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Flowtron BK-40D Digital Insect Killer, 1 Acre Protection

Flowtron BK-40D Electronic Insect Killer, 1 Acre Coverage

  • Superior Digital Insect Management
  • Non Clogging Killing Grid
  • 1 Acre Killing Radius, 40-Watt Bulb
  • Instantaneous Operation,Steady and Uninterrupted Service
  • This product is for out of doors use solely.

Digital Insect Killer 40-watts: 1 Acre RadiusFlowtron’s lantern-style insect killer makes use of unhazardous ultraviolet mild to remove mosquitoes, biting flies, and different bugs over a 1-acre space. The insect killer is cleaner and safer than its chemical counterparts, and its patented nonclogging killing grid eliminates the grid clogging that may short-circuit the unit or trigger flare-ups of insect stays. The insect killer options high-impact development and a protecting outer enclosure to stop kids, pets, birds, or wildlife from contacting the charged grid.

Value: $ 45.88

Flowtron BK-40D Digital Insect Killer, 1 Acre Protection
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  • May 1, 2018 at 8:32 pm
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    1,624 of 1,653 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Initial results are VERY promising for mosquitoes. Solid product. I didn’t think about how bright the light would be!, May 31, 2015
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    Eric Fontaine (Spring, TX United States) –

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    Purchased two of these after researching all kinds of mosquito control products and options. So my review is all about mosquito control – if that doesn’t interest you, you may not find this information useful…

    First I’ll include information about THIS product – skip to the end to read other options I considered and why this product was a winner. I know it’s not directly a review of this product, but sometimes one item is the best because of limitations or shortcomings with other solutions. I felt it important to outline those as I spent a lot of time collecting and analyzing the data – maybe it will save someone else from spending their time on it.

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    Opening the box, the product was very simple and fully assembled – bulbs installed and all, which was great. You get exactly what you see in the pictures – the unit with a metal hanging loop up top, plus some documentation. Take time to read the instructions – what I’ve found from all my research is that catching or killing mosquitoes has a fair number of subtle tricks – so don’t just run a cord, plug this thing in, and expect magic. Height above the ground, location relative to the common wind patters, locating it in front of or behind something that blocks the wind, visibility (the bugs gotta SEE the light to be attracted to it!) and more are all factors you should learn about. Some are in the manual, but lots more information is online.

    And PLEASE – do NOT hang this right next to where you want to sit and enjoy your outdoor space. This unit ATTRACTS pests – and kills them. But there is a small time gap between when the pests show up and when they die. If you put this unit too close to your enjoyment areas, you’ll actually have MORE bugs. I am amazed by all the bad reviews I see about devices that attract pests because the owner had not thought about how something like this actually works, nor had they read or followed the instructions. You need this unit close enough to your enjoyment area to reduce the local population of pests, but far enough away so it is drawing bugs AWAY from you and not TOWARDS you. </rant> 🙂

    You’ll need some way to hang this thing as it doesn’t have any feet, the bait cup is on the bottom, and you’ll just end up with a pile of bugs ruining your zapper if you don’t hang it up lol! I just went down to my local home improvement store where they had several options – check out the garden section for hanging plants and those are good options. I found tall metal rods that stick in the ground like a stake and have a loop and hook at the top – great if you want the unit freestanding and want to move it around easily. I bought a simple 12-15 inch long hanging basket bracket – it screws to a fence or your house or anything else and works as you might imagine. No big deal there…

    Also – the bottom of the black outer cage is not flat on the bottom so it’s not stable standing upright. I think they should have done a tiny bit better with that as the bait holders are what makes it unstable. A tiny adjustment to the mold for the plastic outer grid would fix that. But that’s a VERY minor issue as it’s only like that while you work with it. Do be careful though – if you drop it hard on the base you might break the small plastic tabs that hold the bait cups in – they are also the bulb retainers so they ARE important even if you don’t use baits.

    And on the topic of lures,baits, and attractants – all names for the same things – this unit comes with one small octenol lure – I think just a 400mg time release one. Depending on where you live, you might need other baits if you are after mosquitoes specifically like I am. In Houston, we have a WIDE variety of species. So I ordered a combination of lures from an online company – you can’t find the right baits on Amazon unfortunately. For all types of mosquitoes, you need THREE key lure ingredients: Octenol attracts the classic mosquitoes – ones that are active in the morning right at dawn and evening right at dusk. But for other types like Tiger Mosquitoes that bite during the brightest sun of the day (as well as night, evening, holidays, etc) you need a combination of lactic acid (which is found on human skin) and ammonium bicarbonate. Depending on your location, species of mosquitoes, and other factors, you will need to adjust your baits. Of course, you can test to see what kind of results you get with NO baits, too. That might be enough and if it is – you have a 100% maintenance free solution. Me – I HATE mosquitoes and they LOVE me, so total eradication, to whatever extent was possible, was my goal.

