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Best Fly Killer

Flies are one of the largest and most successful insect types on the planet earth. They evolved with the dinosaurs and have been around ever since. Although there are many species of fly, the common house fly, among others types that are related, have become the pests that have plagued humans throughout history. This category of fly has become the insect that fly killers were engineered to eliminate.

Overall, effectiveness makes it onto this list, but those fly killers that are able to dispatch more than one fly at a time, are the most valuable, and will make it to the top. Ease of use will also be factored in and there will be a best bang for the buck fly killer that is easy, effective and inexpensive.

Aeroxon Window Fly Killer

The most unique and highly effective fly killer is the Aeroxon Window Fly Killer. These window stickers, in various designs like butterflies or flowers, are mounted on a window pane. Since flies always congregate near a light source, once at the window, they will feed on the Azamethiphos pesticide bait that has been deposited on the surface of the window sticker. This nervous system inhibiting pesticide will kill flies within minutes, depending upon how much they consume, and the pesticide dosage is considered insignificant on its effect on humans. With that, always mount the stickers high up on windows to keep them away from kids and pets, and only handle them with gloves when mounting. They last up to six months, are extremely effective and will rid any household of flies.

Aspectek Electronic Indoor Insect Killer Zapper

For a non-toxic fly killer that will rid your house of flies, the Aspectek Electronic Indoor Insect Killer Zapper won't let you down. The 20 watt black light attracts flies to its electronic grid and then zaps them with an electrical current. Since they are non-toxic and non-poisonous, they can be used virtually anywhere in a house, home, apartment building and around kids and pets alike. Even the electric current flowing through the wires is not dangerous, but caution should be used when handling it, and always make sure it is unplugged before cleaning or moving it. Place it virtually anywhere, from a table top to a swag lamp hook hanging from the ceiling, and let the zapper do the work. A tray catches all dead flies and it removes easily for cleaning.

Raid Flying Insect Killer

When in doubt and you want flies killed fast, count on Raid Flying Insect Killer to do the job. Modern Raid flying insect killer formulas are made with the synthetic pyrethrin relatives of Prallethrin and Phenothrin neurotoxins. Although toxic in their own right, the concentrations used to kill flies are not toxic to humans or pets. Nevertheless, do not breathe in the fumes and always vacate the area after spraying. This is a terrific spot spray for killing individual flies on contact. It is so effective that once sprayed, the fly will perish, no ifs, ands or buts. It is very inexpensive to use, and it works best when sprayed directly onto a fly for maximum killing power.

Prozap Final Fly-T Horse Fly Spray

If you want a spray that is naturally based, Prozap Final Fly T made with pyrethrins is a good choice. Pyrethrins are made from Chrysanthemum flowers and are effective at fly control, but they are relatively non-toxic to humans and pets. Of course, always wear gloves when handling Prozap and never breathe in the fumes. This is a spot spray compound that needs to hit the fly to kill it. Since it is a natural compound, it is water soluble and rinses off easily. It comes as a ready-to-use spray or it can also be purchased in bulk and mixed to your own specifications for use in garden sprayers. It is effective, fairly inexpensive, and when used in bulk, it can be a very cost effective spray for barns and out buildings.

Enoz Fly Swatter

If you want the best bang for the buck fly killer on this list, that is non-toxic, safe to use around kids and pests, is humane and cost effective, get an Enoz Flyswatter to do the job. They come in many colors and styles, with the best ones having a metal handle for maximum durability and kinetic energy delivery. Flies have reactions based on air pressure senses and eyesight. Fly swatters are made with holes in the swatting head to fool the fly's air pressure sensors, and coupled with the speed of the swatting motion, means a fly cannot see it coming until it's too late. The design is timeless and effective, and throughout history, more flies have been killed with fly swatters than all other methods combined!

Dale Y
Dale Y has been writing about home improvement and Do-It-Yourself projects for more than a decade, using his own hands-on maintenance, construction and facilities management experience as a guide. He has covered the gamut by writing about news and views, home and garden ideas, home and business maintenance, and property management. As an offshoot, he had his own sewing machine and small appliance repair business, and can tell an embroidery stitch from a stretch stitch, all the while cooking the best salmon fillet ever on a countertop grill, while making a smoothie in the latest bullet blender. In this capacity, he has used a wide variety of tools and equipment for every need, worked with products ranging from adhesives to solvents, sewed shirt sleeves with a #14 needle and finished leather appliqué with a #18 needle.
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