Go To the Light, Bugs.

Submitted by Markydoodle August 9th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

Summertime always brings fun outdoor activities.  Some people might find this appliance offensive.  Others might understand that it’s purely a method of survival of our species.

The distributors of this ELECTRIC INSECT/BUG KILLER understand how critical it is that a family have fun in the summer, as depicted on the back of this box.

In the living room.

In the children’s bedroom.

And of course, in the kitchen.

I love the idea of hearing that “Z-A-A-A-P!” while Mom’s pie is cooling.

5 Responses to “Go To the Light, Bugs.”

  1. Allee Willis

    I’m on the fence about these things as I hate to sound of life being fizzled out. But at the same time I don’t want bugs crawling all over my skin. There’s no doubt, however, that the gorgeously kitschy photos on the box would have me pulling my coin out.

  2. Michael Ely

    Living here in Tucson, we have a lot of outdoor nighttime bugs, and so my partner and I decided to purchase one of these electric bug zappers, however we quickly came to regret it. The problem is that the device lights up to attract the bugs and suddenly we had a hundred times more bugs flying around our back porch than we normally had. Then there was the horrible and loud zapping sound everytime a bug got sizzled, and the sound never stopped, just one moth to the flame after another. The last straw was when it started killing the hummingbird moths, giant and beautiful moths that look just like hummingbirds. That was enough for us. We unplugged the damn thing and sold it at a yard sale!

  3. Mark Milligan

    I am not at all on the fence about these things, I hate them. I guess that’s why I found the pictures hilarious. I’ll intoxicate my own body with DEET before I would plug in a zapper.

    And after spending the entire weekend in Nebraska alone last weekend getting Mom’s house ready to sell, it just totally struck me as funny. I found it in her garage on the bottom shelf behind yard tools.

    One of my sisters finally came for a little while to pick up some items Sunday. While she just gave me a deadpan look when I showed her the pictures on the box of placing one indoors, she was very firm in announcing she would be using it on her patio in Grand Island, and promptly loaded it into her Pontiac.

  4. BRBill

    I like this though i don’t own one and should. The one device i did have is an electronic fly swatter, looks like a tennis racket and you can swipe at flying bugs as you would a tennis ball. Living in South Louisiana, these things are needed though you don’t see mosquitoes until you’re already bitten. Mosquitoes can also disapparate in front of your eyes too, it’s there now it’s gone and just how the heck did that one get in the bathroom??!?!, in the middle of winter?…Citronella candles work fine for keeping bugs away to a certain extent also.