Q. Does SB really work?
A. Work??? If you are asking how hard it works, well that really
depends on you. If you buy the cheapest fan you can find and leave it in
the middle of the field, I would say "no" not so well. If you follow
instructions carefully you will see a dramatic change on your property
Q. What does SB use for bait?
A. SkeeterbagTM does not use bait in terms of adding bait to your
property. You property has mosquitoes in the first place because it has
natural bait on it, eg you, your family, your dog, horse, goat, open
window, breezy underside of trailer, open well cap, screen door etc
SkeeterbagTM products simply wait in ambush for mosquitoes to do
what they do, search for blood and water. It's like poaching or catching
criminals in the act.
Q. Will SB fit any fan? What fan should I get?
A. Almost every 20" fan on market is made the same way but, one. With
that one fan the screws that hold the grill in place are in the corners, not
inset a few inches like the rest of the fans on the market. Avoid those
fans because they are a pain to fit SkeeterbagTM and they are noisy as
they could be. The best fans are usually more expensive and call
themselves, "high volume or premium" and have a deep scoop to their
fan blades. Older fans usually have larger motors (pull those fans out of
the shed, they will run forever).
Q. How many acres does SB cover?
A. That depends. Basically SB will catch mosquitoes from as far away
as they are willing to fly to you and your animals. So, it is effective
against any mosquito that is a problem to you or your animals.
Q. Who invented Skeeterbag™ and why?
A. Sidney Louis McCarty IV, to battle the mosquito problem that
snowballed out of control when he and his wife started raising puppies
along with their wetland tree nursery. Mark Valentine invented the
universal attachment rod system and designed the product.
Q. How often should traps be emptied?
A. Empty every time there is a pancake sized clump in the bag.
Q. How do you clean Skeeterbag™?
A. With the fan on, unhook the top attachment rod and turn the bag
inside out so that the wind blows across the inside of the bag. With one
hand under the bag tap the dead mosquitoes off the fabric and into the
wind. A dry paintbrush works well for knocking the dust out of the mesh.
The best time to empty the bag is mid-day after the night's catch has
dehydrated to death.
Q. How close to the animal does SB need to be?
A. The closer the trap the faster the catch. Mosquitoes begin
accelerating toward the trap at about six feet. At two feet mosquitoes are
gone in a streak. A dog in a kennel will catch more mosquitoes faster
than a horse in a stall, but with traps running 24/7 they all get close
enough eventually. Mosquitoes have erratic flight patterns when around
animals and people which guarantees that on a long enough time line
the eventually all get close enough to the fan to get sucked up. Sooner
or later mosquitoes will find themselves on the wrong side of the stall.
Q. How often do the kits need to be replaced?
A. Skeeterbags generally last all summer long in the direct sunlight and
rain, but definitely need replacing for the next season.
|SkeeterbagTM Mosquito Trap Kits
|"Put a black hole in the middle of your mosquito's universe."