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Grab this racket-like bug zapper that 'vaporizes those little flying demons' for 40% off

'Excellent entertainment at night,' a fan says — and they're just $6 a pop.

June is finally here, which means it's time for summer barbecues — and the inevitable swarm of bugs. No one likes pesky flies or gnats wreaking havoc while they're on a picnic, grilling or enjoying an evening baseball game. And of course, using an old-school swatter won't do. You need something stronger and more reliable to take out insects once and for all. Allow us to introduce you to the Zap It! Bug Zapper, a modern take on the swatter that instantly eliminates pests. Right now, you can get two for just $13 with the on-page coupon, down from $27 — that's 40% off.

Indoors or outdoors, each "racket" has a 4,000-volt grid for an effective jolt that will keep your space bug-free.

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Though this isn't the lowest price we've ever seen, you're getting two zappers for roughly $6 each. That's a heck of a bargain, especially when you consider how much money you'll save on hydrocortisone by frying the little blood-suckers before they get their proboscis into you.

The Zap It features an impressive 4,000-volt grid, allowing you to wipe out mosquitoes, flies, fruit flies, gnats and other pests in one swing. It's faster and more reliable than any fly trap we've used!

This works both indoors and out, and it even has a built-in LED light for night use. One charge yields up to 10,000 zaps, but in case you need to power up, it's as easy as plugging it in with the included USB cable. For maximum safety, while the racket is electrified, there's triple-layer mesh to keep tiny fingers or paws safe.

Electric bug zapper that looks like a tennis racket
We hope you enjoy the scent of barbecued mosquitoes. (Amazon)

More than 16,000 people have heard the satisfying zap of sautéd bugs — and they're hungry for more.

Fans love that there's no wondering whether the bug nuisance is gone. "There are few things in life more satisfying than the loud cracking noise produced when this racket hits that mosquito that’s been buzzing around your head," wrote one satisfied customer. "No more guessing about whether or not you got the bug — you will hear it when this zapper racket vaporizes those little flying demons. There’s even a handy blue flash showing exactly where the bug was when you hit it. Excellent entertainment at night."

Another fan reported on the battery life: "We bought these to replace a less sturdy set from last year. We get overrun with [Joro] spiders so wanted to be prepared. It turns out these are great for other smaller insects. I love that I can recharge them through USB instead of going through more batteries. They have been in use for a couple of weeks now and are still on the first charge."

And, of course, people can't help but rave about their efficacy. "These are the best bug zappers we have ever owned," raved a third shopper. "They are also rechargeable, which was a surprise. We live in South Florida, so there is no shortage of bugs and these things really zap them without a problem. Very satisfying to hear the many zaps!"

Be warned: Your neighbors may think you're weird. "The only downsides I’ve found are the occasional scent of barbecued fly and the dirty looks I get when I laugh maniacally every time I hear them crackle."

You should also make sure the racket stays clean, lest you be subjected to the awful smell of burning bugs. "The only real downsides are the light being kinda crappy and bugs occasionally getting stuck in the racket, which actually causes them to start smoking if you don’t notice (it smells horrendous when this happens)."

Tap into your inner Andre Agassi with this ace bug zapper. 

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$13 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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