Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 110
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DaninKaty Wrors Better than I thought it would
I'm use to having the 1970's model where you hear and see the bugs getting fried in it. Wasn't very interested in this model becuase of the low reviews it is getting. I bought one anyway with little expectation. I put it in the garage to kill mosquitos while I'm working in it. It didn't kill much the first night. The second night left a small piles of bugs. The third night it killed more bugs and some flies. So right now I'm surprisingly happy with it. I'm not getting bit while standing at my workbench. I still miss the noise and visuals that the old models had, but if the results are not bugs then I'm happy with it. The cons I put aren't really cons just thing I missed from the old models.
June 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Reed Works but you have to clean it
This started off soooo well, but every 2 days or so you have to blow the bugs off or else there will be no where for new bugs to be zapped. As a result, I have a bunch of bugs flying around this thing like they are trying to get into a nightclub, but can't...because it's crowed...by dead bugs that are stuck at the door. :(
So if you have the time to go outside and blow off all of the dead bugs (and I mean by using some sort of air pressure system like a blow dryer or air compressor), then this may be the affordable option for you.
But if you don't have all of that free time (such as I), then look to get one that zaps the bugs to the point where they don't stick.
June 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by egyptjoe Good product
I'm not sure wether or not to give it a 3 or 4. It does its job decently well, still got eaten a bit. Though I did put it on my porch about 5 feet from me, it did kill a good bit of what was needed though didn't kill all the Mosquitos I would like even with the Nosquito added. Would recommend, only on the bases of if they don't want to pay much. Couldn't kill June Beatles or any larger than average moth around the Johnstown PA area
July 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Theo Silent Killer
I have bought several of these bug lights over the past few years. I have tried many other bug lights and have found the function and durability of this light superior to the others. I currently have four (4) in operation around my country home. Some I have left on continually for two to three years with no problem. In addition to killing mosquitoes they provide a nice soft source of night light.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Great bang for buck. Works well.
I don't understand all the low ratings here. This may be small and need more frequent cleaning than a larger zapper, but it's just as effective. It's also a lower voltage, silent-kill zapper (no popping sound or toxic smoke), and uses less electricity (with a less expensive to replace, lower wattage bulb). It's internal design is nearly identical to the much more expensive (----)tron 1/2 acre model, but in a different style housing.
I've used a variety of large, expensive, and smaller, less expensive zappers, and none of them have lasted more than a few seasons (usually 2), before they died, so I stopped buying the large, expensive ones (I'm guessing it's a combination of Texas heat, rain, the occasional lizard finding it's way in, and possibly my habit of cleaning them out with a hose, that kills them in a couple of years).
Since, mosquitoes congregate around my back door, where I also have a dawn-to-dusk security light (which attracts bugs), I hang mine above the security lights, which cuts down the number of bugs coming in the house at least 85% (as well as the number of mosquito bites).
One of these is quite effective, but I could easily buy 3 or 4 of them (for larger coverage area) for the price I would pay for a single top end zapper. Since the one I bought a couple of years ago has died, I'm happy to be buying another identical model this season. Well worth the low price.
June 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by J355 Great bug sentry for our sliding patio door
We keep one of these bug lamps plugged in and setting on the floor inside our patio door. It's a great defense against Florida bugs that tend to find their way around sliding glass doors.
September 22, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rover Good Zap But Few Mosquitoes
Purchased this unit to reduce a minor but persistent population of mosquitoes in a partially-enclosed car port in Tucson. The unit did a fine job at attracting various (and harmless) moths and the odd pesky mosquito, but it also attracted and electrocuted numerous beneficial insects such as various lacewing species. Carcass inspection after several night’s use in mid-September showed a pitiful average of two mosquitoes killed per night compared to several dozen harmless or beneficial insects. There was no improvement after several days/nights of zapping as the same number of mosquitoes immediately attacked me in the morning and completely ignored the zapper which was located a few feet away, showing that the black-light and chemical attractant pack were far less interesting than the human body. I discontinued zapping after several days, choosing to save the lives of beneficial insects and those harmless insects that help feed the birds.
September 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jay Effective for our yard
It truly is effective for what we need. The bulbs are just as expensive as the previous one we had. That was only 2 years old before it no longer functioned. we are hoping this one lasts longer.
The box states " It electrocutes the insect, and falls gently to the ground". Not for nothing, if the zapper electrocutes the insect, who cares how it falls to the grond. (found that to be funny)
September 8, 2015