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Blue Rhino SV3100 SkeeterVac Mosquito Eliminator, 1-Acre Coverage
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- Eliminates mosquitoes and other backyard insects
- Electronic ignition easily sparks the filled propane tank (propane sold separately)
- CO2 rating is 27,000 cc/hour
- Assembles easily in minutes; no tools required
- Measures 25 x 12 x 19 inches; weighs 19 pounds; 1-year limited warranty
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|Item Dimensions||31 x 12.1 x 24.9 inches|
|Item Weight||19 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||CPSV3100|
|Shipping Weight||24.6 pounds|
Within 4 to 6 weeks of operating the SkeeterVac around the clock, you will notice a great insect reduction within 1 acre of your yard. The Motion Lighting feature attracts a broader range of insects to increase your capture rate. The SkeeterVac measures 25 x 12 x 19 inches and weighs 19 pounds. It's quiet, odorless, child-safe, and presents no pesky cords to trip over or get in the way of the lawn mower. A 1-year limited warranty is included.
Top Customer Reviews
Bought and am using it now with success. Items that might be useful to your purchase decision are propane (16 days to replacement ($19.60 per tank)), supposed to replace tak-trap (approx. $8) also, plus every 30 days the manual suggests replacing the octonal (fine tune) at $17 each, making the monthly price you will be bitten by is approx. $35 per month in maintenance. Its worth it to us, but with an 8 month season (Florida), it isn't cheap. We find it useful to purchase two tanks and get refills both at once to cut down on tank transfers.
Have tipped it over once (backed into it with the golf cart quite fast) and it broke the plastic retention and cover holder into about three pieces and with some super glue, repaired it and it still works.
You'll also need zappers to be rid of flies and other insects since it doesn't seem help with them.
You'll hear some fan type noise but negligible if over 20' from unit.
All together, satisfied with its operation.
I live in New England on the border of some wetlands. Our summers are filled with mosquitoes. My expectation of the trap wasn't that it would eliminate these pests entirely but that it would significantly reduce the problem.
First, let me agree with most of the comments here - the SkeeterVac is very well constructed and I've had no problems with the device working. When I change gas tanks it starts first time. I've placed mine close to the wetlands and it survives the elements fine.
Second, let me also agree that the cost of running the SkeeterVac isn't cheap. I change my tank roughly every 20-25 days and change the sticky paper about three times a season. I go through one or two lures a season too. I run the thing from May thru to the beginning of September, so you're looking at about $150 a year, depending on what you pay for propane.
After three seasons my Vac is still working, with some caveats:
- The first season, the Vac was amazing. I was cleaning out a near-full trap of mosquitoes every other day, and the reduction in mosquitoes was very noticeable.
- The second season the effect wasn't nearly so pronounced and I wasn't catching nearly as many pests. This was in a year that was much dryer than normal, so we should have had fewer mosquitoes.
- The third season, I'm again getting a full trap, but still not as effective as year one
- The Vac hasn't eliminated the problem - in the evening we still see a lot of mosquitoes. But is is better.Read more ›
That first year I bought a "Mosquito Magnet". There are a bunch of different models & I bought the higher end "Liberty" model for somewhere around $500, hoping it'd be the best one. It was good, caught a lot of mosquitos but it was a bit finicky and sometimes wouldn't start up- I got a lot of error lights and getting it to work was hit or miss. A few months later I saw a cheaper model of Mosquito Magnet (the "Defender") for around $299 and decided I liked the idea of possibly killing twice as many mosquitos running two units (I really do hate them).
The "Defender" actually proved to be a much better unit. It was more reliable, was easier to clean and reset and actually caught more mosquitos than the Liberty. I really enjoyed going to the trap to find a whole set of dead skeeters.
The following year my "Liberty" wouldn't start up at all. They tell you to buy these air cartridges to clear out the lines, which I did to no avail. The unit would begin the cycle to start up, but then flash an error light and never get going. After numerous attempts I gave up on my poorly invested $500. Luckily my "Defender" was still going strong, but I still wanted to run two at a time as it really helps make a difference in keeping the yard free of the buggers. One day I'm in Target and come across a Blue Rhino "SkeeterVac" on sale for just $199 and had to go for it.
When I got it home I was both happy and skeptical about the fact it didn't need to be plugged into an electrical source like the Mosquito Magnet models.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We have purchased SkeeterVacs in the past, they have really improved them from the ones we've had before. The fan is stronger drawing more mosquitoes into it. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Katherine B. Carpenter
It's OK while it lasts. Need one in Alaska but it only lasted 3 seasons before it wouldn't light and run reliably and had to buy another. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MAP-LKP
I purchased a Blue Rhino SV3100 SkeeterVac in 2014. It worked ok for the first season, but at the beginning of the second season the generator would not stay lit. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
My first one lasted 7 years, and when it didn't start up last month I bought another. It works well at killing mosquitos, and also catches lots of flies (horse flies, deer flies,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ken W.
I wrote an earlier review. This is an update after using the SkeeterVac for about 3 weeks.
First off: I feel that Amazon wronged me. I purchased a new unit. Read more
We bought this to deal with mosquitos in Seattle. Generally we don't have nearly as bad a problem as other parts of the US, but our house borders on a very damp un-managed green... Read morePublished 2 months ago by P. N. Biddle
These work one or two seasons until the internal propane orifice gets plugged. The manufacturer doesn't intend for them to be repaired by the end user, so even if you are adept at... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lance Goddard
Holy cow, it really works.
I live in Central Texas, where we have the 'old' kind of mosquito and the 'new', the Asian Tiger. Read more