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Compare SkeeterVac Traps

Jun 17th 2020

SkeeterVac mosquito traps are built with innovative technology that brings a whole new dimension to the world of mosquito control. SkeeterVac traps are effective at attracting, trapping, and killing mosquitoes and a variety of other biting insects in such a way that make them pioneers among mosquito control equipment.

Blue Rhino offers two SkeeterVac models. Both SkeeterVac models have been proven to reduce mosquito populations and create a mosquito-free environment that makes outdoor activities safer and more enjoyable. In this article, discover all of the elements that make SkeeterVac mosquito traps the finest ever developed and which model is right for you.

SkeeterVac Comparison Chart

SkeeterVac SV3100 SkeeterVac SV5100
Application Residential properties with moderate biting insect problems Residential properties with moderate or heavy biting insect problems
Coverage Up to 1 Acre 1+ Acre - Powerful enough to protect an area the size of an entire football field
CO2 Rating 27,000 cc/hr Up to 80% more than competitive brands 35,000 cc/hr Up to 140% more than competitive brands
Cordless Yes Yes
Electronic Ignition Yes Yes
FineTuning Baiting System Yes Yes
Accepts Multiple Attractants Yes Yes
Uses Sticky TacTrap Yes Yes
Powerful Fan to Vacuum Insects Yes Yes
5 Range LED Motion Lighting Yes Yes
Wheeled Cart with Handle No Yes
Sled Base Yes No
24 Hour Operation Yes Yes
WaveDrawer Yes Yes
Catalytic Technology Yes Yes
Easy, No Tool Assembly Yes Yes
On Indicator Light Yes Yes

SkeeterVac SV3100 and SkeeterVac SV5100 mosquito trap models effectively attract, trap, and kill female mosquitoes before they have the chance to get the blood meal they need to nourish their eggs. SkeeterVac mosquito traps will begin to work immediately and over a 4-6 week period, they will successfully interrupt the breeding cycle and prevent female mosquitoes from producing offspring. Both the SV3100 and SV3100 use a lot of the same features to get rid of mosquitoes and have very few differences. The following SkeeterVac features are unique to both SkeeterVac models.


SkeeterVac mosquito traps offer revolutionary technologies that are way ahead of the competition. Both the Skeeter Vac SV3100 and the Skeeter Vac SV5100 are cordless mosquito traps that create their own power to energize the powerful fan on the trap. Skeeter-Vac traps are able to do this by converting propane into electricity during a catalytic conversion process. Warm CO2 is created as a by-product of the conversion process which also adds to the effectiveness of the SkeeterVac innovative design. CO2 is a very effective mosquito attractant and when it is released from the mosquito trap along with moisture and heat, high catch rates are practically a guarantee.

SkeeterVac operation

TacTrap Capture

SkeeterVac mosquito traps provide two different capture methods to kill mosquitoes. The sticky TacTrap on the outside of the SkeeterVac uses color contrasts to lure mosquitoes in. Even if mosquitoes don't get close enough to the fan to be sucked into the mosquito trap, they will collect on the sticky TacTrap where they eventually dehydrate and die. The innovative TacTrap makes the SkeeterVac even more effective at attracting, trapping, and killing mosquitoes.

SkeeterVac TacTrap


The SkeeterVac SV3100 and the SkeeterVac SV5100 have a patent-pending WaveDrawer and the top of the mosquito trap. The WaveDrawer allows the SkeeterVac to operate efficiently with minimal loss in vacuum power as the trap fills up with mosquitoes. The WaveDrawer is easily accessed at the top of the mosquito making clean-up and emptying the bug tray on the SkeeterVac easy.

SkeeterVac Wave Drawer

FineTune BaitBlock

Blue Rhino Skeeter-Vacs are the only mosquito traps that allow you to vary the amount of attractant to match the species on your property. By simply turning a dial, the Skeetervac adjusts to outdoor environments with 5 different settings that allow you to attract mosquitoes with lesser or greater amounts of octenol or Lurex3. The FineTune BaitBlock feature allows the SkeeterVac to improve capture performance and produce longer bait life.

SkeeterVac BaitBlock

LED Lighting

SkeeterVac trap models use a 5-color "motion" lighting system to attract and trap mosquitoes. The LED motion lighting on the Skeeter Vac allows the trap to attract a variety of species including the Asian Tiger mosquito, by creating a motion effect over a 360 degree area.

SkeeterVac LED

Lurex3 Compatible

Skeetervac mosquito traps use a variety of different attractants to attract, trap, and kill mosquitoes. Aside from CO2, heat, and moisture, SkeeterVac traps use octenol and Lurex3. Octenol simulates human breath to lure mosquitoes to the trap and Lurex3 protects against mosquito bites from hard to catch, aggressive day biters like the Asian Tiger mosquito. Both octenol and Lurex3 are released from the Skeeter Vac using the FineTune BaitBlock system which increases bait life for up to 60 days of protection from a single cartridge.

SkeeterVac Lurex3

SkeeterVac mosquito traps offer one of the most effective forms of mosquito control and mosquito elimination available on the market. They provide instant relief as well as long term protection from mosquito bites and mosquito-borne illnesses throughout the mosquito season. Even if you are operating a SkeeterVac mosquito trap, you should still use other methods of mosquito control to ensure maximum protection against mosquitoes. Mosquito control equipment such as back yard misting systems like the AllClear Mosquito Misters, the ThermaCELL Mosquito Repelling Appliances, and Mosquito Barrier are all effective at repelling and killing mosquitoes. Mosquito Repellents should also be used during outdoor activities.