Flowtron Programmable Ultimate Insect Killer, 1 Acre

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Flowtron Programmable Ultimate Insect Killer, 1 Acre
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Zap out all those nasty bugs in your home and yard with the Flowtron Programmable Ultimate Insect Killer, 1 Acre. The illuminator in the middle of the insect killer has the ability to attract bugs, even from a long distance. With this electric insect killer, you can take back your outside living space without being bothered by pesky insects. It will help clear out almost all the bugs within an acre, making even your large outdoor spaces more comfortable for you and your guests. This black lamp has tested to be 45 percent more effective in killing insects than traditional models. The programmable photocell timer has three settings. The time option setting of the Flowtron Programmable Ultimate Insect Killer, 1 Acre, lets you decide for how long you want the device to stay on, a handy option that will save energy.

About this item

Zap out all those nasty bugs in your home and yard with the Flowtron Programmable Ultimate Insect Killer, 1 Acre. The illuminator in the middle of the insect killer has the ability to attract bugs, even from a long distance. With this electric insect killer, you can take back your outside living space without being bothered by pesky insects. It will help clear out almost all the bugs within an acre, making even your large outdoor spaces more comfortable for you and your guests. This black lamp has tested to be 45 percent more effective in killing insects than traditional models. The programmable photocell timer has three settings. The time option setting of the Flowtron Programmable Ultimate Insect Killer, 1 Acre, lets you decide for how long you want the device to stay on, a handy option that will save energy.

Flowtron Programmable Ultimate Insect Killer:

  • New black lamp is 45% more effective
  • Programmable photocell timer with 3 settings
  • Energy savings
  • Impressive kill rate
  • Long distance attraction
  • Patented high-efficiency non-clogging killing grid

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Multi Pack Indicator: No
Model No.: 14044
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 5.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 10.25 x 10.25 x 16.5
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
Origin of Components: USA or Imported
Walmart No.: 1679512
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No More Mosquito's
6/7/2010

Customer review by tappantoby

5.0 stars 6/7/2010 by tappantoby
by tappantoby

I purchased this unit after doing a complete search of all products available.I have been using a propane unit for several years w/ minimal effectiveness. Still had a lot of mosquito's. This unit is more effective in killing bugs right from the get-go. At night the zapper is killing bugs at the rate of 5 to 10 every minute. Very easy to remove dead bugs caught in unit. The mosquito population has been reduced by over 95% in the first ten days of operation

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tappantoby
Tappan NY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Good "Zapper"
5/25/2011

Customer review by shibattou

5.0 stars 5/25/2011 by shibattou
by shibattou

Had a problem with some mosquitoes the size of paper clips that would seem to find my bedroom right when I was ready to go to bed. Hung this outside my patio doors last week and set it for a 5 hour "ON" time starting at dusk. Haven't seen one since.

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shibattou
Fort Mohave, AZ
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
best ever!!!!
5/14/2011

Customer review by vercoo

5.0 stars 5/14/2011 by vercoo
by vercoo

I can enjoy my back yard .....no bugs living here. If you have a large yard with alot of bug.. Buy it... We live on an acre and normally I can not go outside after sunset...but now I can use my yard again. Thank you for such a great product

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vercoo
Newport ,nc
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
good zapper
8/30/2010

Customer review by diebugsdie

4.0 stars 8/30/2010 by diebugsdie
by diebugsdie

It zaps bugs, at night it sparks a lot when the bugs hit it. It kinda freaks out the dogs a bit. I would give it 5 stars if it could get rid of all our flying bugs but many do escape it's flaming wrath and that's unfortunate.

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diebugsdie
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
We can finally use the patio again!!
6/21/2012

Customer review by Mommacub

5.0 stars 6/21/2012 by Mommacub
by Mommacub

Earlier this year we got a lot of rain for which I am very grateful as we are in a drought. However the unpleasant side affect is that we now have tons of bugs! After having sprayed twice and spread granuales we were still being eaten alive by mosquito's! I had previously owned this brand of bug zapper when a friend moved and gave me their old one. It was old yet last 3years for us. It died and we bought the OTHER brand last year, thinking they were all the same. Bad idea. That thing was nothing more than a nightlight. THIS ONE, the FLOWTRON is AWESOME!!! We leave it on dusk to dawn and it has decimated the population!! I can sit outside and barely see a bug! and I hear the satisfying zap burn sizzle and I know it's working. If there was one of these on every block we'd wipe out the mosquito's in no time. I leave it on all night using the dusk to dawn option and I have yet to hear it inside so I don't know what other people are complaining about with the noise unless they have the windows open?? It is silent unless a bug hits hits it and then just zaps for a second unless it like a june bug which is a few seconds. Highly recommend

