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'We got our yard back': This fan-favorite bug zapper is $30 at Amazon

It's an unfortunate side effect of hanging outdoors: Bugs are everywhere. Mosquitoes, gnats, flies and their ilk all have a funny way of showing up exactly when you're trying to kick back and relax. Their hovering and buzzing and swarming is annoying enough ... but then they swoop down and bite, leaving you itchy and aggravated. With the official start of summer days away, you may already have seen a lot of these alfresco scourges. If not, don't worry — they're coming. Would you like to avoid a summer spent slathering on icky insect repellent and/or cortisone cream? Try a bug zapper. Would you like to score a killer unit at half price? Try this bug zapper!

The Klahaite uses blue-violet light to attract mosquitoes, gnats, flies and more, before taking them out — so you can enjoy your time outdoors.

Save $30 with Prime
$30 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal? 💰

The first official day of summer is still a few days away, so now is the time to take advantage of deals like this so you can save before demand — and prices — increase. This zapper is 50% off. That puts it on par with (or less expensive than) a lot of other options on the market.

Why do I need this? 🤔

The Klahaite Bug Zapper lets you take out all manner of flying fauna without the use of pesticides. It uses blue-violet light to attract mosquitoes, gnats, aedes, midges, moths, flies, fruit flies, wasps and pretty much any other flying insect, before delivering a fatal shock.

It can cover up to 2,100 square feet, making it far-reaching enough for just about any patio, garden or yard, and it's way simple to install: You can hang it on a tree or plop it on pretty much any flat surface around your house; then, just plug it into a 120-volt outlet, flip it on and let it get to work. There's a built-in removable tray at the bottom for easy cleaning (and insect carcass disposal).

This zapper is waterproof, so you don't need to stress about leaving it outside. Not only that: Got fruit flies? You can use it inside too!

If the thought of all this electrified extermination's got you worried about safety, don't: The device has a protective cage to shield people and pets from shocks.

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We hear there's a lot of buzz around this product. But seriously: Grab one now, because you shouldn't be the main course at your backyard barbecue. (Amazon)

What reviewers say 💬

More than 4,600 Amazon shoppers rave about the Klahaite bug zapper.

Pros 👍

One homeowner said that this thing is seriously bad news...for bugs. "Works amazingly," said a five-star fan. "Kind of scary how many it kills."

Consider this testimonial from a satisfied shopper: "I stopped hanging out in my yard because of mosquitoes (don’t want to use chemicals), so I decided to purchase this. We threw a backyard party recently and not one bite. Not one person complained about them! We got our yard back."

If you hate bugs with the fury of a thousand burning suns, then this is the gadget for you. "If you like the satisfaction of hearing a zapping sound on every slightest contact, this is for you! Just knowing that the bugs are being drawn to this machine and not around me is worth every zap-popping sound!"

Cons 👎

You might not want to use this is an enclosed area. Fried skeeter isn't a popular perfume choice: "Yes, the smell isn't the best if you use it in close vicinity of where you're gathering (in my case, near the patio/fire pit area), but I'd rather smell "fried" critter than wind up with tons of bug bites!"

And while you might get satisfaction from the sound of deep-friend blood-suckers, your four-legged friends might not. "The only downside is my dog gets scared when it makes a zapping sound and runs back inside."

Just plug it in wherever you need coverage. It can offer protection for up to 2,100 square feet!

$30 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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