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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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!
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!