Light Bulb Bug Zapper
The light bulb bug zapper is a bug zapper and bright LED light in one. Said bulb is installed the same as any other light, simply screwing it into the light socket. Once it is turned one, the LED bulb draws focus from you to the bulb so mosquitos leave you alone. This zapper kills them on contact as they are drawn to the light so that the bugs don’t even get inside your house. One bulb lasts for 50,000 hours. You can even use it indoors or out.
Total Cost Breakdown
The cost of Bug Zapper is $19.95 plus $8.95 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Bug Zapper by paying the extra shipping fee of $8.95 for a total price of $37.85.
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- Easy Install
The light bulb bug zapper is a mosquito zapper and bright LED light and installation is easy. This bulb installs the same as any other light bulb.
- Use Outside
Drawing their focus from you, the zapper kills them on contact as they are drawn to the light. You can put it outside so that the bugs don’t even get inside your house. This means you do not have to deal with any more stinky traps or sticky sprays.
- Long Lasting
When you screw it in, it lasts for 50,000 hours. You can even use it indoors or out.
The light bulb bug zapper comes with a sixty day money back guarantee.
- Need a Socket
The bulb has to screw into a normal light socket the same as any other bulb in order to work. This means that you need to have the light on if you want to draw attention from you and your home.
What’s more, if you do not have a light socket in an area outside of your door or window, it might not be convenient for you to put this bulb where you would normally socialize. The advertisement talks highly about preventing bugs from ever going in your home, but if your outdoor light is far from the door, it might not attract the bugs. Should you host a party and want the bulb to alleviate bugs, you need to have it screwed in close to where you are hosting.
Another downside, tangentially related to this is that the zapper kills the bugs which means their dead bodies will hit the ground under the bulb. Many people do not take that into consideration when they are installing the bulb. If it is placed in a light socket right above the front or back door, the dead bugs will end up right where you walk. Should you put it out where you are having a BBQ or hosting a dinner, the bugs might land near where guests are eating.
It is a bit more discreet compared to hanging paper with slowing dying bug bodies on it, but you still need to exercise caution. When you think about screwing it inside your home, remember that the bodies will accumulate on the ground below. .
How it's Different from Competitors
It kills the bugs, first and foremost. Rather than act as a deterrent to try and steer bugs away from you, this one kills them on contact. The LED lights used in this bulb work as an insect repellent because they produce light that bugs can see. These bug zappers use the LED bulbs to attract bugs like other lights cannot. Flying insects are attracted to the light from a specific distance and are never to bother you again.
- Led Lights
There are LED lights that zap bugs the same as this one, but they are housed in a separate container with a cord that plugs into an outlet. Those designs are a bit more portable than this, because you can just plug it in where ever you happen to be. Comparatively, with this bulb, you would have to unscrew it each time you want to use it somewhere else or when you go on the road and then screw it in a new light fixture.
- Buzz Off
Buzz Off is another alternative which uses a combination of natural oils for repellent purposes and a sticky trap to stop the bugs from touching you. This trap is electronic by nature but does not use propane or plug in to any outlet. It gets rid of bugs outside, and can be carried with you whenever you go somewhere new, like on vacation.
- Kite Shield
Kite Shield is a natural alternative. It covers the skin and creates a barrier that stops mosquitos from smelling you. The ingredients confuse the mosquito receptors which help them locate food which means you can bring it anywhere inside or out. This product uses natural ingredients so you do not have to worry about harmful chemicals, nor do you have to worry about the dead insect bodies scattered around your home or yard.
Fly paper is another alternative which kills the bugs the same as this trap, only, it takes its time. The zapper kills them instantly but mosquito sticky paper will lure the mosquito and once it is stuck the mosquito slowly dies of dehydration. These are difficult to have around the home because they are unsightly, with the bodies stuck to the paper hanging from the ceiling. What’s more, they are quite sticky so if you accidentally touch it, you will get sticky.
- Sticky Traps
Alternatives to this are small cardboard house traps which have pieces of sticky paper that bend sticky side down over a foundation. The edges hook into place and in the middle of this little tent is a container of liquid which releases odor drawing in the mosquitos. When they head toward the odor, they get stuck but their bodies are discreetly stuck to the inside.
- Sticky Paper and Led
Thankfully there are different versions of this, including plug in versions. These still have the same sticky trap, but the sticky part is located behind a nice plug in feature with an LED bulb behind it. Using the same LED technology, these products draw in the mosquitos with the light and then they are stuck to the paper. These are intended for indoor use primarily because they have to be plugged in somewhere.
Natural spray repellents can cover you when you are inside or out. However, they do not keep your neighbors or guests covered, and they do not stop the insects from coming into your home or ever returning again. Even the harsher chemical sprays have the same issues.
- Nothing is 100%
Consumers should bear in mind that bug repellents of any kind have no 100% guarantee. There is no way that you can guarantee bugs will all be drawn to the light. In some cases they may not reach the light, or they might smell the people before the light.
However, in other cases they might just land on you accidentally and end up biting you. So, it is important to note that this product is more effective at killing bugs compared to the repellents. However, no product will have 100% guarantee of alleviating all bug problems, especially if you are outside.