Best Bug Zappers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 16, 2018
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
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Combats
Working Principle
Coverage Area
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Warranty
 
PROS

This electric bug zapper covers enormous 20-120 square meter areas.

CONS

The disposal tray is too small.

OUR VERDICT

Aspectek offers an extremely powerful double-sided bug zapper that can attract and kill annoying insects within 20-120 square meter range. So, if you need an effective insect killer for large spaces, it's your choice.

detailed parameters
Location

Indoor

Combats

Moths, flies, mosquitoes, and other insects

Working Principle

UV light and an electrified grid

Coverage Area

Up to 120 square meters

Power Source

AC (30 W)

Material

Aluminium

Warranty

1 Year

PROS

The disposal tray of this zapper should be loaded from the front, which makes it very convenient to use.

CONS

The power cord could be longer. 

OUR VERDICT

This practical zapper from Xterminate will be a real lifesaver for areas full of flies, mosquitoes, bugs etc. And it is very easy to install because it can be placed on a table, mounted on a wall or suspended from a ceiling.

detailed parameters
Location

Indoor

Combats

Moths, flies, mosquitoes, and other insects

Working Principle

UV light and an electrified grid

Coverage Area

Up to 80 square meters

Power Source

AC (30 W)

Material

Aluminium

Warranty

1 Year

PROS

The power cord is 2 meter long, so you can easily connect the device to the nearest outlet without extension cords. 

CONS

The included chain is of poor quality.

OUR VERDICT

This eco-friendly insect zapper is not only very affordable but also fairly energy-efficient. It uses low-energy bulbs, which will help you save some money on electricity bills. This electric fly killer is completely safe to operate 24/7.

detailed parameters
Location

Indoor

Combats

Moths, flies, mosquitoes, and other insects

Working Principle

UV light and an electrified grid

Coverage Area

Up to 50 square meters

Power Source

AC (16 W)

Material

Aluminium

Warranty

2 years

PROS

This insect trap has two modes, Super mode and Mute mode. The latter is ideal for the nighttime.

CONS

It comes with a USB cable only. AC adaptor isn't included.

OUR VERDICT

The KEY NICE AL-MW03E is a great choice for those who need a portable insect killer that can be used both indoors and outdoors. It requires no electrical network connection, it can be simply plugged into any USB port.

detailed parameters
Location

Indoor/Outdoor

Combats

Moths, flies, mosquitoes, and other insects

Working Principle

UV light and powerful fan

Coverage Area

Up to 20 square meters

Power Source

USB-port

Material

ABS-plastic

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

It's powered by two AA batteries which last about one month of an average use. An excellent feature in terms of ergonomics.

CONS

It might be ineffective for very big bugs.

OUR VERDICT

It's an innovative fly swatter that works and looks like an ordinary racket. Yet, its electric screen can quickly kill annoying insects around you. With this ultra-portable insect racket, you will be the hunter, not the victim!

detailed parameters
Location

Indoor/Outdoor

Combats

Moths, flies, mosquitoes, and other insects

Working Principle

Electrified zinc steel grill

Coverage Area

N/A

Power Source

2 AA batteries

Material

ABS-plastic

Warranty

1 Year

Aspectek Bug Zapper

Best Seller

The Aspectek Electronic Insect Killer is the best seller on Amazon for a good reason. It's one of the most powerful bug zappers with two UV light bulbs that emit strong ultraviolet rays, thus, easily attracting flies, mosquitoes, bugs, wasps, and other annoying insects from up to 25 meters away. Needless to say, the swatter is much more effective when there are no other sources of light around. Once the insects touch the powerful electronic grid, the 2,800-Volt shock zaps them. However, the Aspectek bug killer does make a loud 'whip' snap when an insect is incinerated. And the larger the fly, the louder the crack as it explodes. The dead insects are then collected in a washable tray which can be easily removed for disposal and cleanup. Apart from that, no maintenance is required and no parts should be changed over a long time.

Although this device has a very powerful electrical grid, it's completely safe for home use. The grid is protected by a cage to prevent accidental contact. Therefore, this insect killer can be used in living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, garages, restaurants, stores, offices, hospitals, etc. It comes with a wire chain allowing you to mount it on a wall or set on any flat surface. So, if you need an extremely powerful bug zapper for indoor use, this model from Aspectek is a good fit.

Review of Aspectek Bug Zapper Professional Electronic Indoor, 30W

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Xterminate XZAP30

Extremely Effective

The Xterminate XZAP30 is a professional insect killer that is equipped with two high-quality UV bulbs. At 15 Watts each, they can emit powerful ultraviolet rays covering as many as 80 square meters. This electric fly zapper boasts an impressive 38-Watt max output and kills pests quickly and effectively. For your peace of mind, the product is CE certified and RoHS compliant to the safest UK standards. It's safe for use in homes, schools, hospitals, cafes, and other environments.

The main selling point of this particular model from Xterminate that sets it apart from the majority of other electric killers on the market is its premium-grade casing. It's manufactured from durable corrosion- and scratch-proof aluminium along with durable fire-proof ABS plastic. So, it neither cracks nor fades over time. It also features a front-loading catchment tray that can be easily removed and cleaned with a cleaning brush (supplied in the package).

