Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device Reviews

If you’ve ever been in the market for an electric insect killer, chances are that you’ve probably heard about some model of the Flowtron electronic insect killer or the other by now. Flowtron is the brand name to trust when it comes to insect killers. The company has established quite a loyal customer base the world over.

Today we’re going to take a look at the Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device and see if it works well to get rid of flies and other pesky pests.

The Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device has been designed to help deal with flies, mosquitos and other insects on a large scale- the electric insect killer offers you a defensive cover across a range of 2 acres. (Last week i was reviews smaller version of this item Flowtron BK-15D Electronic Insect Killer, 1/2 Acre Coverage)

Designed as an industrial-size electric insect killer, this machine aims to give you the most extensive protection possible. Let’s see what the machine does, and if it really works.

Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device, 120-Watt, Indoor/Outdoor

This flowtron bug zapper uses a glow-tube to attract flying insects. The insect killer lamp emits a UV light to draw in the winged creatures. What really sets this electric insect killer apart from other machines in the market is that it contains a glo-panel reflector that maximizes the effect of the light and draws in the insects like nobody’s business. The electronic insect killer comes outfitted with an AC charged grid that produces 5,600 volts and 2.4 amps. If you’re looking for answers on how to kill mosquitoes and completely decimate your local insect population, this UV insect killer packs in a lot of power.


The company guarantees an indoor coverage of 1,200 square feet with 120 watts of UV light. If you’re confused, don’t be; the 2-acre claim still applies: the electronic insect killer works to create an insect-free zone that wide. Those who’ve bought and used the Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device will attest to the fact that it works well both as an outdoors electronic insect killer and eliminates the indoor issue simultaneously.

The electric insect killer uses three 40-watt bulbs ( BF-130 40 Watt U-Shape Replacement Bulb ) to target just about any bug in the vicinity. Expect things to get rather dazzlingly bright and fairly warm once you have the machine up and running. Again, this means that you’re going to have to keep it at a considerable distance from the house and any area that is frequented by people (20-30 feet makes for a comfortable enough distance).

Flowtron BF-130 40 Watt U-Shape Replacement Bulb for FC7800 & FC8800 models

The power detail is something of a double-edged sword: it’s effective but it emits a brilliant light. Many users will find that the Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device is a lot bigger and a lot brighter than they expected. As such, it is not like those low light bug zappers that you can simply place in your room and go to sleep around: this machine is big, bright and somewhat noisy. Don’t place it just outside of windows or doors either. It’s best placed at some distance from the house so that it doesn’t disrupt your routines. The bugs from inside the house will definitely fly out towards it, while those on the outside will never make it past your new perimeter of defense. If you’re looking for an electric fly killer that you can discreetly use inside the house, this is not the machine for you.

Check out this video clip to see how Flowtron FC-8800 works

The Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device can be mounted both horizontally and vertically. The charged grid will kill any insect instantly, and while most collect in the catching tray, many will also be thrown back out. However, if you’re keeping the bug zapper at a distance from the house this shouldn’t be too much of a problem: nature usually takes care of the debris and you can clear out the tray as often as you like to keep it ready for more.

Given the size, the radius, the specific features and the investment involved, this electric insect killer is great for large properties, farms, barns and commercial indoor usage. For a small apartment or a flat you might be better off with one of the smaller, domestic-sized Flowtron insect killers available in the market.

Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device Features:

  • Glo-tube reflectors intensify blacklight radiation for enhanced luring power
  • Patented, high efficiency, vertical rod killing grid eliminates grid clogging
  • Controlled grid power provides sure, clean kills with no airborne contamination
  • Includes FREE fly sex lure (Pheromone)
  • Sex lure increases effectiveness in attracting and killing house and garbage flies
  • No glue boards required
  • UL and CSA listed
  • Meets USDA and FDA guidelines
  • One year limited warranty

Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device Specifications:

Three high-intensity 40-watt ultraviolet bulbs
Indoor or outdoor use
Indoor – mounts vertically on wall or suspends horizontally from ceiling
Outdoor – mounts vertically from pole (available as an accessory)
Space 45 feet apart
Removable collection tray, vertical mount only
When mounted horizontally, uses collection tray model #CT-850 (available as an accessory)
Unit dimensions: 26-1/4″ high x 13″ diameter
Replacement bulb: Flowtron BF-130

For some one with a smaller area, check out this one : Flowtron BK-15D Electronic Insect Killer, 1/2 Acre CoverageThe price will be many times cheaper than this one


The Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device is somewhat costlier as compared to other electric insect killers in the market, there are usually have some great discount on Amazon. Please check actual price on amazon below:

2 thoughts on “Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device Reviews”

  1. Just found this website while I was looking for a review for the Flowtron device. I wasn’t sure if the machine was exactly what I need for my house but after reading your reviews I’m confident I’ve made the right decision. Finding all the necessary details in the same place helped. Thanks!


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