Blue Rhino Informative - Warning - Skeeter Vac

Review by MadAlbanian on 2007-06-14
WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA -- I bought a Skeeter Vac two years ago and used it one summer. I have not used it since. Why? I went out to check the sticky roll on it and dozens and dozens of honeybees had flown onto it, gotten stuck and died. With the honeybee crisis in this country, I don't think I need to add to it. I can't tell you if they blundered into it or were attracted to it, but the results were the same - dozens of dead honeybees.
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-06-15
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-06-14:
Is there no way to clean it out?
I need one of these things myself. The 'skeeters' are murder this year.
Posted by S on 2007-06-14:
I was talking to a stranger the other day about critters getting in the house and such... the topic shifted to bees. He said he found a giant nest (thousands) in his wall one day when they accidentally broke a hole in the dry wall... apparently the bees had been there for years based off the size of the nest... never bothering him or his family... crazy!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-14:
I've heard those things don't kill mosquitoes at all, do a bit of research before you buy.
Posted by imjustasteph on 2007-06-15:
Heaven, the issue isn't cleaning it out...the OP doesn't want to cause deaths of bees since there (apparently) is a honeybee crisis (?) in this country.....
Posted by MadAlbanian on 2007-06-15:
They do attract mosquitos - thousands of them and we were pleased with it as far as that is concerned; however, it also attracts other flying critters of a beneficial nature. Cleaning it out has nothing to do with what it attracts. It uses three attractants - a roll of sticky paper on the outside (which is permeated with scent), a bait box containing scent, and the carbon dioxide. Actually, the gazebo cost less than the darn SkeeterVac anyway.

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