This trap is catching and killing a lot of mosquitos. Note that it is consuming a full tank of propane every two weeks.
This unit really pulls em in. I'm very pleased with the overall product quality and effectiveness!
Works great in the Northeast with all the rain we've had this summer.
Reviewer: Chuck Greenhawt
The skeeter vac really works. We know because this is our second pruchase. Our only complaint is that we had to replace our old units when the fans failed after only two full seasons. The company does not sell replacement parts. Both the new and old units really capture bugs. We have neighbors with differnt brands that are not effective.
I had the top-of-the-line model of Mosquito Magnet for two years. It worked great... when it was working. It was a constant battle to keep the thing going. Finally I gave up and bought the SkeeterVac for less than half the price. It seems to be more robustly constructed than the Mosquito Magnet, and has caught thousands of mosquitoes just like the Mosquito Magnet, but without the fuss and frustration. A couple of howevers... I wish it had continuous solar charging rather than standard batteries... and it should have an audible and/or daylight viewable alert when the propane runs out. You can see that it's not working at night because the LEDs are off, but during the day you can't see if they're on from even a few feet away. Also, I recommend not using the sticky paper that goes around the outside of the unit. It works TOO well at catching everything that touches it, including lightning bugs, moths, and other harmless and/or important insects to have around... and very few mosquitoes. Apparently, the mosquitoes pass right by the flypaper and get vacuumed-up like they're supposed to.
Reviewer: Milton Florest
After buying three Mosquito Magnets at Home Depot and having each fail within a few days of startup I finally gave up and bought the Skeeter Vac.
I found it to be a well constructed product that works wonderfully. I have only had it running for about three weeks but the capture rate has been phenominal. The SkeeterVacs' all steel construction makes it a rugged unit. It was very easy to assemble and it started right up and has run continuously. I'm not sure that the sticky wrap is really necessary since the vacuum catches so many of the little buggers, and the sticky wrap does catch other insects as well as mosquito's some insects we would rather not catch. If there could be any improvements made to the product it would be to put a large open mesh screen around the sticky wrap to prevent things such as butterflys moths and birds from getting caught in it. Yes I did find several feathers stuck to it in such a way that indicates a bird had a near death experience when it came into contact with it. Fortunately it did manage to get away and sans a few feathers I believe it survived. I have to agree with everyone else that complained about the difficulty in moving it from place to place, and that problem could be easily solved. Because the unit is so low to the ground anyone over three feet tall will have difficulty moving it. This is only a small issue that the company could easily resolve by locating the handle at the opposite end of the unit from the wheels.
All in all it is a great unit that has outperformed my expectations.
I would also like to put in a good word for Northline express. Easy to deal with,prompt delivery knowledgeable and nice people to talk to. Qualities that are extremely hard to find in todays world of scam artists and fraudulent claims.
Reviewer: Drew Dilks
Put it near marshy area on property to try and dent the mosquito population. It's working. Easy setup and easy to operate.
Reviewer: Robbin Harrell
It's easy to use and set up. It does actually catch biting flies and mosquitos. Not as many as I had hoped, but unlike all the others I tried, it does actually catch them, while not killing 1000 moths ever night. I like it. I will probably get a second one.
Reviewer: Pat Carrico
Best of all units that I have used.
Reviewer: Rebecca Tunis
This is an upgrade from the one I had before. It works well, It is much easier to start than the last one. I really love the new skeetervac. Thanks