Best Bug Zappers

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 30, 2017
Insect bites may cause rashes, blisters, itchiness, swelling and other unpleasand reactions. A bug zapper offers a highly-effective and chemical-free alternative to insect repellents that prevents inflammatory responses and kills annoying insects. Look at our review and try it out! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
This electric bug zapper features a glow-tube, glow-panel reflector for the maximum catch that allows attracting a wide range of flying insects. A free fly sex lure pheromone is available.
CONS
A rather bulky construction.
OUR VERDICT
Flowtron bug zapper will make a great acquisition for shops or restaurants, as it uses a powerful UV light without harmful, toxic chemicals, that allows maintaining proper sanitary conditions in food premises.
detailed parameters
Location
Indoor / Outdoor use
Combats
Wide range of flying insects
Working Principle
Kills with electric shock, attracts with UV light, glow-tube, glo-panel reflector and free fly sex lure (pheromone)
Coverage Area
Indoors: 2000 sq. ft. Outdoors: 2 acres
Material
High-impact outdoor grade plastic, chrome plated grid
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
PROS
Stinger 3-in-1 Kill System insect zapper comes with a sundown sensor, which automatically turns the unit off during the day, hence significantly saving energy. A unique clog-resistant kill grid design helps effectively reduce the clogging.
CONS
Bright UV light can disturb in the darkness.
OUR VERDICT
Get rid of annoying flying insects with this excellent outdoor bug zapper! It includes an outer enclosure to protect kids and pets against accidental contact with the grid. The model is available in 2 modifications.
detailed parameters
Location
Outdoor use
Combats
Mosquitoes, moths, flies, beetles and more
Working Principle
Kills with electric shock, attracts with UV black light and NOsquito® Octenol Lure
Coverage Area
1.5 acres
Material
Durable, weatherproof plastic
Warranty
3-year limited warranty
PROS
This bug zapper features a removable, washable tray for collecting insect debris and requires little maintenance. Hang this zapper with the help of a chain or set it on any flat surface directly.
CONS
Produces crackling noise when a bug is zapped.
OUR VERDICT
Aspectek electronic insect killer is well suited for use in hospitals, warehouses and other large premises. It's highly effective against different types of biting flying insects.
detailed parameters
Location
Indoor use
Combats
Moths, flies, mosquitoes
Working Principle
Kills flying insects on contact with metal grid, attracts with UV light
Coverage Area
6000 sq.ft.
Material
Plastic construction, metal grid
Warranty
1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty
PROS
Upon choosing the Black Flag outdoor bug zapper, you will get a cost-effective device that uses 30 % less energy and provides 20 % more bulb life than its counterparts.
CONS
Some insect debris may fall from the tray.
OUR VERDICT
This electric fly killer is perfect for those who often holds parties on the outdoor patio throughout summer. Irritating flying insects will not ruin your party anymore.
detailed parameters
Location
Outdoor use
Combats
Flies, mosquitoes, moths
Working Principle
Kills with electric shock, attracts with UV lights and NOsquito® Octenol Lure
Coverage Area
0.5 acres
Material
Plastic construction, metal grid
Warranty
3-year manufacturer's warranty
PROS
This bug zapper uses a light bulb, which is very easy to replace tools-free. The zapper features a high-impact construction that will serve you for a long time.
CONS
An extension cord is required.
OUR VERDICT
Would you like to get both an effective device to keep irritating insects away and a decorative element in your yard? Then, this wonderful bug zapper is a good bargain! It has an energy-efficient 15-watt bulb that will save your money on power bills.
detailed parameters
Location
Outdoor use
Combats
Mosquitoes, biting flies, and other insects
Working Principle
Kills with electric shock, attracts with UV black light and NOsquito® Octenol Lure
Coverage Area
0.5 acres
Material
Weatherproof polycarbonate construction
Warranty
2-year limited warranty

What is a Bug Zapper

Probably most people used different types of bug repellents. However, such repellents have side effects. Some of them are toxic that can cause serious health problems while the others give a short-term protection after a single application and need to be used repeatedly. For this very reason, you should take a closer look at electric bug zappers for flying insects. A bug zapper uses UV light, sometimes special pheromones, to attract insects and then kills them with high voltage electric shock. Many modern manufacturers of electric fly killers use special fluorescent light bulbs that emit UV light. Typically, bug zappers can cover large outdoor areas up to 2 acres. Can't dispose of cockroaches and bed bugs flooding your place? With a bug trap you will be able to fix this problem quickly liquidating all unwanted inhabitants from your flat within mere days while a bug spray may come to help during outings in the open air.

