The 11 Best Bug Zappers for Chemical-Free Pest Control

Winter is in our rearview mirror, and there's nothing but sunshine on the horizon — except for those pesky bugs that love summer as much as we do. This year, we refuse to let them bother us because we have the best zappers for keeping those warm months bug-free.

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Updated on May 22, 2023

Mosquitoes and flies and gnats, oh my! Nothing ruins your outdoor time more than irritating bugs or, for that matter, your indoors when those sneaky insects get in. Rather than relying on sprays and chemicals this year, grab a nontoxic, easy-to-use bug zapper to keep your environment insect-free.

These top-rated bug zappers are sure to keep the buzzing to a minimum this summer and beyond.

Best Overall Bug Zapper

$56.99 $33.88

Newly designed, the Elechome Electric Bug Zapper has three times the amount of light-emitting area to quickly and easily attract those annoying mosquitos and eject them from your party. No matter where you go, indoors or out, you'll be able to tote your new favorite accessory everywhere with you and keep the bugs at bay all summer long.

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Best Bug Zapper for Porches


Keep your porch or outdoor area pest-free with the Black+Decker Outdoor Hanging Bug Zapper. A nontoxic UV light and waterproof casing combine with the zapper's one acre of coverage to create a reliable pest control option. An included hanging chain allows you to hang it out of sight while it works its magic.

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Best Indoor Bug Zapper

$50.99 $31.49

No matter how quick you are with the door or how many screens you have up, insects have a way of finding their way into your home. Using two UV light bulbs, this indoor zapper attracts flies, moths, mosquitoes and other flying insects. Not only is it ready to use out of the box, but it's also easy to keep clean. Simply remove the plastic tray at the bottom and rinse off.

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Best High-Coverage Bug Zapper

$64.99 $49.98

Operating for just pennies a day, the Flowtron Electronic Insect Killer uses nontoxic UV light to lure mosquitoes, biting flies and other insects from more than an acre of area. Simply plug it into a household outlet, and let the decorative lantern provide effective, nature-friendly pest control. And, because the insect remains are uncontaminated by pesticides, it's safe for them to fall to the ground and be reabsorbed into the ecosystem.

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Best Lightweight Bug Zapper

$69.99 $38.99

Small in size but mighty in insect-zapping abilities, the Dartwood Outdoor Bug Zapper weighs in at less than a pound and can be hung either indoors or out. The top-rated zapper emits zero radiation and uses no chemicals, making it safe to use around both humans and animals. Other notable features are that it's waterproof, easy to clean with the included brush, has a minimalist design and can be recharged with any USB port.

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Best Solar Bug Zapper


With no plug needed and user-friendly portability, this solar-powered zapper easily charges in direct sunlight or by plugging into a USB device. In addition to getting rid of flying insects, the gadget also doubles as a reading light with two brightness modes.

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Best Portable Bug Zapper

$49.99 $28.99

Ensure your outings to the beach, campground, park and more are mosquito-free with the Dartwood Portable Bug Zapper. Three layers of metal mesh, a safety grid and a metal net make it durable and safe to use, while a compact and USB-powered design makes it easy to take on the road with you.

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Best High-Voltage Bug Zapper


Flying pests don't stand a chance against this uber-effective bug zapper. With a defense range of 1,500 square feet, 4,000 volts of electricity and a six-foot power cord, this mighty lamp lasts up to 10,000 hours to protect your home all year long. Whether you're using it indoors or outside, it's sure to attract, zap and catch any pest in your way.

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Best Multifunctional Bug Zapper

$68.95 (Set of 2)

Doubling as both a bug eliminator and useful illumination, these handy solar-powered landscape lights are weather-safe and designed with a protected grid to prevent injuries. With a built-in smart system, the lights turn on at dusk, off at daylight and charge up daily in the sun.

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Best Light-Bulb Bug Zapper


Turn any existing light into an instant bug zapper. Made of eco-friendly material, the light bulb has three modes: bug zapper, light and bug zapper/light combo. A sloped design allows the insects to fall to the ground, ensuring the bulb doesn't get clogged.

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Best Hand-Held Bug Zapper


If you need a more hands-on approach to taking out bugs, grab this battery-powered swatter. Perfect for taking with you on an outdoor picnic or camping, this convenient zapper ensures you're ready to tackle any swarming insect. And no worries about accidental zapping! An activation button and glowing indicator light let you know when it's ready to use.

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