Myth: Bug Zappers Keep Your Mosquito Nuisance at Bay

FALSE: Zappers, despite their perceived effectiveness, often end up killing the wrong bugs, such as butterflies and moths, rather than the intended mosquitoes. Interestingly, mosquitoes are not actually attracted to lights. Only the female mosquitoes bite, and they are completely indifferent to bright lights. Instead, these relentless bloodsuckers rely solely on signals emitted by our bodies. Therefore, it’s crucial to consider more targeted and effective strategies to combat mosquitoes rather than relying solely on zappers.

What to do instead?

  • Tip and Toss standing water or containers that capture mosquito-breeding water around your home!
  • If sunlight and wind don’t flow through your yard’s vegetation, you might want to consider trimming back on the unwelcomed mosquito hotel in your backyard
  • Wear repellent. Pick one of the four ingredients: Picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, IR3535, or DEET

For a natural defense against mosquito larvae, use our Mosquito Bits® or Mosquito Dunks®.