SkeeterVac┬« SV-15 Mosquito Eliminator
Good while it lasts
Worked as advertised for exactly one season. Next spring it would not light anymore, whatever I did, so to garbage it went. This purchase was what you would call money down the drain.
November 29, 2012
I put the tac strip on 24 hours ago. These mosquitos won't be bothering me today. The tac strips are pricey, other than that they work.
July 20, 2012
I have had SkeeterVac┬« SV-15 for 4 years this summer. it has not failed to preform. It starts collected Mosquitos as soon as it is lit, We have it on the back half if an acre lot and since my neighbour bought his SkeeterVac┬« SV-15 there are very few of those nasty little biting flys between our 2yards.
May 27, 2012
Extreme Waste of Money
Bought this product and used it for a month on a partially filled propane tank. Refilled the tank, but it would then no longer work. Called in about it and was sent a replacement. It worked for a year, but then would not light the following year. Called in again and tried every suggestion. Nothing worked. Since it was just outside the warranty period, it too is now destined for the junk heap. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.
March 23, 2012
Ok for now, but expensive to operate
I have used my unit for most of this past summer in mosquitoville Canada (Edmonton). The unit worked well, but I am dismayed at the cost of the replacement cartridge and fly trap paper.
In two months on the lowest setting (we have a small back yard), we used a full tank of propane and a cartridge ($29.99) and a fly trap sticky refill (2 for $29.99). so far I have not had any of the operating plroblems mentioned by other reviewers.
September 11, 2011
Very good results
Bought this 5 days ago, We live in town and this year was the worst I have ever seen for mosquito's. We put in a pool but needed to get control of our yard so tryed this unit. We can't believe how many bugs we have caught already. Kids are able to use the pool with no bug issues. Been great so far. We walk down the street and turn around and come right back to our yard.
July 4, 2011
3 frustrating years of poor performance, high cost
It's easy to say great things about this product when you first get it going out of the box.
After my first propane refill: it wouldn't start again.
It randomly started and worked two more tanks.
It catches lots of mosquitoes when it works, but the chemical lure and sticky paper is way too expensive for the hassles you have to put up with.
Fourth refill, wouldn't start. Manufacturer sent me a whole new unit, FREE from USA.
Wow! Great service eh?
Original unit randomly started again and worked one more season.
No body tells you the tiny brass gas line filter rusts and plugs, causing misfires.
Take the filter out and/or try to clean it with a brass brush and unit may start again.
Third season now: igniter wouldn't work on my original unit, called manufacturer again.
Manufacture confirms that the entire unit is UNSERVICEABLE, but they will send a new gas line filter for $25. No thanks.
I recently tried that brand new replacement unit they sent me (never used yet) and guess what? The igniter is clicking away, I can smell gas and hear it, but it WON'T IGNITE - it's never been used.
So, I have $50 worth of sticky paper and lures, but nothing to use them in.
I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER ONE, NOR RECOMMEND IT to anyone. The price you pay for this device is not worth the unpredictable hassles.
PS For sale: sticky paper and octenol lure still in packages.
May 22, 2011
so far so good
Have only had it for this summer but it seems to be working fine. My bottle of propane seems to last at least the 21 days if not longer only draw back is the price of the sticky sheets.
July 23, 2010
We have been using it for 2 years now - it works like a charm in our backyard; please see the attached picture taken today - one week after I changed the sticky trap. We tried a number of products last year when we could not stay in our backyard for more than a few minutes without getting bitten. This was the only product that worked - it took a few weeks to reduce the infestation down to the level that we could sit in the backyard. We turned it on late April this year and it has worked great so far. We could sit in the deck and our 2.5-year-old can run around in the backyard without the fear of getting bitten. I agree with other reviewers that the usage/maintenance (for gas tank re-fill and changing trap) is somewhat expensive, but it is worth the cost...I just hope that it works the same way in coming years....
July 11, 2010
Works .... for a while .. too much $ for so little
like other reviews here, when it works, it makes a real difference. However, it doesn't last! I had a 35 model that stopped working after a year, this model died within warranty and I got a replacement, but it died shortly after the warranty was up. This unit is expensive enought to run when it works (and if it would keep working, it would be worth it), but replacing it every season is unreasonable.
July 6, 2010
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