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Mommacub
LONE STAR TEXAS
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
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by an anonymous customer 8/9/2010
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  • A. It can be plugged into an outlet. It has a ~12-inch cord on it.
    by cyclegeek8/22/2012
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  • A. It plugs in. You can use an extension cord also if you don't have an outlet close by but use and outdoor type.
    by Mommacub7/7/2012
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  • A. No, you just plug it into an outlet.
    by Beeeeees7/7/2012
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  • A. You plug it in with an extension cord.
    by Rendeveaux7/7/2012
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  • A. It comes with a short pigtail with a two prong connector on it. I made up a short extension cord and plugged it in to an outdoor weatherproof outlet. You can buy a plastic dome outdoor outlet cover to allow you to use an outdoor outlet in wet conditions. I made a special water proof cover to prevent water from getting in to the plug connection.
    by tignorwells7/7/2012
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  • A. Outlet
    by ChildofHipHop10/22/2011
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  • A. just plug into a 110 outlet but this item is junk
    by believeinme5/14/2012
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  • A. Plugs in to outlet extention cord. Outside only!
    by Videopro7/7/2012
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  • A. you just plug it in
    by ScTrucker5/31/2011
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  • A. It has an outlet plug on the end of it's 2-foot cord. I strung a 25-foot outdoor extension cord from an outside outlet and ran it along under the overhang of my roof in the back yard, then hung it from a hook. It now hangs about 8-feet high and is protected from any heavy rain by the roof overhang.
    by shibattou7/7/2012
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by an anonymous customer 5/10/2011
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  • A. No. They specifically state this is meant for outdoor use. And it needs to be kept away from flammable materials. You could get a flaming bug falling off it and cause a fire, apparently. But you do get flaming bugs and smoke coming off it, you would not want that in the house.
    by cyclegeek8/22/2012
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  • A. We actually did use one indoors in a big room that we had a party in years ago however this think zaps the bugs and then the dead bug remains fall to the floor. It can make a huge mess. It also needs to be dark to work so they go to the light. I would recommend you buy some of those sticky fly tapes and hang them up in the corners. We put them up and nobody ever notices them and they get covered with bugs we never ever saw! They are like $1 for a pk of 6 at Walmart or your local grocery.
    by Mommacub7/7/2012
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  • A. No.
    by Beeeeees5/18/2012
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  • A. I wouldn't recommend it at all.
    by mimi4755/10/2012
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  • A. Do NOT use it indoors with the bug attractant inserted. It makes you sick, and your throat will burn. Get to fresh air immediately. I believe you could use just the black light portion inside, (without any insecticide attractant inserted), but the directions say not to use it indoors at all. The difficulty is finding a way to hang it indoors.
    by Rendeveaux7/7/2012
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  • A. The instructions say "Outdoor use only". You can probably go the the vendor's website at flowtron.com and ask them for guidance. You can also download and view the instruction manual.
    by tignorwells7/7/2012
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  • A. no should not be
    by believeinme7/7/2012
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  • A. No! Only out doors!
    by Videopro7/7/2012
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  • A. It can, in certain areas. The unit produces a slight "buzzing" sound and has a strong "Black Light" to attract bugs. You can also hear the bugs getting "fried" when they hit the grid. If these features wont bother you, I don't see why not.
    by shibattou4/5/2012
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I bought a a bug zapper and spent over $100 that was wheather resisitant. The first day we set it up, my husband and I had gone out to dinner, and it rained a little and the unit less that 3 hours old stopped working. We live out in the country near a creek and the biting insects out here forced our kids indoors almost all summer. My son has eczema and deet breaks his skin out. He is highly active so we really need something that I can set up in the acre we have fenced off and not worry about it.
by mumuf2 4/30/2010
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  • A. Define "weather proof"?? It has an exposed electrical grid. It has a protective "roof" on it, so, it should be fine in a steady rain, where you will hear it zapping a bit. However, it probably could short out in a heavy/blowing rain; especially if there's the possibility that water could get up under the protective top: it's a good idea to turn it off. You shouldn't spray it with the hose either; there *are* warnings about that.
    by cyclegeek8/1/2015
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  • A. Mine has been rained on repeatedly HOWEVER I would not leave it out in a heavy rain at night, driving force etc. Mine is set for dusk to dawn and has decimated the mosquito population at my house. We have a 5 mile drainage ditch running behind out house and have a HUGE mosquito problem. If you get a lot of driving or wind blown rain I would suggest building a simple 3 sided box or using a clear plastic tub that is LARGER than the zapper. If it's hanging in a tree then use screws to attach the tub sideways to its open on the side and cut a hole in the end facing up to allow you to attach the zapper to a support. Mine gets rained on all the time and works fine.
    by Mommacub7/7/2012
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  • A. We don't run it while it's raining. But, we've had 3 horrendous downpours since we bought it and it still works. We leave it smack in the middle of the yard on a hook. It gets plenty wet but so far no problems.
    by Beeeeees7/7/2012
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  • A. so far no issues like that we have gotten wind and rain still going strong. Ours is located under the gaage door eve.
    by mimi4757/7/2012
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  • A. As soon as I hung my unit outdoors, it rained for five days straight. The unit worked fine and is still working. I made a special cover where it plugged in to the extension cord so it would not get water in the plug connection. I hung the unit on a "shepherd's Crook" flower pot holder and it works fine.
    by tignorwells7/7/2012
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  • A. no
    by believeinme7/7/2012
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  • A. I would not leave it out in the winter! Summer okay!
    by Videopro7/7/2012
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  • A. The unit says its weather resistant. I haven't had any rain since I put it up, but I hung mine up so it sets under the overhang of my roof. This should afford it some protection from our "Monsoon" rains. I don't think a light or wind blown rain should affect it, but time will tell.
    by shibattou7/7/2012
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  • A. According to the flowtron website, it is weatherproof. http://www.flowtron.com/cgi-bin/mivavm?/mm5/merchant.mvc+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=F&Product_Code=BK-40D&Category_Code=FTPR
    by Fratto7/7/2012
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