7 Best Mosquito Trap in 2018

In this article, we will be sharing the best mosquito traps available in the market as well as share the pros and cons of choosing mosquito traps as an option to get rid of the mozzies.

Mosquitoes are among the most annoying pests around as they actually do “attack” humans as compared to other pests. And of the many types of mosquito killers in the market, mosquito trap is one of the most common options chosen.


Aspectek Powerful 20W Electronic Killer Check Price
2Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Check Price
3FlyWeb Fly Trap Check Price
4PestZilla Robust UV Zapper Check Price
5Eliminator Electronic Zapper Check Price
6Flowtron Electronic Killer Trap Check Price
7Oliver & Kline Electronic Mosquito Lamp Check Price

Before diving into each mosquito trap, let’s take a look at how they actually work and what are the common types of mosquito traps available.

How Mosquito Traps Work

Generally, all mosquito traps are based on the same working principle – 1) The device lures a mosquito into the trap, 2) Once inside, it dies because of poison or dehydration (or simply get zapped).

Mosquito traps take advantage of mosquitoes’ sensory abilities and tricks them with features that mimic the scent and visual stimuli associated with people.

>> Related article: Best Mosquito Spray

Common Types of Mosquito Traps

Here are some of the most common types of mosquito traps:

  • Heat traps – Uses heat to attract the mozzies. Can be quite costly and are usually used outdoors or inside big houses.  
  • H20 traps – Uses solution to trap mosquitoes. Can be used both outdoors and indoors and costs much lesser than heat traps.    
  • CO2 traps – Uses carbon dioxide and are generally inexpensive.
  • UV Indoor Traps – Uses UV light to attract mosquitoes . Don’t release gases and odors.
  • Propane trap – Works by mimicking the gases and scents given off by humans.

#1 Aspectek Powerful 20W Electronic Indoor Insect Killer

Aspectek is an established North American brand with extensive product development knowledge in the Pest Control Field.

The Aspectek indoor mosquito zapper is designed for indoor use covering medium to large rooms. It uses two powerful UV light bulbs to attract the mozzies that get instantly electrocuted ( 2,800 Voltage).

A mesh screen was built to preventing accidental contact with the electrical grid and it comes with accompanying chain on top of the unit for hanging options.

Dead pests are collected at removable plastic tray at the bottom of the unit and is washable to make maintenance fast and simple.


  • Affordable
  • compact size
  • Works with medium to large rooms
  • Easy to clean
  • Long waiting duration when changing bulb

Note: Be extra careful when replacing the tubes, be sure to wait for at least 12 hours after unplugging the device to allow electric charges to wear off.

#2 Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat Fly Control Device, 120-Watt, Indoor/Outdoor

Brand: Flowtron

The Flowtron FC-8800 Diplomat is the “Beast” of all the mosquito traps featured.

This huge mosquito zapper trap is constructed out of high-impact outdoor grade plastic and measures 12″ x 12″ x 27″, featuring chrome plated grid (It’s hard to appreciate the size from the photos).

It’s a industrial strength, heavy duty mosquito zapper trap equipped with UltraViolet (UV) Lights as an attractant that attracts a wide range of flying insects (i.e. all types of flies, bugs, moths, wasps and even yellow jackets).

It has AC powered killing grid that generates 5,600 volts of zapping power!

Although the light given out is soft light, it is still bright enough to light up the entire area in front of the garage (avoid hanging near a bedroom window).

  • Night coverage of up to 2 acres
  • Indoor coverage of up to 1,200 sq ft
  • 120-watt UV lure power
  • Can be mounted vertically or horizontally
  • Removable collection tray
  • Lower bulb lifespan
  • Transformer can get hot which cause ballast to get brittle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_ballast)

Tip: If you are simply gonna leave it outdoor, consider removing the bottom altogether. The ants will take care of the dead mozzies and you save the hassle of having to climb up a ladder to empty it each time.

Tip 2: It’s a good practice to replace the starter as well when you replace the bulb

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#3 FlyWeb Fly Trap

This trap is made in USA and (like other mozzie traps) uses UV-bulbs to lure the annoying pests. What differentiates this product from other mozzie traps featured is that it uses a sticky glue board to trap the bug (instead of electrocuting it).

