Best Fly Swatter 2019

In this roundup article, we’ve put together the best fly swatter and electric fly swatter to have in your arsenal against the disgusting flies problem both inside your house and outdoors.

Fly Swatters are environmentally friendly, effective and a very inexpensive method to get rid of flies. There are no chemical, pesticides or insecticides needed in the process. While they do require some effort in order to provide the kill and knock-out to the nasty and annoying buzzing flies, they are a great way to provide the instant relief when use of harmful chemicals are simply not feasible.


 ProductPrice
1Dirza Manual Pest Control Fly Swatter Check Price
2Heavy Duty Leather Fly Swatter Check Price
3Zap-it! Electric Fly Swatter Racket Check Price
4Enoz Sergeant Swat Strong Flyswatter Check Price
5Evriholder Swift Swat 3-in-1 Fly Swatter Check Price
6BUG-A-SALT Fly Salt Gun Check Price

Here are the advantages and disadvantages of using fly swatter:

Pros of using mosquito coil & stick
  • Relatively cheap
  • Can last for a very long time (esp non electric ones)
  • Kills any pest (even non flying ones)
  • Works both indoors and outdoors
Cons of using Ant Bait
  • Requires effort to kill
  • Requires cleaning up

1) Dirza Manual Pest Control Fly Swatter

The Dirza non-electric fly swatter features a long 18 inch body length and has a wide ‘hand’ swat area of 6” x 6” that helps increase the ‘hit rate’ per swat.

The thicker handle helps increase the speed of swatting and the 5.4” width provides more control, making each swing less flimsy.

Each purchase comes with 5 swatter in bright colors and all of which has a hanging hook design for easy storage.

[May: My nephews love to chase flies and compete with each other over who gets the most kill.]

Pros
  • Wide swatting surface
  • Long body length
  • Hook hanging design

2) Heavy Duty Leather Fly Swatter (by Amish Craftsmen)

This handmade leather fly swatter is a heavy duty fly swatter made in America by skilled leather craftsman using leather and durable ash wood as the handle.

This surdy fly swatter looks great and provides a very powerful swing that gives solid blows to the flying pests. It’s body is 18 inches long in length and the solid leather paddle spreads a wide 5 x 4 inches.

The wood handle has a leather thong that allows hanging for easy storage.

Pros
  • Made in America
  • Looks amazing
  • Well built and sturdy
  • Kills flies most of the time
Cons
  • Wood handle more prone to breaking than plastics

[May: this swatter makes a great gift for it’s looks, performance and price point.]


3) Zap-it! Electric Fly Swatter Racket

This Electric Fly Swatter Racket by Zap-it!features a 3-layer mesh design that prevent accidental shock on contact from humans or pets. Its 4k volt power provides instant kill on contact with flies and any other flying pests.

This electronic fly swatter also has a built-in a USB outlet for easy recharging.

[May: The pros of an electric swatter over a normal non-electric version is that it kills on contact, instead of simply knocking them out most of the time, or having to smash the flies against a hard surface.]

Pros
  • Instantly kills on contact
  • No need for pesticide, bait or lure
  • Less effort to kill compared to non electric swatter
Cons
  • Requires electricity to work
  • No advisable to use in wet conditions

>> Great alternatives: Black Flag Electric Fly Swatter & Elucto Electric Bug Zapper


4) Enoz Sergeant Swat Strong Flyswatter

The Enoz Sergeant Swat Strong Flyswatter is an all black industrial strength fly swatter that provides a deadly punch in every swing thanks to its thick rubber flapper.

On top of flies, this swatter can even handle bigger sized flying pests like Bees, Cicada, Hornets Crickets, Yellow Jacket and Wasp.

It’s made with durable and flexible metal wire handle and its vented design allows quick and fast movement through the air which increase the hit rate.

Pros
  • Heavy duty swing
  • Cool all-black design
  • Knock flies out immediately
Cons
  • Flies might escape at the narrower section (Trapezoidal shape swatting surface)
  • The handle requires time to get a grasp on

Tip: Slow and steady approach works best as sudden movement can alert the flies. Most flying pests can feel the air pressure change easily.


5) Evriholder Swift Swat 3-in-1 Fly Swatter (with sweep & scoop function)

This 3 in 1 fly swatter by Evriholder is a combination of a swatter, scooper and sweeper, providing quick and hands-free disposal process. It’s anchoring hole in the handle allows easy storage and the leaf-shaped mesh provides a maximum surface entrapment.

Pros
  • 3-in-1 system
  • Sturdy yet flexible
  • Compact & easy to store
  • Detachable dustpan
Cons
  • Needs to remove dustbin to get better swing
  • A little pricey

>> Bonus

6) BUG-A-SALT Fly Salt Gun

Not at all a swatter, but the Bug-a-salt fly gun is a product we can’t leave out. It offers an alternate (and fun) way to get rid of flies. It works by shooting regular salt at high speed to knock out the buzzing flies.

What we also like about this fly machine is that it works with any granulated salt easily found at home and does not require any batteries to work.

Pros
  • Works with any granulated salt
  • Does not require batteries
  • Textured hand grip design
  • 90 days limited warranty
Cons
  • Quite costly

Conclusion

A fly swatter is a proactive fly killer method that provides instant relief to a tricky fly situation at hand. While it’s effective and very cost efficient, it’s a short term solution where you need to be active in the process.

It is best to use fly swatter together with other more long term fly killer methods like the fly zapper, fly spray and both fly electric trap and fly gel traps.

What’s your thoughts on the use of fly swatter? Will you recommend it to our readers? Or what other methods have you tried that you think will better help get rid of flies? Leave a comment and let us know.

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