You know how it is: You lie on your bed with your smartphone in hand, hoping to fall asleep watching a nice movie or listening to a relaxing tune. And then you hear buzzing and start feeling these little bugs speeding past, taunting you. A few minutes later, your skin starts to itch in various areas.
Congrats, you’re now these insects’ meal and even run the risk of contracting dengue and these bugs’ other potential health hazards. Say goodbye to sleepless nights and shield your home from the dangers these buggers bring! Here are the 10 best mosquito killers for your room or home.
Table of the Best Mosquito Killers
|Zap It! Bug Zapper Racket Mini||- Many good reviews|
- Has protective mesh
- Easy to use and charge
|Thermacell MR-FJ Portable Mosquito Repeller||- No mess|
- No scent and DEET
- Sufficient protection zone
|Thermacell MR-9SB Patio Shield Bristol Mosquito Repeller||- Looks good|
- Not messy to use
- No harmful chemical or scent
|GLOUE Bug Zapper||- Large coverage|
- Small and compact
- No harmful chemicals
|Kaz Stinger Cordless Rechargeable Insect Zapper||- Rechargeable|
- Portable and cordless
- Large coverage area
|ENKEEO 2-in-1 Camping Lantern Mosquito Killer||- Long battery run time|
- Can be cleaned with water
- Light and compact
|Ever Pest Ultrasonic Pest Mosquito Repellent||- No poison|
- Large coverage area
- No killing of insects
|Pest Sentry Fly Catcher||- Looks nice|
- Long power cable
- Insect tray is secure
|Sandalwood NK63 Solar-powered UV Bug Zapper||- Comes with charger|
- Environmentally friendly
- Sufficient coverage (3,000 square feet)
|KOODER Bug Zapper||- Good for bedtime use|
- Looks decorative
#1. Zap It! Bug Zapper Racket Mini
The first thing that drew our attention toward the Zap-it! Bug Zapper is the sheer number of people we know who have tried it and are happy with its performance. It has gathered thousands of positive reviews so far, and it is often good to listen to the advice of many.
This bug zapper has a 4,000-volt grid. This is quite powerful and should easily take care of a huge lot of insects with one swing in our opinion. It is also easy to charge. It has ultra-fast USB charging, which means you should never have problems as you definitely always have a compatible charger with you.
Zap it!’s bug zapper also comes with an LED light, which you can activate when using it at night. It also has an indicator light to show when it is turned on. If you still happen to touch it while it is electrified, there is a triple-layer safety mesh in place to protect you.
#2. Thermacell MR-FJ Portable Mosquito Repeller
We like the Thermacell MR-FJ Portable Mosquito Repeller because we think it is strong and effective enough. In addition, it has no DEET and any irritating, toxic scent.
According to the manufacturer, this portable repeller is effective up to 15 feet away, so this sounds like a good repeller for small spaces, such as rooms, camping tents, and the like.
We also like that it does not need any dangerous fire or any other potential hazard, like smoke from candles. It is also not messy. The cartridge and the mat go inside the repeller, so there is no need to put up a lot of things in various places in a room.
Each purchase comes with refills good for 12 hours and 1 cartridge. This is the one downside we see. You have to keep buying refills. However, if it works as well for you as it has for over a thousand users, then the refills may be worth it.
#3. Thermacell MR-9SB Patio Shield Bristol Mosquito Repeller (w/ Lantern)
The Thermacell MR-9SB Patio Shield Bristol Mosquito Repeller (w/ Lantern) is good for your home if you and/or your loved ones are sensitive to odors. This is also ideal because it has no DEET, a common insect repeller active ingredient that has been gaining attention recently for its potentially harmful effects on humans.
The protection zone measures 15 feet, which means this is a fair enough option for small to moderately sized spaces or rooms. The repellant and lantern are independent of each other, so you can use it as ambient lighting when you do not need the repellent. The bulb is LED, so it is energy-efficient.
It is also quite safe for use even in homes with kids and pets because it has no open flame or smoky candles. Another plus is that the lantern has an attractive decorative bronze design.
#4. GLOUE Bug Zapper
We appreciate the design of the GLOUE Bug Zapper. We are not fans of blue, but we do love its compact shape and light weight. We believe it is also very environmentally friendly and safe for humans because it does not produce any foul odor or breathable toxin. We think it is also fairly easy to use. You just plug it into an outlet and leave it alone.
It works by attracting bugs with its light, so it obviously won’t be much help during the day. At night, it works best when it is the only light source in a room, which benefits you in two ways. You get to kill bugs and have a lamp at the same time. It is also safe enough for use even in the kitchen, where food is all over the place. This mosquito lamp will not contaminate any food item.
