I have bought two other electric fly swatters. Each of them worked okay, but had their share of problems. One of them, for instance, was constantly sparking before it touched anything which would scare the flying insects away before I had a chance to execute them. The other one seemed to daze the bugs without actually killing them. The Executioner is the best one I’ve owned, hands-down. It is quiet and gives a sufficient enough zap to kill even the nastiest things like large hornets. Before we go out and buy one, let’s explore the often asked question of whether or not electric fly swatters are safe.
Are Electric Fly Swatters Safe?
Having used an electric fly swatter for 3 years, I can state with utmost certainty that they are definitely not safe for flying insects. The Executioner electric fly swatter is the least safe of all because it destroys flying insects the most efficiently. Your greater concern, however, might have been whether or not these electric fly swatters are safe for humans. Electric fly swatters are activated by pressing a button. The button needs to be continually pressed-down while it comes in contact with a flying insect. You absolutely can give yourself a non-fatal shock by holding down the button while striking your other hand. I was dumb enough to try this myself the first time I took it out of the package. It was not a pleasant feeling, but it certainly didn’t cause me nearly as much harm as it would one of its intended, flying victims. I suppose the single, biggest danger of an electric fly swatter is that it might make you daring enough to be around dangerous flying insects like hornets or wasps. Some worry about whether or not electrocuting flying insects is cruel. I’ll speak to that.
Are Electric Fly Swatters Cruel?
I remember when Bug Zappers came out back in the 1980s. We sat on our back patios, sipping cocktails and beer, while we listened to mosquitoes fry by the thousands. None of us ever worried it was cruel. The sounds of these harmful pests crisping in the still of the dark night was music to our ears. Consider the filth and germs carried by flies. Consider the danger presented to us by hornets. No, it is not cruel to use an electric fly swatter.