The Stinger 15-Watt 1/2-Acre Bug Zapper uses a high-intensity UV bulb to lure insects to an electrically charged grid. An outer enclosure prevents children, pets and wildlife from contacting the grid. The rugged, weatherproof construction is rust-, crack- and fade-resistant. For added effectiveness, a 30-day Octenol cartridge is included.
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52%of customersrecommend this product13 of 25reviews
Rating Breakdown27 reviews
52%of customersrecommend this product13 of 25reviews
Purchased for my screened in patio because for some reason mosquito's manage to get in. We have it for two weeks now and is full of dead bugs(just cleaned it). Now we can enjoy the view or a nice bar-b-q. Also looks like it works better at night.
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6out of7found this review helpful.
Review 2 for 15-Watt 1/2-Acre Bug Zapper
Works very well
PostedJune 28, 2012
I was surprised at all the negative reviews. I bought the Stinger last summer and was impressed with the number of mosquitoes and deer flies it killed. I live close to a pond, golf course and wetland preserve; mosquitoes and deer flies are a huge problem. I use the octenol packet and it seems to just attract the "blood sucking" insects, which is my biggest concern. I have it on a timer and have not experienced any problems.
i bought this to help with a fruit fly problem inside my house. after about a month, i no longer have the fruit fly issue. i have 2 issues with the product. 1. the cord is VERY short. 2. the bottom is open, so dead bugs fall straight through. mine literally sits on the floor so the short cord and open bottgom are not a major issue.
The only thing this will attract and kill is night moths. We had a bug zapper years ago, and it was constantly popping with zapped insects. We bought this one to control flies in our back yard where the dogs are kept. This does NOT kill flies, and we see no evidence it's killing mosquitoes. We would love to know why this does not work well like the ones we had 20 years ago. By the way, the "attractant" does not attract. And we bought 6 packages of that useless stuff.
This is my second summer using this and it works great! It is very quiet compared to my neighbors 40 watt black light zapper. It actually works better than I expected. The only thing that is inconvenient is that it says the bugs will fall out of the bottom but they don't. Some of them stick to the grid so you just have to go shake it a bit or blow it with a leaf blower. But thats proof that its doing its job when its full of dead mosquitos! I would recommend this to anyone!
I bought this item last year because my son is highly allergic to mosquitos. since we have placed this item in our back yard and front yard he has been able to play in the yard with no problems. also he doesnt smeel of insect spray. I would tell any one who asked me about this item to buy it, it works great!!!!!!!!!!!!
For about $10 more I bought the 40 watt model from home depot in 2008. Have used it for 3 summers now successfully. The octonol squares are a waste but the bugs are still fooled and this device is efficient. if you do buy the squares it is awkward to get them into the holding square. make sure they are in well after the 45 minutes goes by before you figure it out or else they will fall out. I don't know if the 15 watt model is any good but I can vouch for the 40 watt one which was a good investment. make sure you put it back inside the box and inside the garage for the winter.
I live in an area where I have a ton of annoying insects. This bug zapper has made our backyard enjoyable and tolerable. It cleans up the entire area of troublesome insects. It attracts everything and eliminates them! Plus it is fun to watch.
I bought this unit for indoor use, and, it is working nicely ever since I received it a week ago. Although it brings a bait that can be put in to attract insects, I think it will probably only be needed if I use it outdoor. I am very happy with the product, and, I will recommend it to my relatives and friends.
Does not work on FLYS or NATS. Wish I did'nt buy it.
3out of4found this review helpful.
Review 14 for 15-Watt 1/2-Acre Bug Zapper
PostedMay 29, 2010
No, I do not recommend this product.
We bought this hoping it would attract and kill flies. It didn't do a thing. They were not attracted to the light or the scent cartridge. If you are looking for a product to get rid of flies, this isn't it.
Inexpensive, killed a few bugs, lures seemed to help a bit with the mosquitos, the bulb went out on the forth month so I figured the bulb was the problem bought a replacement to find out the device was what the problem was, Great if you're looking for a short lived device to lower (not eliminate) a bug probmlem.
This is a very good product for the money and I have yet to see a live mosquito. It also attracts tons of moths. Replacing the bulb appears to be easy and you can buy a product to attract the bugs. I only wish it did regular flies, not just "biting" flies. I seem to get a lot of those and they have no interest in it. But overall as compared to the Sunbeam I had, this is much better.
I guess there are two colors of bulbs/models of this. I was getting eaten alive trying to power wash my big 2-level deck, and wooden fencing (end unit townhouse). I have one of these, and also one of the Home Depot larger ones, $49.99, forget the name. They are in different locations, this one inside of a large decked in area, no real lights near THIS one. The bigger one is on the outside opposite corner, 30 feet from lights, in an open area that is dark. This is easily twice as bright as the bigger unit. It will light an area, but I wouldn't exactly hang out in this thing's light.
This little sucker has 2x or 3x the bugs stuck in it every morning. I think they just FALL out of the bigger one, it hits many more than the little one, for the hours I'm out there anyway. Both only seems to work at night. I'm extremely happy with it. Yes you need compressed air for the little one every morning. Lots of bugs dead = bugs to clean out. I highly recommend getting a couple of units on edges of your property, maybe on a timer, to thin out bug populations. I will be replacing mosquito scented lure regularly, in case it helps. I'm hooked. I unhook for rain, pretty scared of what might happen.