How Mosquito Trap Works
SkeeterVac Mosquito Exterminator
Our SkeeterVac Mosquito Exterminators are cordless for maximum versatility around your outdoor areas. This powerful mosquito exterminator effectively attracts and traps biting insects like mosquitoes, no-see-ums, midges, sand flies, and black flies. Over a 4-6 week period, this exterminator will reduce the overall mosquito populations by eradicating egg laden female mosquitoes.
- Octenol bait lure lasts up to three times longer than other mosquito exterminators
- Varied attractant output levels to customize mosquito extermination
- Starts instantly and includes a temperature gauge
- Dual trapping system employs both a powerful vacuum trap system and large area sticky trap with directional graphics
- Features a unique lighting system that attracts more species by creating a motion effect over a 360° area
- Includes 60-day EPA-approved lure
- Multi-spark electronic ignition
- Engine gauge
- Vinyl tank cover
- Powdercoated steel base
- Uses 20 lb. propane tank (not included)
- Please note: The mosquito exterminators cannot be shipped overseas
|How the SkeeterVac SV5100 Works
The SkeeterVac SV5100 is a cordless unit that creates its own power to energize the suction fan by converting propane to electricity using a catalytic converter. The byproduct of the propane is CO2 once ran through the catalytic converter. When the fan powers up, the exhaust from the fan blows out the unit, CO2 and an attractant called Octenol used in the BaitBlock along with heat and moisture is expelled from the SV5000. Mosquitoes are drawn to the CO2, Octenol, moisture and heat thinking it is a mammal. Some mosquitoes will get stuck on the sticky TacTrap which is the black and white portion of the trap surrounding the SV5100 engine. Mosquito research has shown that mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors. The design of the TacTrap with the white and black contrast tends to make mosquitoes fly toward the wider portions of the TacTrap which is where the suction from the fan pulls the mosquitoes into the permanent net where they will dehydrate and die. Resistance is Futile!
|Exclusive FineTune BaitBlock System
SkeeterVac is the only product on the market to provide attractant customization to specific outdoor environments. Different species of mosquitoes and different physical locations may require a lesser or greater amount of Octenol output. The FineTune BaitBlock system allows for 5 different settings to vary the amount of Octenol output. Once adjusted for your area the catch rate will increase.
This patent-pending feature ensures minimal loss in vacuum power as the trap fills up. Air flows unobstructed straight down. The New 2008 SV5100 has been re-designed with the WaveDrawer on top of the engine eliminating the maintenance required on earlier models.
SkeeterVac's unique 5-color "motion" lighting system helps increase attraction levels and works on difficult species like the Asian Tiger mosquito.
Refill propane tank every 14 to 16 days, replace BaitBlock every 60 days, replace TacTrap when 80% covered with mosquitoes.