The Best Electronic Insect Killers – 2017
Dealing with insects is one of the most annoying things about outdoor living.
Even the insects that don't bite can be a pest. Factor in the many biting bugs and the diseases they can carry, and you can understand why most people want to protect themselves.
One of the best forms of protection is an electronic insect killer. No need to buy expensive consumable chemicals, or spray your skin with repellent and cover up - these devices will attract and kill insects within a specific area.
Here are our reviews of the best electronic insect killers available now:
The Best Insect Killers In 2017 - Comparison
#1 - Flowtron BK-15D – Our Choice
The Flowtron BK-15D is an electronic insect killer. This bug zapper can protect an area up to 1/2 acre.
If you need to cover a larger area, there is a more powerful version rated up to 1 acre – the Flowtron BK-40D.
The BK-15D is our pick, as some reports suggest the brighter, more powerful bulbs in the BK-40D are not as effective at attracting bugs.
The BK-15D uses a single, 15-watt ultraviolet light to attract bugs, and a high-voltage, highly-efficient grid to kill them.
The killing grid has been designed to avoid the clogging you find with some other insect killers.
It is lightweight at just under 5lb, and is made of polycarbonate, so it will not suffer from unsightly rust when left outside.
The design of the enclosure prevents children, pets, and other animals from touching the killing grid.
This insect killer comes fully assembled – even the light bulb is installed, so all you have to to is find a suitable spot (it’s best to hang it rather than placing it on a flat surface) and plug it in.
Being electric, you don’t have to worry about constantly replacing consumable chemicals. The amount of energy consumed is minimal, so you shouldn’t notice the tiny running cost.
Flowtron back this insect killer with a two year warranty.
One note of caution – don’t place this unit above a wooden deck or near anything flammable (such as patio furniture) – it is possible for bug debris to catch fire and fall from this insect killer.
- Advanced electronic insect control; non clogging killing grid; 1/2-acre killing radius, requires plug.
- Recommended not to be used within 25-feet of area intended for human activity, should not be attached to house or deck or other structures
- Instantaneous operation, continuous and uninterrupted service, Uses a 15-watt bulb.
#2 - Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat
The Flowtron FC-8800 is one of those models that people think they have seen for years.
The basic model is the light inside of the cage that has large enough holes for the bugs to get through and get zapped.
This is a model that will is versatile enough to be used indoors and outdoors, but will protect up to 2 acres outside or 1200 square feet inside.
This model can be mounted horizontally or vertically, and it has a removable bug collection tray.
Flowtron cover this insect killer with a one year warranty.
- Control night flying insect up to 2 acres
- 120 watts UV lure power covers 1,200 sqft indoors
- Mounts vertical or horizontally
#3 - Sandalwood NK63 Solar-Powered UV Bug Zapper & LED Garden Lamp
The Sandalwood NK63 is not like the other zappers on the market.
This is a zapper that will double as a local light, with the powerful 8 LED bulbs that can be used, but also powered by the suns energy.
So you don't have to worry about this bug zapper sucking down electricity.
To make it even better, this model has a power saving feature which will turn off the light when exposed to light to save on power.
The downside is this model will only cover an area up to 3000 square feet.
- UV LED Insect Killer Attracts & Entraps Mosquitoes & Other Flying Insects
- 8 LED Bulbs Provide Local Illumination for Garden, Patio or Walkway
- Integrated Solar Panel Powers Zapper from Sun; UL Charger Also Included
#4 - Kaz Stinger Cordless Rechargable Insect Zapper
Some users like the older lantern style of bug zappers. With the Stinger Cordless Rechargable Insect Zapper you are getting exactly that.
This is a zapper that has a very stylish look to it, with a certain appeal that everyone will love, but also serves as a lantern as well.
The best part is this is a portable unit, with a 3 1/2 hour run time on the battery with lantern only.
To make it even better this model uses a black UV light, which helps attract more bugs.
The effective area is only 625 square feet, but it does make it easier for people to kill bugs on the trail they are walking on.
- Portable, cordless and rechargeable
- 3.5 hour run time with lantern-only feature
- Black UV light technology
Do you own any of the insect killers mentioned here? Did you choose a different one? Let us know in the comments!