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We have compared five popular bug zappers; synthesizing customers reviews and testing products in our lab. We have also created a how-to guide, detailing factors to consider when buying a bug zapper.
Bugs seem to have an innate ability to ruin important occasions and disturb you when you are at your most comfortable. And, even if you swat or spray them dead, it isn’t long before others return. For more effective, hands-free bug removal, a bug zapper can be a suitable option.
According to research findings published on Acuity Support, behavioral studies involving Indian Meal Moths show that they are strongly attracted to UV (365 nm) and green (500 nm) lights.”
Many insects are attracted to the UV spectrum of light. In electric models, the light source and the electric current grid work simultaneously. When a bug comes in the range of the electric grid, it gets zapped and falls into the collection plate at the bottom of the device.
The effectiveness of light-emitting zappers depends on the responsiveness of the insects to the light. Some insects find the light to be irresistible, while others aren’t attracted to it in the same way. To attract all types of bugs, many manufacturers offer specific insect attractants as add-ons. Mosquito attractants are a common add-on.
According to InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors), the likelihood of a fire hazard due to a bug zapper isn’t any greater than any other electric device. The majority of the units for sale have been UL-tested. ”
Unlike many bugs, mosquitoes aren’t attracted to UV light. To attract mosquitos, manufacturers offer mosquito lures with or as add-ons to their products. Most lures are designed to imitate body heat and the scents of mammals. CO2 is a popular attractant, as we produce it when we exhale. For the mosquito attractants, it’s produced using a CO2 cylinder or by burning propane. The CO2 is synergized with 1-Octen-3-ol. The octenol mosquito attractant available with the Flowtron Diplomat is an example of a propane powered lure.