When Hurricane Matthew came through our area last year, about two days later the mosquito population exploded. It was the worst I've ever seen it after living here for 5 years. Normally, around dusk, you'd get run inside by the sand gnats and skeeters, but after Matthew, you'd get torn up even getting out of your car and walking to your house. It was so bad that WalMart ran out of Thermacells, and there was NO bug repellant available in the area for weeks. Not an exaggeration.
I pulled the trigger and got the SkeeterVac, made by Blue Rhino.
I really like the fact that it's self-contained, meaning you can place it anywhere, and it'll work. The unit runs off of propane, which powers an engine that creates the electricity needed to operate, as opposed to the Mosquito Magnet brand which requires 110v AC power. It has better reliability than the MM products as well. Plus, it's got cool led lights that make it look like a UFO at night :ugeek:
I have been using it since Matthew, and it helped last year. This year, when I saw the first blood sucker, I knew it was time to deploy the SkeeterVac. I usually get about 3 weeks on a propane fill, and I have to say that I've had a huge reduction in my mosquito population. If I see one now, it's a rare occasion. I highly recommend this product.