Indoor Electric Insect Killer Buying Guide

If you’ve never bought an electric insect killer before, the dazzling array of choices in the market can be somewhat overwhelming.

While the need to get rid of flies or learning how to kill mosquitoes might be a very universal, very singular one, the options you have for being able to do so are diverse.

Indoor Electric Insect Killer

If you’ve used an electric insect killer before, you probably already have some idea about the kind of device you’re looking for. Even if your past experiences with an electric insect killer were not positive, it would have at least taught you what not to purchase!

However, to be able to make a truly informed decision and get the most value for your money, you should look for an insect killer machine that is the perfect fit for you. And how do you do that without trying them all out once? By using my reviews of all the popular bug zappers and electric insect killer devices in the market to judge a potential purchase before you put your money into it!

There are two primary categories of electric insect killers: the indoors variant and the outdoors type. As the names suggest, you can use some of the devices inside a structure (think houses, offices, barns, factories etc.) while others are best placed outside in the open.

There are certain electric insect killers that serve the dual purpose of being indoor-outdoor devices and you can invest in those if you’ve got a wider range of pest control needs.

In this guide, we take a look at some indoors electric insect killers.

Stinger Indoor Insect Trap Reviews

Stinger Indoor Insect Trap

The basic problem that I’ve encountered with this UV insect killer is that in the event of a power failure there would be no electricity to light the bulbs and keep drawing insects in and the fan would stop running, thus releasing all the captured insects right back out. Since the insects don’t die immediately, you can suddenly be exposed to a mass of agitated flying creatures coming right at you.

The insect trapper does work better if you’ve got a really intense infestation, trapping tons of insects at a go, so if you’re looking to solve a more low-key problem, this might not be the device for you.

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Electronic Indoor Insect Killer Zapper by Aspectek

The Aspectek Electronic Indoor Insect Killer Zapper uses a UV light to draw in insects by the dozens. The USP of this particular device is that works on just about every insect possible, from houseflies and mosquitos to gnats and stinkbugs.

The 20W light attracts the insects and once they pass through the outer mesh a charged grid kills them instantly. The dead insects drop onto a removable tray that makes cleaning and maintenance an easy task.

The electric insect killer is outfitted with a hanging chain, which means that if you don’t want to stand it up you can also hang it on a wall or off a post or beam or column. Given that the device offers a protective cover across an area of 6,000 square feet it’s great for homes but also larger structures like offices, restaurants, commercial facilities, storage spaces etc.

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The Executioner Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper

If you’re not interested in purchasing a large electric insect killer because space is an issue or you don’t have an extreme insect infestation to take care of, the smaller bug zappers can help you get rid of flies, mosquitoes and other winged creatures just as easily. This Executioner Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper is shaped like a smallish badminton/ tennis racket and is extremely easy-to-use. All you need to do is aim and swat!

You will need AA batteries to operate this device, and the company includes two in the set to help you get started. The body is designed to give you max control over the process: there’s a button on the handle that activates the charged grid, so you need to press it only when you want to kill an insect. The minute you let go, the grid switches off. There’s no risk of the electric insect killer coming on accidently since you have complete control over it.

Electric fly swatters are more environment-friendly and safer than traditional insect killing machines because they don’t use any chemicals or compounds to kill the insects; you don’t have to worry about toxins being released into your home or any poisonous elements being transmitted into the atmosphere.
This electric insect killer is made of lightweight, sturdy plastic so it’s easy to carry and swing but not flimsy at all.

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Rid-Tech Ultrasonic Pest Repeller

This is an ultrasonic pest repeller that uses sound waves to drive all kinds of insects away from the house/office. Many people who write to me for advice are against the idea of an electric insect killer that actually kills insects on their property. Whether it’s just the idea itself or the cleanup involved, you can avoid the usual suspects and opt for an insect repeller instead.

What these devices do is they force insects to flee the surroundings and prevent new insects from entering. It does so by emitting low wave sound waves that are beyond the hearing capacity of humans and house pets but are very uncomfortable for pests.

The manufacturers advise that for maximum protective coverage you will need one of these devices for every room that you want to secure. This could mean purchasing several of these ultrasonic pest repellers at a go- a prospect that you might not be too keen on. As you’ll find in my detailed review, you can start out with one device per floor and work your way up if that doesn’t do the trick.

With an electronic insect repeller you don’t have to worry about any fumes, chemicals, electric zaps or toxins being released into your surroundings. It simply forces insects and critters to flee as fast as they can but you don’t have to deal with any messes, sounds, smells or charges.

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Pest Sentry Indoor Insect Killer

This insect killer lamp features two UV lamps, each rated at 10W. The electric insect killer sports a sleek, minimalistic design, which can be a sight for sore eyes if you’re tired of all the bulky, heavy insect killers in the market. The insect killer lamp is sold along with a power cord that is twice the size of the usual cables sold in the market and a cleaning kit that makes maintenance a breeze.

The electric insect killer gets rid of all kinds of bugs by drawing them in with the light and killing them using a 2000W powered grid. The grid is enclosed within an outer casing so you don’t have to worry about any harm coming to you, your loved ones or the surroundings. The device is approved for all CE, RoHS & GS safety standards.

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Vex Zappers

This Electric Bug Zapper Racket and Fly Swatter Mosquito Killer is an electric fly swatter that’s just the thing you need if you’re looking for a small, affordable and convenient electric insect killer. This is another one of the racket-style electric fly killer options in the market. This bug swatter can actually be used both indoors and outdoors, so if you want a little extra protection on a picnic or you want to carry your pest control solution with you on a vacation, this is a decent buy.

Powering up to 3000 volts, Vex Zappers operate on rechargeable batteries. This makes them effective as well as affordable in the long run.

The only instance in which I wouldn’t advise you to buy one of these electric insect killer devices is if you’re looking for a large area of coverage and no effort on your part. These zappers have a fairly small range of influence and you need to swing them around. It allows you to target insects in your sight and get rid of pests immediately, but if you want more extensive coverage take a look at one of the other options in this article.

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I do hope that this guide on how to choose indoors-use electric insect killers has been of some use to you. At the end of the day, your choice of electric bug zappers depends on these five factors:

  1. Your budget.
  2. The space you can devote to the device= the size of the device.
  3. The intensity of your pest problem.
  4. The mechanism you prefer, i.e., electric charges, chemicals, repellant sound waves.
  5. The area of effect you’re looking for.