Indoor bug zappers that keep mosquitoes away without the stink

Add one of these to your mosquito-avoiding arsenal, for when sprays and candles don’t cut it.

bug zapper on a wall
Bug bites are the worst part of warm weather.Amazon

Mosquitoes are invaluable pollinators and a crucial component of our ecosystem. But they can also carry diseases like Zika, malaria, and dengue fever. The bites are also just irritating.

When your mosquito sprays and repellents aren’t quite cutting it, here are some indoor bug zappers to get the job done:

Elucto Large Electric Bug Zapper
For sporty satisfaction.Amazon

There is something oddly gratifying about electric bug zappers that are shaped like a tennis racket. Forget chasing around flies or mosquitoes with rolled-up newspapers or towels. This battery-powered zapper will quickly clear the air of flying pests, and is designed to be easy to clean (though the fallen insects will fall to the floor).

Crioxen Indoor Plug-in Bug Zapper
Compact, powerful, and moveable.Amazon

This tiny and easy-to-use bug zapper is effective without any strong smells or loud noises. Just plug it in to ward off mosquitoes, bees, flies (or whatever flying pests) from the area—it covers up to 600 square feet and also comes with a handy small brush to easily clean it out. It also doubles as a night light when the sun goes down.

Hoont Powerful Electric Indoor Bug Zapper and Fly Zapper Catcher Killer Trap
For larges areas.Amazon

Perfect for larger spaces or for dealing with large-scale winged invasions, this bug zapper uses two 10-watt ultraviolet bulbs to attract insects and then a powerful high voltage electrically charged metal grid to kill them. It’s safe to use 24/7, and can even be used outdoors, if placed in a dry area.