This eliminates the use of chemical, having to wash the tray which contains the dead bugs and no more zapping sounds.

It works best when left running overnight without any other light sources and you can leave the trap there until all of the glue board surface is covered (Be sure to buy some replacements together with the trap in order to keep it working).

  • Chemical-free
  • No need to wash container tray
  • No zapping sound
  • Need to replace glue board (extra cost)

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#4 PestZilla Robust UV Electronic Bug Zapper

Brand: PestZilla

PestZilla™ Robust UV electric bug zapper is a large 20-watt zapper with a coverage of up to 6,000 square feet.

The device is recommended for indoor use and works like most mozzie traps featured where it uses a powerful (ultra-bright blue) UV lamp to attract the mosquitoes before zapping them with the electrified grill.

The dead bugs are collected in a collection tray at the bottom for ease of disposal and cleaning.

It comes fully assembled and ready to use (simply plug and use). It comes with two detachable chains for ceiling or wall mounting. This mozzie killer can also be placed freestanding on any hard surface spots (i.e shelf, fridge).

  • Covers a large area (6,000 square feet)
  • Decent price tag
  • High electric charge
  • Large insects might survive (no problems with mosquitos)

# 5 Eliminator Electronic Fly and Bug Zapper

The Eliminator™ Bug Zapper is a powerful mozzie trap designed for indoor use.

Similar to other zappers, it attracts mosquitoes using strong UV lamp and then kills them with its high voltage electrical metal grid.

It is effective for quite a large area of up to 5,000 sq. feet and can be both free standing as well as wall mounted to keep out-of-reach of kids and pets.

The bottom collection tray can be removed easily for cleaning purposes (you will also be able to see that the zapper does its job).

  • Covers a large area (5,000 sq ft)
  • Affordable
  • Easy to clean (removable collection tray)
  • Not strong enough to zap larger insects (i.e. huge sized flies)
  • Zapping sound can be quite loud

[Judy: My brother place this at the back of his house where his backdoor is usually left open for the dogs to come in and go out. This saves his need to spray insect pesticides at the outside of the house]

#6 Flowtron Electronic Mosquito Killer (BK-15D, 40D, 80D)

The Flowtron series is easily one of the best sellers on the list. It comes in three models (BK-15D, 40D and 80D)  with different range and coverage (½ acre, 1 acre and 1 ½ acre respectively).

This mozzie killer is also listed in our list of best mosquito killer article.

It works like other electric mosquito traps and is shaped like a regular street lamp which can be used both indoors and out.

The only downside is the fact that the bottom tray is not removable. Hence the entire outer cage needs to be removed in order to clean it. This is however, quite easy and does not take a lot of time.

  • Decorative look (traditional lantern style)
  • Patented non clogging killing grid
  • Easy bulb replacement
  • Weatherproof
  • Takes a bit more effort to clean

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#7 Oliver & Kline Electronic Mosquito Killer Lamp

This product is also featured on our Best Mosquito Killer round-up. One of the biggest selling point of this trap is its ability to release 365NM to 395NM varied light wave which lures the mosquitoes (doubling the killing effect as compared to other zapper).

The Oliver & Kline Electronic Mosquito Killer Lamp covers up to 1,076 square feet of area and can be used indoor & outdoor.

It also features a powerful built-in fan that uses strong vortex air flow to effectively suck mosquitoes flying at close proximity.

This mosquito trap uses a multi-band intelligent switch technology that supports “Mute Mode” (ideal when you are going to sleep) and “Strong Mode” (used in the day to bump up killing power).

  • USB charging (no cables/ wires)
  • Modern design
  • Easy to clean
  • No other options to charge (except USB)

Note: This product appears to be a Private-label good. We suggest buying from a supplier with positive reviews (Oliver & Kline is a good one).


Do not that the main objective of these mosquito traps is to attract the deadly mosquitos using the UV lights and zapping them on contact. For other flying bugs like the Fruit flies, another attractant might be needed to attract them (i.e using fruit).

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Also, for longevity and safety reasons, most models are built with voltage that kills the mozzies with ease but might struggle when it comes to killing certain types of flies (especially the bigger sized ones).

Generally, larger sized models will work better in large areas while the smaller ones are ideal for small spaces like in the store or toilet.

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