Flowtron FC-8800

Kills Insects Immediately

There are insects that are attracted to natural daylight, particularly, flies. Many of us failed to solve the fly problem. Despite how harmless flies may look, they not only can bite but also spread a number of diseases that have a harmful effect on the human health on the whole. The Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device can reduce the number of surrounding flies by times owing to the UV light and a special glow-tube, glo-panel reflector that maximises the effect of light. Besides UV light, this zapper uses a special fly pheromone to increase attractiveness to insects. With the Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat zapper, you'll never have a trouble with annoying flies, that's for sure. Considering its high effectiveness, you may wonder whether it's safe for indoor use in dwellings with pets and kids? It is. Since the working principle of this fly control device is based on high-voltage electric current, it doesn't emit any toxic chemicals detrimental to animals and human beings. Therefore, not surprisingly, the Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat zapper is often chosen for maintaining sanitary conditions in food premises, hotels, hospitals, etc. 

Review of Flowtron FC-8800 Fly Control Device

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Flowtron FC-8800
Flowtron FC-8800
 

Stinger BK310

Safe For Human and Unmerciful to Insects

When it comes to choosing an electric fly killer, most people pay a closer attention to the safety of the device, as a bug zapper uses a high-voltage grid that can be quite dangerous to a human. The Stinger 3-in-1 Kill System insect zapper is specially designed with your safety in mind. It features an outer enclosure, which protects curious kids and frisky pets against contact with the electric grid. A distinctive advantage of this electric fly killer is that it uses ultraviolet black light. As a matter of fact, UV black light attracts and kills 40% more insects in comparison with UV white light. Furthermore, the zapper features an energy smart sundown sensor, which automatically turns your zapper on during peak times for the insects and switches the light off at sunrise. This helps save your money on energy bills. Thus, if you need a highly efficient device to fight a mosquito problem, this excellent bug zapper is what you really need! If you wish to extend the time you can stay outside, consider buying a patio heater to keep warm on chilly evenings.

Review of Stinger BK310 3-in-1 Kill System

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Stinger BK310
Stinger BK310
 

Aspectek HR292-1

The Best For Large Premises

If you wish to get rid of annoying flying insects in large premises, you should choose a high-capacity device capable of covering the whole area efficiently. In this regard, the powerful electronic insect killer by Aspectek will do you a great service seeing how big area it can cover (6000 square feet). The electric fly killer is free of harmful toxic chemicals used in most bug repellents, that makes it appropriate for hospitals, restaurants, cafes, and food stores. The Aspectek can be hung with the included chain or set directly on a flat surface, whatever option you prefer. No matter what you choose, maintaining it is same simple thanks to a washable tray used for collecting insect debris. Concluding, we can easily say this zapper can provide you with the desired protection against bites and other reactions as well as accidental burns thanks to the protective casing. 

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Aspectek HR292-1
Aspectek HR292-1
 

Black Flag BZ-15

Feel Comfortable on a Patio

Normally, mosquitoes and moths are most active at night. Therefore, if you like to spend time outdoors on a patio alone or with your friends, you should definitely use an electric bug zapper and ensure that your pastime is enjoyable. The Black Flag BZ-15 bug zapper has proved its effectiveness in killing flying insects almost in an instant making no harm to people around. The principle of work here involves not only standard UV light but also a special octenol lure attractant coming together with a 30-day cartridge which boosts the effectiveness of UV light by times, attracting more insects in a shorter time. The attractant, though, requires replacing under intensive use, so, maybe, you'd like to stock up on some in advance. In general, summing up all the said above, the  Black Flag BZ-15 bug zapper can be safely recommended for outdoor use to all those who seek an efficient insect control device and strive for comfort no matter what and where. 

Review of Black Flag BZ-15 Outdoor

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Black Flag BZ-15
Black Flag BZ-15
 

Flowtron BK-15D

Powerful and Cost-effective

If you need a zapper for everyday use, among the first things you should consider is its power. In this respect the Flowtron BK-15D electronic insect killer isn't going to cost you a fortune since it uses a simple 15-watt lamp bulb with the only difference that unlike conventional lamps it emits black UV light. This light is what kills flying insects. The Flowtron BK-15D electronic insect zapper looks almost identical to a street lantern with the same bulb replacement principle. No tools, nothing extra, removing the enclose can be done simply by hands. The device is intended for outdoor use only and is, therefore, waterproof, weather- and rust-resistant. Even though the lamp itself is hidden inside the protective encloser and has a grid around, the manufacturer still recommends hanging it at a 25-feet distance from the location where you with your family plan to be.

Review of Flowtron BK-15D Electronic Coverage

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Flowtron BK-15D
Flowtron BK-15D
 

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