Aside from the fact that this is not an ideal morning bug killer, our only complaint is that there seems to be no easy or quick way of removing the trapped bugs. You are supposed to remove the blue front covering and then take the dead insects out with a small brush or napkin.
#5. Kaz Stinger Cordless Rechargeable Insect Zapper
The Kaz Stinger Cordless Rechargeable Insect Zapper may work for you if you are looking for a portable mosquito killer. There is no pesky cord, it is easy to carry, and it is rechargeable. It also has a sufficiently sizable coverage zone measuring 625 square feet. That is about the size of a 25 x 25 camping area, deck, or patio. The catch is that you have to be careful where you place it because it cannot be within 10 to 14 feet away from where there is human activity.
Also, it has to be between the source of bugs and the main area to be protected. The lantern can function independently of the repellent, so you can use it merely as accent lighting. The run time is relatively short at 3.5 hours, though. Plus the recharge time is 3 hours.
#6. ENKEEO 2-in-1 Camping Lantern Mosquito Killer
Like a number of the other items on this list, the ENKEEO 2-in-1 Camping Lantern Mosquito Killer can function as a lantern only or as lantern and repellent. It uses UV light (360 nm to 400 nm) to protect a coverage area measuring 16 x 16 feet. We love the run time. If you use the repellent only, it should run for about 15 hours. For the lantern-only feature at low (30 lumens), the run time is about 20 hours.
We think you will find it easy to install because it has a retractable hook. It also has some safety features in place, like the removable cage, which is supposed to prevent you from touching the internal wire. It is also waterproof, which means you can leave this out on the patio or your camping site without worrying about it shorting in case it rains. You can even clean it with running water to take the insects out.
#7. Ever Pest Ultrasonic Pest Mosquito Repellent
The Ever Pest Ultrasonic Pest Mosquito Repellent works differently from many repellents you see on the market right now. These do not kill or zap bugs and instead shoo them away with its ultrasonic waves. The coverage area is impressive, measuring 2,200 square feet.
When you plug a unit in, its LED bulb turns on and it begins emitting ultrasonic waves, which are what drive the insects away. You just have to keep them plugged in for at least 3 to 4 weeks to see results. Also, according to the manufacturer, you have to be prepared that there will be an unusually large number of insects around the time they start leaving.
In our opinion, this is ideal if you are concerned about the killing of insects and other pests. They do not mean harm after all and are just doing as they are naturally wired.
This is also recommended because you can be sure that it does not create any mess or produce any bad odor or poisonous chemicals. The only complaint we have heard so far is that it may not be powerful enough for some pests (like cockroaches), but that may be resolved by adding another unit.
#8. Pest Sentry Fly Catcher
The first thing we loved about the Pest Sentry Fly Catcher is its look. It has a very modern and sleek design, so we don’t think it will look out of place even when placed in posh living rooms and the like. It uses UV light to kill insects, and the light is emitted from all four sides, which is a plus for us because it means you can place it anywhere and it should work. The grid appears sufficiently powerful at 2000 w. This zapper has a cable.
It would be much better if it did not have that, but if it means increased effectivity, then we will take it. The cable is long, measuring 2 m, so you should not have a hard time finding a spot for it in your home. It has a removable tray where the dead insects go and can be easily and quickly cleaned out of, which we think is a nice feature because some zappers require that you pick these dead buggers out using brushes or tissues.
#9. Sandalwood NK63 Solar-powered UV Bug Zapper
The Sandalwood NK63 Solar-powered UV Bug Zapper works by attracting bugs and trapping them. This zapper uses 8 powerful LED bulbs, which double as lighting for walkways or outdoor living areas. It comes with a charger, which is an advantage for us because it means it does not have to share your phone’s or other gadgets’ chargers.
Needless to say, it also already comes with an integrated solar panel. We like this green mosquito zapper and recommend it to anyone who wants a bug-free home in an environmentally friendly manner.
#10. KOODER Bug Zapper
Finally, the KOODER Bug Zapper is ideally placed in a relatively clear area and definitely far from such objects as fans and air conditioning units. As per usual, it works best during the night and only when it is the sole source of light in a room.
The only things you need to mind are cleaning it and preventing it from getting wet. It is not waterproof, so you may not want to use it outdoors. Also, you cannot clean it with a damp or wet cloth, so it is not as easy to clean as waterproof zappers.
Conclusion: Getting rid of mosquitos and other bugs is serious business because these insects can easily go well beyond just causing minor annoyances. If you don’t show these buggers who’s boss, you and your loved ones can even get sick.
We think Zap-it! Bug Zapper (2874) is a safe option. It has worked for so many people, so it may be worth a try. It appears easy enough to use and maintain, and it does have safety features in place to prevent electrocution. It is also sufficiently powerful to zap your average bugs.