If you aren’t already familiar with the electric bug zapper, you are really going to like it and if you have had one before, I’m sure you’ll welcome it back like an old pal! The electronic insect killer does just what it says it does: it zaps bugs. But it does it really, really well.
Any insect that is touched by the wiring of the electronic insect killer is fried. Smaller insects like midges and mosquitoes are disintegrated with a very pleasing flash and a crack. Larger insect, like house flies and wasps are killed, but don’t explode like the smaller ones.
How many times have these flying bugs taken the edge off an otherwise lovely evening in the garden? Or how many times have you not been able to get a decent night’s sleep, because you know there’s at least one mosquito in the bedroom. It has happened to me hundreds of times, I know! It is very satisfying to get your own back with the electronic bug killer.
I don’t like killing things unnecessarily – I’m married to a Buddhist- but mosquitoes? I’m sorry, they can die. And the handheld bug killer dispatches them without any messing about. No waiting and hoping they’ll fly into the ultraviolet light and into the mesh. No, one sweep of the electronic bug killer and the mosie’s gone and you can hear whether you got her or not. (I say her, because the sucking mosquitoes always are females – I assure you, I wasn’t being sexist).
There are two basic types of handheld bug killer. There’s the battery operated bug zapper and the rechargeable electric bug zapper. Both work on the same principle, but I prefer the rechargeable type, although I guess you could use rechargeable batteries too. (I bet they would be more expensive that the bug zapper in the first place). Anyway, I have been using a handheld bug killer of the rechargeable kind for five years and I am ecstatic about them.
These days, I spend a great deal of time in northern Thailand with my wife, so you can bet your bottom dollar that my hand held insect zapper gets a good work-out practically every evening. We usually eat in the garden in the evening and all socializing is done outside by tradition, especially in the country, where we live, so it comes in very handy. I also use my electric bug killer to ‘sweep’ the bedroom for bugs before we retire at night, just like a secret agent.
The hand held insect killer seems to improve every time I buy one, which makes it difficult to give you definite specifications. The electric bug zappers I bought four or five years ago, sometimes failed after six to nine months of purchase, although their ability to store a charge was less after four or five months.
However, the new electric insect killer will last 9-12 months and still be formidable after nine months. My latest model even has a powerful torch called a headlamp built into it. I’m not sure what it’s supposed to be for, but if you feel that revenge is sweet, you can lure mosquitoes with it and then zap them with your electric insect killer.
Owen Jones, the writer of this piece writes on several topics, but is currently concerned with the Aedes mosquito. If you would like to know more or check out some fantastic offers, please go to our web site at Indoor Bug Zapper.