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Protect Your Home from Critters with an Indoor Bug Zapper

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It seems like the exact moment the weather warms up, in come the mosquitos, fruit flies, gnats, and other critters to nibble and gnaw their way through your indoor plants, countertop gardens, and, worst of all, you. Sometimes it just feels like it doesn’t matter what you do to repel them — They. Will. Always. Find. You.

Unsightly fly traps and vinegar solutions can help, but ultimately the best way to rid your home from bugs is to outright exterminate them. Outdoor bug zappers are effective and popular, but if you’re looking to clear the air inside your house, one of these indoor bug zappers will do just as good of a job. Plus, they’re quieter (that outdoor “zap” is a bit morbid), and attractive.

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COKIT Bug Zapper Mosquito Killer Lamp

BEST portable INDOOR BUG ZAPPEr

$28.99, Amazon

Includes:

  • 1 x Bug Zapper
  • 1 x Brush
  • 1 x User Manual

At just 11 inches tall, this portable bug zapper is perfect for toting from room to room. Though it’s small, it covers up to 400 square feet, so it can protect your bedroom, office, and even living room on its own. Dead insects collect in a removable tray that is easy to rinse clean.

Owner reviews:

“Initially bought this bug zapper to use outdoors for those mosquitos since summer time is almost here. However when this zapper arrived there were some fruit flies in my kitchen, so I decided to put it to the test, and wow this thing really worked … I had another mosquito zapper in the past that didn’t kill a single fly or bug, didn’t work at all, but this one does work, plus has a nice design and is very easy to use.”

“This bug zapper is sleek, portable, and works great! It can also act like a lamp during the night as it gives some brightness.”

GLOUE Bug Zapper Inhaler

BEST INDOOR BUG ZAPPER FOR large bugs

$39.99, Amazon

Features:

  • Safe, non-toxic
  • USB Power Supply
  • Built-In fan
  • LED Light

This stylish zapper has a built-in fan to suck in the mosquitos, so you don’t have to wait around for a trap to lure the buggers. The manufacturer recommends turning it on before entering the room so that is has a chance to work its magic. This model is recommended for larger bugs (gnats and smaller pests require a lesser wavelength).

Owner reviews:

“Kills large mosquitoes without any sparks and burning smell.”

“Let me tell you, it works and I’m very impressed! It’s lightweight and easily portable and works with a USB cord, not to mention it’s attractive and nice looking. This product lures those little jerks in with the light and they are in the collection cup dead as a doorknob.”

CoPedvic Bug Zapper Electronic Insect Killer

Best indoor bug zapper for large spaces

$44.90, Amazon

Features:

  • 6,000 Square Foot Coverage
  • 2800v Grid 20w Bulbs
  • Great for Commercial Industrial Use

This indoor/outdoor bug zapper looks scarier than it is (unless you’re a bug!). With secure caging, it’s completely safe around children and pets. At just 17 inches wide, it covers an area of 6,000 square feet, which is great for RVs, patios, and other large rooms where flying bugs are prevalent.

Owner reviews:

“This is a very handy bug zapper. It measures 15x 2/1/2 x 10×1/2 and can be used indoors or out! I plugged it in and within seconds bugs were attracted and getting zapped!”

“We have a lot of bugs in our area and this thing gets the job done. Mosquitoes, gnats, flies – you name it, we’ve got it. This zapper isn’t bulky or loud so, aside from the occasional zap you might hear, you’ll barely notice it’s on and working (until you clean it out, that is!).”

“Efficient, small and unobtrusive, portable, looks great, and lets off a pleasing light.”

GLOUE 6-Pack Bug Zapper

best plug-in indoor bug zapper

$59.99 for a pack of 6, Amazon

Features:

  • Safe for Kids and Pets
  • Non-Toxic
  • No Foul Smell
  • Easy to Clean

These plug-in bug zappers are about as easy as they come — just plug in, flip the “on” switch, and zap! When it’s time to clean up, just remove the cover and wipe clean. With this affordable 6-pack, you can put one in every room of your house.

Owner reviews:

“We have a rental property with the few units in it that requires our doors to open and close a lot. Having these plugged in around our house is a very effective way to deal with the pests that fly in. These work especially great in our kitchen and have eliminated our fruit fly problem. It’s nice to have a set of these to keep our household free of biting bugs.”

“These things plug right in the wall, have a nice power switch on them. The light isn’t offensive at all, but seems to do a good job at drawing in fruit flies/mosquitos and numerous other small tiny annoying bugs that make it inside when you open the door at night.”

TOLOCO Mosquito Traps with 10 Sticky Glue Boards

BEST overall INDOOR BUG ZAPPER

$39.99, Amazon

Included:

  • 1 x Mosquito trap
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1x Adapter
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 10 x Glue Boards

Non-toxic and odor-free, this indoor bug zapper is as safe as it is effective at zapping pests. There are two modes: standard and “smart band change” that rotates through seven different wavelengths every 15 minutes (larger critters like mosquitos require a stronger wavelength, unlike gnats and flies which require less energy to zap. It also has “Imitating Body Temperature Technology” to lure the buggers into the trap.

Owner reviews:

“The unit is whisper quiet and clean up is zero hassle…you just replace the stick pads.”

“This little device works much better than I expected it to. It’s super quiet and not ugly. I have been using it for a few days and am very pleased with the results! It has caught so many gnats and mosquitos!”

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