PestiTech PTH-8 20W Electronic Indoor Insect Killer with Unique UV Backlight Reflector Review

Mosquitoes and all sorts of bugs can be irritating. Apart from disturbing a good night’s sleep, mosquitoes are carriers of deadly diseases like malaria, dengue, and, just recently, the Zika virus. They often reside in dark places, stagnant water, and any location rife with vegetation. In order to protect yourself and your family from these irritating bugs, the mosquito trap was created.

They often reside in dark places, stagnant water, and any location rife with vegetation. In order to protect yourself and your family from these irritating bugs, the mosquito trap was created. 

Fortunately there is a good variety of mosquito deterrents these days, andPestiTech’s PTH-8 20W Electronic Indoor Insect Killer with UV Backlight Reflector is a product that claims to kill mosquitoes in one fell swoop.


  • Includes an innovative reflector which is built to redirect all available UVA light in the appropriate direction required
  • Has 40% more UV light output than other mosquito traps
  • Imparts 30% increase in energy efficiency to help protect the environment and allow users to save money
  • Zaps bugs without any noise
  • Can cover up to 6,000-square feet indoors
  • User-friendly plug-and-go device
  • Can be wall-mounted or freestanding
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Includes extended cable and safety ground plug
  • Best for home and commercial usage


A mosquito trap is a good option to consider if you want to manage a great deal of flies and other kinds of bugs, particularly the flying kind. The PTH-8 Electronic Indoor Insect Killer from PestiTech is a freestanding device, but it can also be hung on the wall by means of a hanging chain.

You do not have to purchase additional items to hang the unit or ask for help from a professional technician, so you will save a little money there.

It has a power cable that measures around 5-feet long, which can be troublesome if you don’t have plenty of outlet access. In addition, if you want to hang the item, be certain that the nail or hook where you are going to hang it will be able to withstand the device’s 5-pound weight.

The company claims the unit operates noiselessly, however as I have found out while using it, it does emit a moderate hum when it is switched on if you give it a close listen.

It is quiet overall though, which is great, especially since most bug zappers/mosquito traps give off an obvious noise whenever they catch insects. The device operates using electricity so you won’t have to deal with odd smells, pesticides and other sensory problems thereby it is an environment-friendly device.

As for its capability to catch insects, yes, it works on skeeters. Not only mosquitoes, but it worked fabulously on other insects too, particularly gnats and houseflies whenever they fly into the device. The UV light was not blinding; thus, it won’t make sleeping uncomfortable if you plan on having it in your bedroom.

The construction of the unit was decent; it felt like it was made from prime materials. The price is nice to boot, and quite cost-effective compared to conventional mosquito traps.

In terms of clean-ups, you can remove the cage by unscrewing the top. It will slant forwards once you pull the screen. While the bug tray was a bit difficult to take away, it did not lurch and drop the dead bugs.

Keep in mind that the device is for indoor use only. It does not have any specifications that it is weatherproofed.


The device can have some improvements in other areas. It would be nice if the company could find a way to keep all of the dead bugs enclosed. While smaller insects like mosquitoes and gnats were not a problem, bigger ones like dead flies were a small annoyance.

Instead of getting stuck into the zapper’s threads, they end up dropping on the floor beneath the device’s light. Maybe it’s because of their weight.


PestiTech’s PTH-8 Electronic Indoor Insect Killer is something that is worth your money. It is cost-effective, very convenient, and lives up to its bug-killing claims. While it did have some shortcomings, the device worked neatly overall. It would be nice if the company would make some improvements to it soon.