Summer is the time for outdoor activities but it is also the most active time of year for mosquitoes and other flying pests. Aside from being a nuisance, mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases such as malaria and zika. Chemical treatments can be harmful to pets and wildlife and create an odor that can ruin the enjoyment of the outdoors. An excellent way to protect your yard and home from these pests without using harmful chemicals is to use an electronic bug zapper. With so many on the market, it is hard to know which one to buy. This list of ten of the best electronic bug zappers on the market will help.
1. Flowtron BK-15D Electronic Insect Killer
The Flowtron BK-15D is a lantern style bug killer. It is designed for outdoor use and covers up to a half-acre of area. The Flowtron uses ultraviolet light to safely remove flying insects such as mosquitoes and flies with out the use of harmful chemicals. It uses a patented killing grid that prevents clogging and short circuits. The protective outer cage is designed to protect children, pets or wildlife from contacting the charged service. The unit is best placed at least 25 yards from areas meant for human activity. For proper operation, the cartridge should be replaced every 30 days.
2. Aspectek Electronic Insect Killer
The Aspectek Electronic Insect Killer is designed to be used indoors. UV lights attract mosquitoes and other flying insects to the electronic grid where they are killed and fall into the removable and washable attached tray. A protective guard prevents people or pets from touching the electronic grid. The Aspectek Electronic Insect Killer can be placed on any flat surface or hung by the included chain.
3. Elucto Electric Bug Zapper Fly Swatter
The Elucto electric bug zapper fly swatter is a unique hand held bug zapping device that can be used indoors or outdoors. One sweep of the fly swatter eliminates any bugs close by with electric shock waves. The unit runs on two AA batteries and has an indicator light to let you know when it is powered on. There is a safety button on the handle that must be pressed while swatting in order for the device to operate.
4. Flowtron BK-80D 80-Watt Electronic Insect Killer
The Flowtron BK-80D is an 80 watt lantern style bug zapper designed to be used outdoors. The device covers an area of one and a half acres and includes a mosquito attractant cartridge. The non-clogging electronic grid is cover by a protective cage to protect children and pets from injury. The casing is designed to stand up to rain and rust for many years.
5. The Executioner Fly Swatter Zapper
The executioner is an electronic fly swatter designed to kill mosquitos, wasps and other flying insects upon contact with the grid. The device runs on two AA batteries and can be used either indoors or outdoors. A warning LED light indicates when the unit is on and the unit will turn off if the safety button on the handle is not pressed. This quality zapper has been tested to 100,000 zaps.
6. ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Pest Control Outdoor Lantern
The ThermaCELL lantern is a decorative patio light with four LED bulbs that also serves as a mosquito repellent. A butune burner cartridge inserted in the top of the unit powers the mosquito repellent mats that emit a natural mosquito repellent not detected by humans or pets. The repellent will work for up to four hours and cover an area of 225 square feet. The unit runs on two AA batteries.
7. Pest Sentry Insect Killer
The Pest Sentry insect killer emits UV light from all four sides of the unit using two 20 watt bulbs. Bugs are attracted to the light and then killed on the 2000 watt electronic grid. This unit can be used indoors and outdoors in dry conditions. Any extra long power cord is included. The corrosion resistant outer cage protects children and pets from the electronic grid.
8. Flowtron BK-40D Electronic Insect Killer
The Flowtron BK-40D lantern style insect killer works to protect your yard from mosquitoes and other flying pests. The 40 Watt bulb attracts insects within a one acre area to the non-clogging electronic grid where they are killed. An outer protective cage keeps children, pets and wildlife from the electronic grid. This device is designed for outdoor use only.
9. Pure Enrichment Electronic Bug Killer
The Pure Enrichment electronic bug killer contains a 2100 watt electronic grid in an attractive white case. Designed to be used indoors or on a covered porch or patio, this unit can be easily hung with the attached hook and 10 foot long power cord. Bugs are killed and fall into the bottom tray which can then be removed for easy cleaning. The outer shell can be wiped down to keep the unit clean and attractive.
10. Stinger Cordless Rechargable Insect Zapper
The Stinger cordless insect zapper is a decorative and convenient way to protect up to 625 square feet from mosquitoes and other flying pests. The unit is cordless so it can be placed anywhere. It is designed to be used indoors or outdoors. The included octenol lure attracts mosquitos to the unit. A bug collection tray in the bottom of the unit can be removed for easy cleaning. The unit also has a lantern only setting allowing it to be used as a lamp.