Your guide to best mosquito killers
Mosquitos seem to be everywhere!
You definitely must be aware of the mosquitos and they are probably one of the most detested insects on this planet. Mosquitoes live off sucking the blood of other living things, even fish! For humans, their bite has become notorious, not only because it is irritant, but because it can spread numerous diseases.
After you are bitten by a mosquito, its saliva causes the rash which can range from a mild one to a serious inflammation. As the variety of diseases that a mosquito can transmits increases every day, everyone needs to search for a quick and effective mosquito killer. Earlier, a good repellant or keeping them away from around you, inside or outside of the house could have done the job, but today that seems not to be enough.
As with many other products, there is an abundance of choice, depending on the method of operation, whether you want to use it indoors or outdoors, and particularly its effectiveness. We present you with a choice of ten products which take all of the above in consideration. Here they are:
10. Stinger Indoor Trap
This machine is environmentally safe and operates on the basis of a UV white light that attracts flying insects to the trap. Its powerful quiet fan draws insects into an internal trap where they dehydrate and perish. Its environmental safety relies on the fact that it uses no chemicals and it has an easy to pull out drawer for emptying.
Although a number of customers complained that this apparatus did not catch any mosquitoes, the prevailing opinion is that this insect trap does its intended job well. Some customers noted that they used it in a combination with another mosquito killing device.
9. Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Outdoor and Camping Repeller Device
When you are out camping or simply running a family barbeque, you will definitely need protection against mosquitoes. This unit is compact and portable and is powered by butane cartridges that require no flame. It even comes in camouflage color combinations. The repellent mats last up to 12 hours and cover a 15 x 15 foot area. The repellent is odorless and is EPA approved.
This product is quite widely endorsed by customers who bought it, including those that live in areas with serious mosquito problems like Florida. The customers that had complaints said that the devices were not operational and had to exchange them, but these were quite a minority. Usually though, prevailing number of customers tend to reorder the “Thermacell”.
8. Chapin 20000 Poly Lawn and Garden Sprayer
This product is usually a best seller, particularly with customers that want not only outdoor instant protection, but also prevention. This product is ideal for outdoors use since it is compatible with common fertilizers, weed killers and pesticides. It is lightweight, has a rust-free polyethylene tank that is translucent and makes checking of the fluid levels easy. The manufacturer also offers full technical support.
The customers using this sprayer particularly thought that is a great value for the money. One customer pointed out that it worked great even after 5 years of constant use. Most of them pointed out that you have to follow the instructions precisely, and those rare ones that did have complaints stated that they had to do with faulty equipment.
7. Elucto Electric Bug Zapper Fly Swatter Zap Mosquito Zapper
An ideal replacement for the good old mosquito swatter. “Elucto” will produce electric shock waves destroying any bug approaching you in a second, without you feeling anything. It is intended to neutralize an insect with a single move. All you have to do is point the device in the direction of a mosquito, neutralizing it when it reaches the swatter’s surface. When you turn the device on, it will flash a green light notifying you that it is operational.
Satisfied customers love the effectiveness of this device, some even enjoy the sound of zapped mosquitoes! The particular liking point was the fact that you don’t have to be completely precise with your “hit”. Yet another thing they were satisfied with was that the two AA batteries the device uses last a while and that you can use this device indoors and outdoors. The negative review on its effectiveness were quite rare.
6. ArtNatural Mosquito Repellent Bracelets
This can be a perfect solution when you need personal protection from the mosquitoes, particularly kids. These come in packets of 10 and offer insect indoor and outdoor protection of up to 250 hours, are Deet –free and use all-natural plant oils. The bracelets are made in a manner that the pest control repeller is infused into the plastic spiral ring bracelets. The one size fits all is usable for children three years of age and up to adults and is also waterproof. The all-natural plaint oils exclude all chemicals found in aerosol sprays.
The number of customers who reported that the bracelet did not work was very small compared to those that were quite satisfied with its use. Most of those who liked the product particularly stressed its suitability for children, usually a category under the strongest attack from the mosquitoes. The other elements that the customers liked were no need for instructions, its long lasting effect and no unpleasant odors.
5. Cutting Edge Pest Control Ultrasonic by GreenGuard
This device that works on the basis of high density ultrasonic frequencies, comes in the packs of two and is preferred by people who do not want to have a lot of fuss with their mosquito killers. The frequencies it operates on is inaudible to humans but is very loud and annoying not only to mosquitoes but other insects and rodents. The devices cover the area of 1,200 sq. feet each. The device includes a night light and is eco-friendly representing no harm to you, your children or pets.
Most of the customers were quite amazed with the effectiveness of the “Cutting Edge”, although they pointed out that it takes a day or two for it to take its full effect, but that when it did kick in, it worked wonders. One customer felt sorry that it did not have much effect outdoors.
4. Summit 20-pack Mosquito Dunk
This organic product that lasts up to 30 days works on the premise that prevention is the best cure since its purpose is to kill mosquito larvae before they’re old enough to bite. It comes in packs of 20 dunks, each dunk covering 100 square feet of surface area. These dunks are harmless to beneficial insects, as well as pets, birds and other. They should be placed wherever there is standing water or where such water will accumulate.
Satisfied customers who have used this product extensively, recommend that you start using them in the spring and definitely use a few to cover a particular area. They also recommend that you cover all wet areas like lawns and flower pots, which you can do by crumbling the dunks into powder and then spreading it around. The best rated product overall.
3. Aspectek Electronic Indoor Insect Killer
The purpose of this indoor device is to lure mosquitoes and other annoying insects to its grid where they are instantly zapped. The ultraviolet bulbs it is shipped with specifically attract flying insects. It has a protective guard which prevents people and pets from accidentally touching the grid. Since it is a chemically free alternative it is safe to use in all indoor areas, and it requires no maintenance other than emptying the bug tray.
This product got a good revision after some customers pointed out some failings previous models had, making it one of the most sought after mosquito killers. Most of the customers praise the effective customer service of “Aspectek”, making this a device that is constantly perfective and even more effective than before.
2. Mosquito Bits, 30-Ounce
Another product that is supposed to be sprinkled into standing water, it represents environmentally sound biological mosquito control. It is EPA registered in all 50 US states and kills mosquitoes fast, within 24 hours. Stops them cold before they are old enough to bite.
Although some customers reported that it did not work at all, most of those that have water areas like ponds, swamps or pools reported that it was extremely effective. These customers point out that you have to be sure you cover all the possible areas that can be the possible source of mosquito larvae.
1. Flowtron BK-40D Electronic Insect Killer
This outdoor device that makes an one acre area mosquito-free is currently the best-seller among all that are on offer. It uses nontoxic ultraviolet light to eliminate, not only mosquitoes, but other annoying insects over the designated area. The patented non-clogging killing grid eliminates the grid clogging that can short-circuit the unit or cause flare-ups of insect remains. The protective outer enclosure prevents children, pets and birds from contacting the charged grid.
Particular like with the customers is the durability of the product, some pointing out that they are using their units three years on. Only few thought that it does not cover the designated area, otherwise the satisfaction was almost unanimous.
Protection remains important
At one point mosquitoes were just a nuisance, now they are becoming dangerous. Diseases like Zika, Malaria and Dengue are spreading, and everybody should be looking for ways to find cheap and effective protection. Hopefully these recommendations can be helpful in that respect.