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Electric Fly Swatter - The Different Models

Updated on August 1, 2015
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Why You Need An Electric Fly Swatter

I always feel that the electric fly swatter is one great invention of our times. After all, try using your hands to get rid of mosquitoes and other flying insects and you will know what I mean. Out of every ten hand claps, you will probably be able to squash one or two mosquitoes at best. And I don't think you would want to try this method with flies either. At most, you would only use your hands to wave them away. If you use the old-fashion fly swatter, be prepared for having a squished fly being stuck to the surface that you just swat at. Yucks!

But with an electric fly swatter, you just have to wave the thing at the flying mosquito or fly, and it will be zapped. No horrible mess and much, much higher probability of getting rid of them than using your bare hands. This is because the surface is much larger than your pair of hands and you don't need a hard surface to hit it against. Once an insect hits the swatter, it will immediately be fried to death with electricity running through the wire mesh. In fact, people actually find it a relief that it is such an effective way to get rid of annoying insects buzzing about.

The Executioner Pro Fly Swatter

The Executioner PRO Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper
The Executioner PRO Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper

Now you can get rid of flies like a pro with The Executioner. This Pro model is bigger and stronger and of course, more effective. Zap once and you get a dead fly!

 

Features Of The Different Models

There are actually quite a few electric fly swatter models available in the market, all which look about the same with their racket-like shape. If you are looking to buy one, you should take into consideration a few factors. The first is the voltage that the swatter can discharge. Most will give you 1,500 volts while some can discharge up to over 2,000 volts of power. The strength of the jolt is important because if you have big bugs and flies to zap, the current that the swatter discharges must be sufficient to be able to kill them and not merely stun them for a while.

The next thing you should consider is the weight of the swatter. Some swatters use D-sized batteries while others operate with AA-batteries. Together, they can add weight to the swatter. Therefore, the heavier it is, the harder it might be to wave them at flying bugs and insects, while pressing down on the activation button that will discharge the electric current. If you don't want to waste money on batteries, you can also consider getting a rechargeable model.

Some electric fly swatters also come with guard screens. These are usually double or triple-layered swatters that protect the user from jolts if he accidentally touches the screen. If you have young kids around, then it may be safer to get a swatter with a guard screen. Otherwise, both work just as well although the ones with the guard screen may require you to toss out the dead insect caught in between the layers.

The Amazing Handheld Bug Zapper

Amazing Handheld Bug Zapper : This one has been around for quite some time in the market. It has a high rating on Amazon and has garnered a few hundred reviews there.
Amazing Handheld Bug Zapper : This one has been around for quite some time in the market. It has a high rating on Amazon and has garnered a few hundred reviews there. | Source

BugKwikZap Electric Fly Swatter

BugKwikZap Bug Zapper Electric Fly Swatter / Model - Standard / 2 AA Batteries / Light / 1PK
BugKwikZap Bug Zapper Electric Fly Swatter / Model - Standard / 2 AA Batteries / Light / 1PK

This electric fly swatter discharges up to 2,300 volts of power using 2 AA-sized batteries. What this means is it is a lethal bug killer. It also has an 8.5-inch screen, which makes it easier to to land a "catch", since the larger the surface area of the screen, the higher the probability of making contact with those bugs and flies. For further details and customer reviews, you can click on the product link.

 

When You Should Get One

It's time to get an electric fly swatter if you have annoying bugs and other insects in your home and garden. But apart from the obvious, it is a necessary tool whenever you are going for a camping or hiking trip as well as a picnic. You wouldn't want to be feeding mosquitoes while camping nor would you like to have flies sharing your food while on a picnic, right?

Having said that, if you buy an electric fly swatter, don't just settle for one. Get a few, if you can. Otherwise, the people around you may just end up fighting over the tool to get rid of the bothersome flies and bugs. After all, you can get them in a pack which usually works out to be cheaper per unit compared to buying only a single item.

Furthermore, these bug zappers can be fragile gadgets. This is because they are made of plastic being low-cost items. Therefore, if you accidentally hit it against a hard surface, it will just break. This will inevitably happen since you will be waving the swatter around to get at the flying bugs. But with an extra swatter or two, you will have another one on hand should you break the one you are using.

More Shopping Options

Electric LED Bug Fly Mosquito Zapper Swatter Killer Control with Built-in Rechargeable Batteries - 2400 Volts (Color may Vary)
Electric LED Bug Fly Mosquito Zapper Swatter Killer Control with Built-in Rechargeable Batteries - 2400 Volts (Color may Vary)

With built in rechargeable batteries, you could save some money with this one over the long term.

 

An Electric Fly Swatter In Action

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    • DarrenVeronica profile image

      DarrenVeronica 4 years ago

      These look great! We did not know they existed, and flies are super annoying!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      This is the first time i have seen this stuff!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is just what we need in Wales, nice lens, thankyou, squidlked and pinned

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      I love the electric version, it means I can delegate the job and still have the kids think I'm doing them a favor.

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      These definitely come in handy during bug season and are a must have for camping or weekends at the cottage. I've pinned this article to my Pinterest camping board. :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I like these, and I do want one. They would be handy to have, and kind of fun to use.

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      Palitra27 4 years ago

      great lens and a very useful information. thank you!

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      LaptopLeader 4 years ago

      Never knew there were so many factors to consider when choosing an electric fly swatter. Thanks for the awesome info!

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      Rick King 4 years ago from Charleston, SC

      I had heard of these but never saw much detail about them until this lens. Definitely makes more sense to not have to smash the bugs on a counter or table especially when you have food nearby.

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      yarfodg 4 years ago

      Such a great informative lens... Very handy! Thanks for sharing...

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      Interesting invention but I don't think we could have these in Australia as the laws are rather strict about goods that might do harm, especially to kids. Can they get a jolt from the electric current? We have very few flies inside as all the doors and windows have screens and even in summer they are not a big problem. Mossies, however, usually are and they seem to find their way in no matter what you do. This is the first I am hearing about it so will keep my eyes open for any introduction here. Nice information. :)

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      This is a new product to me. Seems more like an activity than a bug zapper. How safe is it for kids?

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      SavioC 3 years ago

      I have been using this for the last 6 months & its very effective . I would highly recommend this .

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      bugtrap 3 years ago

      It's like a new sport to use the rackets ;)

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      These are such great inventions - and make good gifts because although they're really useful they tend to make people laugh. Great lens :)

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      Lisa 2 years ago

      Does it work on carpenter bees

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