Shopping for the perfect propane mosquito killer?
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- Shopping for the perfect propane mosquito killer?
One of the worst things about camping is dealing with mosquitoes. These little pests buzz around your head waiting for you to not pay attention and then they strike. Their bites hurt and can cause itching and red spots for days. Eliminate this problem with a propane mosquito killer.
Finding propane mosquito killers that work isn’t too difficult if you know what you are looking for. Below you can find information and reviews about the best insect killers that run on propane.
With the right machine, you and your family can enjoy the back yard without dealing with pesky mosquitoes.
Mosquito Magnet MM4100 Patriot Mosquito Trap
It is one of the easiest and most effective propane mosquito killers available. It uses counterflow technology to emit heat and carbon monoxide which attracts mosquitoes to the machine and away from people. You can get a more in-depth review here as I don’t know as much about this particular unit as that review does.
The Mosquito Magnet can be emptied with no mess. Just remove the black box located on the top of the trap and empty the dead mosquitoes into the trash. You don’t even have to touch them!
The high price tag is worth the convenience of having a backyard you and your family can enjoy.
Flowtron MT-125 Mosquito PowerTrap
Another great propane mosquito killer is the Flowtron MT-125 Mosquito PowerTrap. Not only can this machine kill mosquitoes, it can also kill flies and other insects. It uses LED lights to attract the bugs to the machine and then the vacuum will suck them inside the machine.
Another great feature is the octenol cartridge that also works to attract bugs to the machine. This cartridge is included when you purchase the trap.
The Flowtron is a safe trap that does not use fogs, sprays or harmful chemicals. It is run by a computerized panel which may take some getting used to but you’ll be destroying bugs in no time. This is a great choice when it comes to propane bug killers.
Burgess Outdoor Propane Insect Fogger
If you are looking for a handheld bug remover, the Burgess Outdoor Propane Insect Fogger is the perfect option. It doesn’t actually kill the bugs but it will fog them out of your yard so they don’t bug you and your friends.
It scares away the bugs with an odorless, long-lasting fog that will keep mosquitoes away for hours. It only takes a few minutes to use on your entire yard.
The Burgress Fogger is an affordable option for those who want a bug free yard. Since it is portable, it can be used for parties in the park, at the local swim beach, at the campground and in the garden. It uses a standard propane cylinder and can disperse fog over 10 feet.
Flowtron Bug Zapper
I think I can safely say that everyone has experienced a summer evening ruined by stinging mosquitoes or other type of annoying pests. The one tactical instrument of defense that works against these annoying bugs is a pest repellent like the Flowtron Electronic Insect Killer.
You have a choice of 3 models depending on the size of the area you want to cover. The largest model offered covers 1.5 acres and the smallest model covers .5 acres. The smallest version would be a good choice for any small yard or deck or patio area.
These bug zappers use a small amount of electric current which means you won’t have to worry about running up your utility bill after having it on for a few hours every night.
If you are leery of using sprays and other harsh chemical based bug repellents then an electronic mosquito killer is the answer.
The Flowtron insect killer is given high reviews by customers who find that the unit is designed for easy use and maintenance.
Using a Timer With the Flowtron Electronic Insect Killer
The best way to use one of these electronic zappers is to use it along with a timer.
Even if you aren’t sitting out in the yard every night, it’s a good idea to still have the unit turn on to keep the mosquito, moth, and fly population down.
The timing should turn on the unit when the sun is starting to set and turn it off with the dawn. A cheap timer is a small price to pay to get the best results from this unit.
A timer is a good idea as the bug zapper should be placed a distance from the house or the area you want to be bug free. That usually means walking out to a dark shed or stationary pole to unplug the unit or switch it off. Once it’s off, you won’t have the illumination from the bug zapper to illuminate the area.
Safer Than Using Chemicals
If you’re like me and hate to use any type of chemical treatment for getting rid of pests, then this energy friendly bug zapper is the answer. It can rid your yard of mosquitos, flies, and every other bug species.
One review I found was written by an organic farmer. He uses the largest model of the Flowtron Electronic Insect Killer in the middle of his small orchard of fruit trees.
Using this electronic pest repellent meant the farmer doesn’t have to use sprays to keep his trees safe from most pests. Using one bug zapper reduced his worm problem (moth larvae) by 50% and he plans on adding more units to further reduce the problem.
Placing the Flowtron Electronic Insect Killer
Bug Zapper on a PoleYour first instinct may to hang this right next to the area where you sit and hang out.
That’s a bad idea.
Since it actually attracts bugs, you would be bothered with flying insects congregating in the area. The constant zapping sound that you hear when the bugs are fried can also be annoying.
The instructions will give you detailed guidelines on placing the Flowtron insect killer to get the best performance from the unit.
The unit should not be placed against or too close to your house.
You also need an electric connection so keep that in mind. The unit comes with a short cord so you’ll probably have to invest in outdoor extension cords to hook it up.