To be comfortable outdoors requires more than just having somewhere to sit and good food and drink (plus good company, natch). It also means not being bothered by flying insects who see you as a potential appetizer. But short of hiding inside an enclosed patio or going without, there’s bug zappers that take over bodyguard duties. However, their downside is that you’re forced to stay within the confines of their protection since they’re not portable. So there’s the first reason that the On-the-Go Insect Zapper is a better choice.
The On-the-Go Insect Zapper is portable because it can be powered in two different ways: the first being through the use of “AA” batteries with up to 3 hours of continuous use. The alternative is to use a USB powerbank, a device with a USB socket or a USB adapter plugged into a wall outlet. All operate in a similar fashion.
Once turned on, the Zapper will go about its task of luring in and killing fling insects, such as mosquitos, gnats and no-see-umms (an actual name not one made up). It does this in a 400 square foot radius through a replaceable lure combined with a black ultraviolet bulb. Utilizing a clog-free grill, what goes in doesn’t come out again because, to be blunt, it gets electrocuted. But since its them or you, it’s preferable this happens rather than being discomforted, bothered or possibly infected with West Nile or the Zika virus.
But for those times when it is to be used in the sun — turn off the LEDs and just use the zapping technology. Conversely, if it’s dark and all that’s needed is a lantern, leave the zapping tech off and just use the LEDs to light your way.
The On-the-Go Insect Zapper has a decorative design suitable for complementing its presence on patio furniture and in places when not on the ground (additionally the color pattern aids in attracting the flying insects as well). It is constructed to be durable and weather proof, being made of plastic, and comes with a 30 day lure and bug zapping bulb. Retail is a very mild $19.95.