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Monster Trapper

Monster Trapper is a compact device that's made to enable you to trap mosquitoes, flies and other small bugs in your home. You may also be able to use this device in certain locations outdoors. It looks a bit like a lantern, but it actually contains a powerful vacuum that will aim to suck bugs into the inner filter and trap them until you empty the filter into your trash. It's purported to be quiet, so it's unlikely that it'll ever disturb you or other members of your household.

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Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Monster Trapper is $19.99 and the shipping is FREE!

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How It Works

Bugs like mosquitoes, flies, fleas, and wasps are attracted to ultraviolet light, and each Monster Trapper contains a blue UV light that will draw them towards the device. As they approach it by crawling or flying, the vacuum inside that spins at a rate of 3500 rotations per minute will suck them in, and they won't be able to get out. Once they meet the end of their lives, they'll collect in the filter in the bottom of the device, and you'll be able to temporarily remove that and dispose of the bugs all at once.

How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Plug In and Turn On

    To use this insect-trapping device for the first time, you'll need to plug it into an electrical outlet and push the right side of the red power button on its front to turn it on. Since this device depends on electricity to run, you'll have to use it in areas in which you have an available outlet.

  2. Leave For a Few Hours

    After you've powered up your device, you'll notice that the blue light on the top half will light up in order to attract bugs. If you leave the device alone and resting on a flat surface for a few hours, it'll collect up to hundreds of bugs during that period of time. Meanwhile, you may barely notice it's there since it's been designed to be whisper-quiet as it runs.

  3. Empty Device

    Once a few hours have passed, turn off and unplug your device (in that order). Twist off the filter on the bottom of the device and look inside. You'll likely notice at least a handful of bugs in there, if not dozens or hundreds, and you can empty them into a trash bin at that point. When done, twist the filter back on and then power up the device again.


  • Portable

    Each Monster Trapper is smaller than a standard coffee maker, and about the same size as a blender, so most users will be able to carry one around their home without a problem. If you've got an electrical outlet outside to plug it into, you can also bring it out there to use on your porch, by your pool or wherever you choose. In the event that you decide to bring this device to a cottage or someone else's house, it won't take up more than a couple of feet of space in your vehicle.

  • One-Way Design

    The one-way design of this device will enable it to trap bugs as they fly or crawl towards it, but once they're in, they won't be able to travel back in the other direction. They'll remain in the bottom filter with no chance for escape, so they won't get any more opportunities to pester you, your family members or your friends.

  • No Smell

    Some insect repellents (like bug spray) and traps (like citronella candles) have quite a strong smell associated with them. However, due to the fact that the Monster Trapper does its work by using light, one of these won't give off any potentially unpleasant odors at all. As a result, you'll be able to remove pesky bugs in and around your home without making it stink, which could bother guests as much as it could bother the people who live there.

Positive Points

  • Won't Disturb Pets

    There are some insect traps available that will make high-frequency noises that humans can't hear, but that some pets can hear. Fortunately, the Monster Trapper won't give off any such noises, so this device likely won't ever disturb any of your household pets. One of your pets may notice the blue light coming from your device, but they probably won't pay any more attention to it than they would to any other light. In fact, your pets will likely have a much more pleasant time once this device starts trapping insects, as they probably won't be bitten as often.

  • No Harsh Chemicals Involved

    Instead of using a Monster Trapper, you could choose to eliminate the presence of bugs by spraying chemical solutions around your home or getting an exterminator to do so. These chemicals can cause people to have respiratory issues, though, and may be toxic if they were to accidentally get into your food. On the other hand, if you opt to use this compact insect-trapping device instead of chemicals, you'll be able to breathe easy without running the risk of exposing yourself or any other humans to toxicity.

  • Can Double As Light Source

    Since this device gives off a bit of gentle illumination, you may want to use it as a light source while you're outdoors in the dark, instead of carrying a flashlight of some sort. That way, you'll be able to accomplish two things at once: both providing yourself with light and getting rid of annoying creepy-crawly critters. Plus, setting this device on a table in the evening, next to a pool or group of deck chairs, may enable you to create a cool ambient mood.

Negative Points

  • Literally Kills Bugs

    If you'd prefer to use an insect trap that will trap bugs without hurting or killing them, the Monster Trapper may not be the ideal device for you. In case this isn't obvious already, it kills any bugs almost immediately after they enter the vacuum, and the bugs will be dead once you find them in the bottom filter. The bugs would have a more pleasant experience if they could be collected and released while still alive, into an area where they would no longer be able to disturb you.

  • Must Use Electricity

    There's no way to operate one of these devices by battery, so you must use electricity whenever you want to run yours. Therefore, if you're at a campsite or a cottage that happens not to have electricity, you'll need to find some other method of bug control to make use of. Each time you use your Monster Trapper at home, this will also cause your electricity bill to rise.


  • Only Touch Filter and Handle

    Humans who are working with one of these devices should only ever touch the top handle and the bottom filter (while that filter is separated from the rest of the device). You should also make sure that anytime you detach the filter from the device, it's been turned off and unplugged beforehand. If you were to put your fingers near the vacuum in the middle of your Monster Trapper, you could get hurt, and its UV light may not remain completely cool to the touch.

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Do not buy Monster Trapper online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Monster Trapper online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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Thanh Nguyen - (St Louis, MO)
Posted: 30 Dec 2019

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On July 17, 2019, I bought two of them through their website. And the first one was out of service within a day. The second one was out of service three days later. By their shape, they look good. By design, they need to be modified. Also, they were not designed to last. Luckily, I know a little bit about electric, So I opened them up to see what was wrong. And I found out the different resistors on them was burn out. I replaced the resistors and now they work fine.
By design, I have a bottom cover up to the air intake openings with smell stuff put in the bottom of the cover to have parts of the smelly air circulated through the trapper. Within a few days, all the fruit flies were gone. In conclusion, people should not buy it unless it redesign/modified to be better.

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denise - (Des Moines, IA)
Posted: 28 Jul 2019

Warning Don't Buy

This is a joke. Don't buy!

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JP - (Oregon City, OR)
Posted: 26 Jul 2019

No Free Returns

My granddaughter was being bit by mosquitos but didn't work. Now I have to pay for shipping to return. Money back guarantee but no free returns.

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joe leuch - (Medina, OH)
Posted: 10 Jul 2019

The ad stated Buy one get one free $29.99. Rc'd 1 (one) called the company said the second one was $6.95 shipping. Tried to pay that they refused. Asked to return and was told I had to pay to ship. Canceled order and they offered me $5 to keep it!

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Roz - (Thomasville, PA)
Posted: 07 Jul 2019


Is it good for roaches.

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ginger - (Charleston, WV)
Posted: 01 Jul 2019

Stink Bugs

Would this work for stink bugs?

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james johnson - (Granite City, IL)
Posted: 29 Jun 2019

How many feet of space does it protect?

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Michelle - (Redondo Beach, CA)
Posted: 29 Apr 2019

Now $29.99

You can no longer get for $20. It is now $30. No videos online or reviews except this one.

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Posted: 13 Jul 2019

I think the price increase is correct but there are other reviews. Go to to see a pretty good one.

Posted: 14 Jul 2019

Check out the reviews on Youtube.

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