Summer Bugs: High-Tech Insect Control for Every Budget

Summer Bugs: High-Tech Insect Control for Every Budget

Taryn Williford
Jun 21, 2012

Summer is finally here! It's time to kick off your shoes, head outside and enjoy all that the season has to offer—sunshine, pool parties and bugs. Lots and lots of bugs. If you're spending time outside this summer, invest (a lot or just a little) in a high-tech bug zapper to keep the little suckers off your patio.

Let the sun charge up these Hammacher Schlemmer insect zappers during the day to enjoy bug-free nights. These ground-stake bug zappers can also transform to accent lights with the touch of a button.
Range: About 100 feet
Price: $99.95 for a set of 4

Use this swatter to stop pests in their tracks. It features a LED flashlight in its base that can plug into any outlet and re-charge the whole unit.
Range: Arms length
Price: $12.99

The Dynatrap Insect Eliminator works without added chemicals, pesticides, refills, and zapping or buzzing noises, making it safe and clean to use indoors or out.
Range: ½ acre
Price: $129

Set the Flowtron programmable bug zapper unit to run around the clock or turn on at dusk. You can also program it to auto-off 3 hours later, 5 hours later or at dawn the next morning.
Range: Up to 1 acre
Price: $59.95

Creepy and Almost-Sentient:
Brookstone's Mosquito Trap works in a nightmarish way, mimicing human breathing by emitting heat and carbon dioxide to draw bugs in.
Range: 1+ Acre
Price: $459.95

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