    This unit obviously needs to be plugged in. The instructions say to use a cord and connector made for this purpose, but I didn’t see anything like that down at the depot of home improvement. I ended up buying a 50 ft. “landscaping” extension cord that was dark…

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  • May 1, 2018 at 8:41 pm
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    1,367 of 1,407 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Death to the Mosquito!, May 7, 2015
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    Dutch hollow (Avon, NY) –

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    Year 3 of having this thing. I live next to a swamp so needless to say I have no hope of winning the war on mosquitoes but this combined with my bat houses sure takes a dent out of the population. The photo I took this morning 5/7/2015 It looks like this EVERY morning. I unplug and hose it down to remove all the nasties, plug it in at dusk and by the next day it it’s so full it blocks out the light. I do NOT use the mosquito inserts, don’t see the point or waste of the $, it gets them all on their own.

  • May 1, 2018 at 9:11 pm
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    701 of 725 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Mosquito Destruction!, June 23, 2015
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    J. Pasker (Eastern Iowa) –

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    We live between a swamp and two ponds in a heavily wooded area, therefore we are always waging war on mosquitoes. This spring we placed a propane powered mosquito vac in our yard, and had to clean it every day, because the basket will fill to the point where it would loose suction and stop sucking mosquitoes. And while it did collect at least a few hundred mosquitoes a day, it would loose suction from all the bugs and the cottonwood tree fluff. So we placed this Flowtron (1/2 acre) bug zapper unit within 5 feet of the propane powered vac in hopes that it would take some of the load off of the mosquito vac. I would have been happy if the bug zapper got even half as many mosquitoes as the mosquito vac, but that was not the case! What we found was that this zapper kills at least 1000 times more mosquitoes than the propane unit!! IT’S INCREDIBLE! I included a picture of what the unit looks like in the morning after hosing it completely out. THOUSANDS of little buggers! There were maybe a few dozen bugs that weren’t mosquitoes, all the rest were mosquitoes. I wouldn’t expect this type of performance with just the stand alone bug zapper, I think it is due to the combination of the propane mosquito vac luring them in, that that’s right beside the bug zapper. However, this mosquito carnage comes with a downside. Now we have to clean this unit out every day as well! The grid simply becomes so solid with fried mosquitoes it blocks all light from the bulb! We simply unplug, hose out with a light spray of water, and dry by setting it on our central air condenser unit for 30 min or so (gentle blast of warm air!). So 5 stars for inflicting massive damage to the mosquito population, (thousands per day!) 4.8 stars for needing to clean it out every day. I can’t give 4.9 stars, .so 5 it is!

    WARNING: Do not hang this unit over a deck, or near anything that could burn as it will occasionally rain flaming (as in on fire!) bug debris! Seriously, there should be a warning sticker on it. FLAMING BUGS WILL FALL FROM THIS UNIT. I would not be surprised if the whole bug zapper just burst in to flames some night. (and I wouldn’t at all be disappointed! DEATH TO MOSQUITOES!) We’ve decided to order another Flowtron, the larger 1 and 1/2 acre unit as well to hopefully better handle the mosquito load. We hang this in our yard, at the end of a 50 foot extension cord -it only has a 6 inch cord, you will need an extension cord!- on a shepherd’s hook. I would never recommend hanging this on, or near anything that you weren’t ready to burn to the ground.

    Update July 1, 2015: The 1 and 1/2 acre flowtron was a complete failure at killing mosquitoes. It didn’t even really hardly kill any bugs at all! The bulb on the smaller 1/2 acre unit is like a black-light. Deep purple, not very bright. Lures in bugs like crazy. The bulb on the 1 and 1/2 acre unit is blue and super bright. Light up the whole back yard bright, including the neighbor’s house bright! Crazy bright! I’m not sure if the color is wrong to attract bugs, but it actually seemed to repel them away from the mosquito vac! I’m not sure what I’ll do with the 1 and 1/2 acre unit with the super bright bulb. I would never buy it again, and recommend people steer clear from it. Go with the 1/2 acre unit, it’s wonderful.

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