The Executioner Fly Swat Bug Zapper Review

By: Peter
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The Executioner Fly Swatter

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Are you tired of using your bare hands or getting any object at home so that you can kill the flies that you see? Have you had enough of all the itchy bites that flying insects give you?

Do not feel so helpless. Now you can have that sweet revenge as you get a better and bigger chance of eliminating them.

All you need is a bug zapper racket, also known as an electric fly swatter, which electrocutes flying insects. When insects make contact with this device, they are killed instantly.

Let’s look at the Executioner Bug Zapper in more detail.

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What is an electric fly swatter?

An electric fly swatter looks like a tennis racket. It has an electrified grid and batteries hidden in the handle.

When an annoying bug is near you, you press the button to activate the grid and take a swipe in the direction of the bug. If you make contact with the insect, it will be electrocuted and either die instantly or be stunned for an easy kill.

The grid of a racket zapper uses a voltage of between 500 and 4000 volts. If you touch the Executioner Zapper’s grid, you will receive a shock, which might hurt for a few minutes. So best to keep this zapper away from children.

Racket zappers may have one layer of mesh, as the Executioner. These are very effective in killing insects, but it can be easy to receive an electric shock from the grid.

Other racket zappers have a layer of mesh on each side of the electric grid. These three-layer electric swatters might be a little less effective against the bugs. You may have to make several swings at a bug before you zap it successfully, but they do provide some protection against accidental electric shocks.

How Does This Handheld Zapper Work?

The zapper needs two AA batteries and has a small circuit board contained in the handle. The circuit board includes a step-up transformer that increases the voltage from the batteries to a voltage capable of killing insects.

The high voltage is transmitted to the grid, and any insect that comes into contact or is near enough to two wires to cause an arc will be electrocuted.


  • Durable and made out of ABS Plastic, not just some brittle recycled one
  • Single layer grid for more effective insect killing
  • Two AA batteries not included
  • Approved and passed with trading standards
  • Top-quality and is built to last


The Executioner Bug Zapper is the most straightforward device to kill mosquitoes. Just press the button, swing, and it can zap any fly, bug, or wasp that touches its screen. This is unlike other rackets with three layers and requires you to try several times to zap an insect because of the dead protective layers.

It has a superb build quality and is ideal for home, camping, office, or other outdoor activities where many flying insects bother you. And yes, it can do its job by just having a single instant zap layer that measures 1.2 mm of Zinc Steel Grill. The frame is made out of ABS plastic.

Anyone can easily operate it. As mentioned, just press the button, and it will begin to work. So yes, it has an on and off switch that comes with a LED warning light. It instantly turns off once you let go of the button.

You can also be sure that you are getting a quality product since this swatter has been tested to over 100,000 zaps. Making it a very high-quality electronic product. So if you are looking for a gift, this can actually be an excellent option. You will just need to buy two AA alkaline batteries.

However, one thing to keep in mind is to be very careful with its alkaline batteries. That is because they can explode or leak if they are recharged, mixed with a different type of battery, disposed of in fire, physically damaged, inserted backward, or disassembled. Thus, dispose of batteries safely and replace all alkaline batteries at the same time.

With this swatter, you can attack the mosquitoes and other flying insects before they attack you. This is something you can’t do with a traditional bug zapper that can only be placed on a flat surface or hung on the wall. You do not need to wait for insects to come near with this zapper because you can chase them with a sure-fire swatter, increasing your chances of having a bug-free life.

Moreover, with its 7×8 kill zone, you can easily and instantly incinerate the pests. You don’t have to crush the insects against a hard surface, causing a mark or stain—no need to use an aerosol insecticide spray to eradicate the flying insects. Just swing your arm and zap! Much better for you and the environment.

You need to be quick to get rid of those flies and kill a wide range of insects, but it is relatively easy. The grid is open, so it has little air resistance that often deviates tiny insects around a more conventional swatter.


Some noticed that it does not entirely do its job of electrocuting insects. While it makes you feel satisfied that the electric blue flash and loud sound you hear meant that a fly was just electrocuted and killed, that might not really be the case.

What happens is that the first jolt dazes the insect enough to knock it out and render it unable to fly temporarily. The next thing is that the fly will be able to amble around and eventually retake to the air. So really, it takes a few more smacks with the racket for it to completely kill insects.

Certain insects are too tiny so that they might escape all the waving of this swatter.

Some users were not that happy since they could not use this product for a long time. After a few uses, it failed to function. Thus, this swatter could not redeem itself or prove that it does kill insects, not just stun them.

Although racket zappers are considered safe, there have been a couple of accidents. It is recommended to use a zapper racket far from flammable substances. And as it’s relatively easy to receive an electric shock that does hurt, from the Executioner zapper, best to keep it out of the reach of children.

Executioner Bug Zapper Verdict

While some purchasers do not like how this swatter failed to really kill insects, the vast majority, almost 75%, are still very happy with it, making it highly recommendable. The Executioner Fly Swatter is a racket swatter, meaning you can hold it and attack insects that you see, indoors or outside. It gives you more control in killing bugs.

With those zappers that you hang outside or place on a wall, you really can’t assure that all annoying bugs will be attracted to it and then get electrocuted.

Also, with a fixed bug zapper, you will kill any insects that come near indiscriminately. This means you will kill many beneficial insects. But with this bug zapper racket, you hold it, chase the annoying bugs or insects that are bad for human health, and kill them.

Some see it as an amusement, chasing after flying pests, having competitions to see who can zap the most insects in a given time. So really, these are more than enough reasons and motivations for you to try this product now!

This fly swat zapper will kill mosquitoes, but if you have a problem with skeeters, the first step is to make your yard as inhospitable as possible.

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Peter spends most of his time outside in his large garden. He has been fighting mosquitoes for a few years trying different traps and repellents without using agressive chemicals.

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