5 Best Bug Zappers

Bug zappers are a thorough way to keep your yard free of flying insects like mosquitoes. (And by extension, a good way to protect yourself from the diseases they carry.) If you plan on spending any time outside at all – especially around dusk – you may find that they’re almost a necessity. We’re looking at features and cost of some of fan-favorite bug zappers to help you keep your home and yard free of pests.

Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device

If you want outdoor protection for a large yard or space, the Flowtron FC-8800 will not disappoint. This indoor/outdoor bug zapper is designed to cover up to 1,200 square feet indoors, and uses 120 watts of UV light to lure flying pests. You can mount it vertically or horizontally, and it even has a removable collection tray for easy cleanup. It’s a little on the expensive side – it lists for $324.99. but it seems to spend a lot of time on sale.

Hoont Indoor/Outdoor 3-Way Mosquito and Fly Trap

The Hoont Indoor/Outdoor 3-Way Mosquito and Fly Trap bug zapper is extremely powerful, and effective for areas of up to 1,000 sq. ft. It has its own stand so that you can place it anywhere bugs frequent – gardens, yards, kitchens, restaurants, schools, and more. This bug zapper is also waterproof and weatherproof, meaning you don’t have to drag it in when it rains. Finally, this device is incredibly easy to clean thanks to the tray at the bottom that can be removed and cleaned with just soap and water. This bug zapper lists for $79.99 but is easy to find for less.

Flowtron Electronic Insect Killer

Flowtron also makes an incredibly affordable bug zapper that is effective for up to one acre of land. While some zappers are for both indoor and outdoor use, this one should only be used outside. The 40-watt bulb has a non-clogging killing grid to keep it working at optimum levels. While this particular bug zapper lists for $65, it’s usually cheaper. You can save money by buying the same model in a smaller size, getting a half-acre of coverage for a list price of $49.99. (Again, it’s usually less expensive than that.)

Eliminator Electronic Fly and Bug Zapper

Eliminator Electronic Fly and Bug Zapper is a sturdy insect control device that is great for any home or office. It can cover an area of up to 5,000 sq. ft. using a 20-watt bulb. This bug zapper is designed to mount on a wall to keep out of reach of children and pets, but can also be freestanding. Like other devices on the list, it features a tray that you can remove and clean with soap and water. While the Eliminator works best indoors, you can also use it outdoors as long as you keep it dry. This bug zapper lists for $85, but it shows up on Amazon anywhere from $40-$65.

Stinger Cordless Rechargable Insect Zapper

The Stinger Cordless Rechargable Insect Zapper is a uniquely portable model, so you can carry protection nearly anywhere. All you need to do is charge it up and place it nearby for three and a half hours of protection – even in the middle of the woods! Since it’s so small, it works best within 10 to 14 ft. from human activity. In addition to its portability, the Stinger Cordless Rechargable Insect Zapper also has a low price. It lists for $29.99.