Summer time is fantastic. Family gatherings, BBQ’s, picnics in the yard, outdoor concerts, hanging out at the pool, and other amazing things become available, and after being cooped up indoors for those long winter months, going outside and doing literally anything becomes a necessity.
Nothing could possibly spoil your outdoor fun. Absolutely nothing…
Did you hear a buzzing?
Yes, it’s true, mosquitoes and other bugs also realized it’s now summer time, and that their food (I.E. you, because you’re delicious) will now be outside doing all of those wonderful things, and they have come to feast. But what can you do to keep them from invading your good times and leaving you as a bumpy, itchy, irritated mess in the morning?
You can get yourself a high-yield propane bug zapper! That’ll teach those little blood-suckers to try to eat you! But which propane bug zappers are the best? With so many great options available to you, it can be hard to choose. Which ones are worth the cost? Which ones, to put it bluntly, make the bugs go ZAP! the best?
Enjoy this list of products to help you decide which propane bug zapper is best for you!
Best Mosquito Eliminator
This product – Blue Rhino SkeeterVac SV5100 Mosquito Eliminator provides coverage for one acre and up. It features an easy, no-tool assembly and an electronic ignition that will get your immediate area protected from pests with little effort. Customers have said that the product can be comparatively costly to run, but the results are fantastic.
It’s rugged design allows for outdoor use throughout the year, just be sure your propane tank and fuel line are in peak operating performance (not rusting, for example) before use, as a fuel leak can be hazardous. With a CO2 rating of 35,000 cc/hr, these units provide excellent coverage for a decent price.
Top Rated Mosquito Killer for the Money
If you want a smaller design than the SV5100, the Blue Rhino SV3100 SkeeterVac Mosquito Eliminator has you covered.
A smaller CO2 rating (27,000 cc/hr) means this unit consumes less fuel but is almost just as effective. It features the same easy-assembly as the larger models, and the same electronic push-start as well, but in a smaller, easier to move and maneuver package.
Customers mention that the model is a wonder, easier to transport and handle, durable, but that there can be maintenance issues down the road, so be sure to keep your propane bug zapper in working order and check it for problems on a regular basis.
Top Mosquito Trap to Buy
This propane bug zapper – Mosquito Magnet MM4100 Patriot Mosquito Trap will emit a plume of CO2, moisture, and heat that will attract and trap insects like mosquitoes and other biting bugs over an area of an acre.
The product features an internal bug-net that allows for disposal of dead bugs without mess or direct contact with them, all while not impeding the operation of the unit. Customers say that the unit protects their yards perfectly, but some warn of possible defects in some models that can cause damage to the product.
Proper maintenance and a thorough looking-over prior to every use is advised. This model also requires an electrical outlet for operation, but does come with a 50-foot cord to allow placement out of sight and away from populated areas.
Best Large Mosquito Trap for the Price
The Mosquito Magnet MM3300 Executive Mosquito Trap is a smaller, more portable version of the MM4100. It’s perfect for bringing with you to go camping, picnics in parks, or other outdoor activities away from your home. This product is cordless, meaning anywhere you go, you can take it with you. It protects up to an acre.
Customers note that some product runs of this model may have severe defects, however, so it would be advisable to pay special attention to the model you buy.
These are all great products, but as with any propane product, you must always be cautious in its use.
Be sure to maintain your propane tanks and lines, clear any clogs in the units themselves, and replace anything that becomes worn or damaged over time. Failure to do so can result in serious bodily injury, and then bugs will simply be the least of your worries.
Be sure to keep these products away from fires or other ignition sources, and that you read and understand the safety warnings provided with your propane tanks.
Once you have one of these great products, your summer activities will be bug-free, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors as much as you like, in comfort.