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Check out these 7 bug killers to kick out unwanted insect guests

Try these bug killer tools to get those pests out of your house once and for all

When it comes to killing insects, bugs, flies, spiders, and other pesky creatures that invade your home, you probably resort to the old-school method of helplessly slapping a rolled-up newspaper in the direction of the insect, using an electronic bug zapper in the backyard, or attempting whichever "amazing bug-killing life hack!" just hit your TikTok For You page. There's really no need for any of that. Instead, we've found a whole host of products on the market now that can make bug-killing not only easy, but fun!

We've rounded up the best bug killer gadgets we could find so you don't have to worry about overwhelming insect swarms. From a salt gun to the OG fly killer, we've covered all your bug-killing needs below.

ZAP IT! Mini Bug Zapper
The Zap It! Electronic Fly Killer and Bug Racket
The updated classic
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Huntsman Fly Swatter
Farmhouse Pottery Huntsman Fly Swatter
The old-school classic
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Lentek 9.6V White and Blue Cordless Bug Catcher Handheld Vacuum
Lentek 9.6V White and Blue Cordless Bug Catcher Handheld Vacuum
The big gun
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Bug-A-Salt Classic Yellow 3.0
Bug-A-Salt Classic Yellow 3.0
The high-powered blast
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4pk Buginator Fly Swatter Guns Insect Bug Pest Killer Spring Loaded Shot Shooter
Buginator Fly Swatter Guns
The fun choice
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My Critter Catcher
My Critter Catcher
The humane option
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Predatory Plants Venus Flytrap 'B52'
Predatory Plants Venus Flytrap 'B52'
The OG insect killer
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A close-up of the Zap It! Electric Fly Swatter Racket & Mosquito Zapper.

The Zap It! Electronic Fly Killer and Bug Racket

The updated classic

No, that’s not a tennis racket! (Yet come to think of it, electric tennis would be fun.) Yes, it’s actually a fully-electric, bug zapping electronic fly swatter. Powered by a couple of batteries and your own muscular arms, the Zap It! will take out anything from a cicada to a spricket to a colony of house flies.

ZAP IT! Mini Bug Zapper
The Zap It! Electronic Fly Killer and Bug Racket
The updated classic
Someone holds the Farmhouse Pottery Huntsman Fly Swatter.

Farmhouse Pottery Huntsman Fly Swatter

The old-school classic

This isn't exactly a major technological development in the bug-killing world, but the aesthetics of this anything-but-common fly swatter certainly impresses. Gone is the flimsy metal handle and cheap plastic end-tab. Instead, this majestic flyswatter is a lathe-turned, hardwood oak shaft with a premium leather swatter and cast brass hardware. Yeah, it's fancy AF, and that's the whole point. Swat in style with this beautiful bug killer. It's a classic that you'll use for years to come.

Huntsman Fly Swatter
Farmhouse Pottery Huntsman Fly Swatter
The old-school classic
A close-up of the Lentek 9.6V White and Blue Cordless Bug Catcher Handheld Vacuum.

Lentek 9.6V White and Blue Cordless Bug Catcher Handheld Vacuum

The big gun

This unique vacuum lets you decide how much mercy to show bugs: A low-voltage grid inside kills on contact, but you can turn it off if you prefer a catch-and-release approach. Its high-powered suction system captures unwanted pests, this cordless handheld vacuum extends up to two feet, it uses no toxic sprays or chemicals, and it ensures an incredibly easy clean-up.

Lentek 9.6V White and Blue Cordless Bug Catcher Handheld Vacuum
Lentek 9.6V White and Blue Cordless Bug Catcher Handheld Vacuum
The big gun
A full view of the Bug-A-Salt 3.0.

Bug-A-Salt Classic Yellow 3.0

The high-powered blast

Shoot a high-powered stream of table salt and destroy flies instantly! Everyone from seniors in the neighborhood to army platoons stationed in the Middle East loves the Bug-A-Salt. Practice your marksmanship while freeing yourself from a very different type of "home invasion."

Bug-A-Salt Classic Yellow 3.0
Bug-A-Salt Classic Yellow 3.0
The high-powered blast
A close-up of a Buginator Fly Swatter Gun.

Buginator Fly Swatter Guns

The fun choice

If you’ve got children, enlist them for a little insecticide. These fun toy guns shoot plastic plungers at high speeds at whatever bug is bothering you. Some customers have complained that these lack a string, so you have to go find the plunger after shooting, but anyone who complains about that clearly hasn’t heard of a piece of thread.

4pk Buginator Fly Swatter Guns Insect Bug Pest Killer Spring Loaded Shot Shooter
Buginator Fly Swatter Guns
The fun choice
A full view of the My Critter Catcher Spider & Insect Catcher.

My Critter Catcher

The humane option

If you’re someone who refuses to kill spiders, then this is the bug-grabber for you. Simply squeeze the trigger at the end of this wand and gentle brushes will clasp whatever insect you’re intent on trapping. Once caught, step outside and release the offender, allowing it to live another day.

My Critter Catcher
My Critter Catcher
The humane option
A close-up of the B52 Venus Flytrap.

Predatory Plants Venus Flytrap 'B52'

The OG insect killer

Enjoy the deaths of flies without lifting a finger with a living Venus Flytrap, the natural and original insect killer. For under 20 dollars, these little carnivorous plants can eat insects for up to 20 years!

Predatory Plants Venus Flytrap 'B52'
Predatory Plants Venus Flytrap 'B52'
The OG insect killer

We know it's not fun to think about bugs in the house, but hopefully you now know how to have fun while clearing crispy critters out of the house. For more helpful tips on keeping your home clean and welcoming, take a look at our guide for cleaning a home in 30 minutes or less, these eight products to secure a complete sparkly clean, and these nine simple steps to clean your mattress.

Now that we've gotten all of this out of the way, it's time to clean house!

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