddly to use and although the actual mechanism is so simple, it is so poorly designed and constructed. Despite proper over… Read Full Review

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Texol Midgeater Max

“to buy a midge-eater or not to buy, that is the question!”

Written on: 25/07/2011

the two previous reviews were SO negative I feel I ought to at least add one positive one! We have had our midge-eater machine for about 4 yrs now and I do believe that we have less midges than we used to. Yes, they are expensive to run, a full gas bottle and tablet each month, but then it's only for three/four months maximum....and we consistently have had full bags of midges each month. The theory is that catching the females regularly will diminish the population...it appears to be… Read Full Review

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Texol Midgeater Max

“£600 spent on this machine which never, ever, caught...”

Written on: 19/06/2010

£600 spent on this machine which never, ever, caught as many bugs as promised despite being fed assiduously with outrageously expensive octenol bait and gas... £30 a month running costs. Gas valve failed after 2 years, powder coating finish shabby and flaking, it is now rusting in the corner of the garden while I rue the foolishness of my purchase and brace myself to take it to the skip. The company has gone into administration .... so there is some justice after all, the product is… Read Full Review

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Nothappy1Bit's Comment

Written on: 22/06/2010

I found this review very helpful because...I have the same experience. build quality is also dodgy, you have to hang the panel down on the electrical wiring when cleaning and that breaks the connectors, there are more midgets outside the net in the chamber than there are in the net so you get stung when cleaning, all this money and effort for a handfull of midges.

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Written on: 14/07/2011

Ditto, exactly same experience with the midgeater. very unreliable, constatly renewing parts,£40 month to run it and if it caught 40 midges a m onth I would be lucky. Absolute rubbish.

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Texol Midgeater Max

“After 4 years of using a Midgeater max it broke down...”

Written on: 11/06/2010 by nothappy1bit (4 reviews written)

After 4 years of using a Midgeater max it broke down and needs a new engine what comes down to a complete write off, I have serviced the machine following the guidelines and stored it in the winter in a dry place under cover.
I have come to the conclusion that the Midgeater max is a waste of money, the initial cost of buying it was £650,00 than it needs a octonol tablet every 28 Days at £7,00 and a full tank of patio gas every 28 days at £24.50
Running this machine has cost me £1154,00 over 4… Read Full Review

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