The unit is 53.5 x 31.5 x 10.3 cm, meaning it's almost the same size as a briefcase. And you can position it in 3 different ways for your convenience. It comes with a 1.5-m power cord and a hanging chain. This way, you can use the chain to suspend it from a ceiling, use holes on a frame to mount it onto a wall, or just put it on any flat surface. With such flexible installation options, this electric fly killer will find its place in any mid-sized room.

Review of Xterminate XZAP30 Electric Fly Killer Zapper, 30W

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Vermatik VMR16

Efficient and Eco-friendly Electric Fly Killer

The Vermatik VMR16 is an excellent option for those who need an affordable electric fly killer machine for small rooms up to 50 square meters. Consuming only 16 Watts, it effectively kills flies, mosquitoes, wasps, bugs, and other kinds of flying insects. The low-energy ultraviolet lamps lure pests, while non-clogging electrically charged grid burns them. The lifespan of UV tubes makes approximately 8,000 hours and the whole item has an incredible 2-year warranty. When it's on, it doesn't produce hummed or buzzed noise typical of this type of devices. Actually, it's almost silent in operation, and it crackles only when a fly hits it.

At 32 x 8.5 x 25 cm, it has a very slim design which is ideal for all indoor environments including homes, shops, takeaways, warehouses, and small stores. And if you need a more powerful device for commercial use, you can order the VMR20 model with the room coverage of 75 square meters. Both models have a detachable chain and can be hung from a ceiling.

Speaking of maintenance, we would like to note that it's quite low. All you need to do is empty collection tray once it gets full. The machine is also very easy to use. Just plug in this electric zapper and watch it eliminating all pesky and annoying flies around you. Simple and affordable!

Review of Vermatik VMR16 Indoor Commercial Bug Zapper

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KEY NICE AL-MW03E

3-in-1 Design

The KEY NICE Mosquito Killer is an excellent portable item that can go with you wherever you need. The thing is that it's charged via a USB cable that can be connected to your phone charger, power bank, laptop or any other device with a USB port. What further adds to its portability is its lightweight construction. It's just about 0.5 kg, which makes it well-suitable for outdoor trips, hiking, fishing, or camping.

This mosquito killer has a triple design leaving pesky insects no chances for escaping. It has:

  • a UV light at the top that attracts pests;
  • a mesh funnel in the middle to prevent mosquitoes from the escaping;
  • a mosquito storage box.

To clean the storage container, you need to push a dedicated button. We would like to note that this device doesn't use electricity to kill insects - it has a fan inside that dries them death. Therefore, the manufacturer recommends users to empty the container after 48 hours from catching the mosquitoes.

The trap features "Mute Mode" and "Strong Mode". In the mute setting, it works silently, using just a lamp. But in strong mode, it emits specific sound (about 30 - 40 dB) to attract even more insects. So, if you need an extra-efficient device for use indoors and outdoors, this is a sound choice. No longer will nasty insects stand in the way of your relaxation.

Review of KEY NICE AL-MW03E Portable Fly Killer Lamp

 

The Executioner EX-001

Just Swing

With more than 300,000 sales all around the world, the Executioner™ Fly Swatter is one of the best selling bug zappers. Unlike the majority of other zappers on the market, this one looks and works like an ordinary tennis racket, though there's a noticeable "but". Instead of hitting tennis balls, you will need to hit insects. And you can be sure that you will be able to quickly zap them, since the racket uses an electric grill. The racket is powered by 2 AA batteries that are thoughtfully supplied by the manufacturer. Just insert them, press the button, and swing!

What differs the Executioner from other fly zapper rackets is its grid design. While most handheld zappers have 3-layer grids, the grid of this one has 1 layer only. No longer will you need to chase the bug between the protective layers or hit numerous times because of the dead outer layers. The Executioner overperforms them all. Its screen is carefully hand-soldered and has no overly big gaps. So, it'll give a hefty zap to all insect no matter how small or big they are.

It's worth noting that this bug zapper racket obviously can't repel bugs, but it does give you an opportunity to get them before they get you. It's suitable for home and office use, camping, hiking, barbecues and many other activities where flying insects bother you. Outdoor recreation has never been so fun!

Review of The Executioner EX-001 Mosquito Swatter Zapper

 

What Is a Bug Zapper?

Probably most people have already used numerous bug repellents. However, the majority of repellents that should be applied onto the skin have different side effects. Some of them are toxic and can even cause serious health problems, while 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. This type of bug zappers uses UV light and sometimes special pheromones to attract insects and then kill 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.

Now, if what you want is the opposite, which is to attract the insects to improve the health of your garden, we'd like to offer you to consider our reviews of bee houses and butterfly houses. These enclosed structures can provide the insects with a safe place, shield them from inclement weather and predators, and greatly enhance the look of your outdoor space.

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1. Craig Freudenrich How Bug Zappers Work, HowStuffWorks.

2. Debbie Hadley Do Bug Zappers Kill Mosquitoes? About.com. June 14, 2016.

3. Bug Zapper, Wikipedia. December 20, 2016.

4. How Do Bug Zappers Work? eBay. June 29, 2014.

5. What Insects Does a Bug Zapper Kill? DoItYourself.

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Publish Date: 2018-06-22 11:41:09