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'We got our yard back': This fan-favorite bug zapper is $30 at Amazon

It's an unfortunate side effect of hanging outdoors: Bugs are everywhere. Mosquitoes, gnats, flies and their ilk all have a funny way of showing up exactly when you're trying to kick back and relax. Their hovering and buzzing and swarming is annoying enough ... but then they swoop down and bite, leaving you itchy and aggravated. Now that winter is on the way out and spring is in the offing, you may already have seen a lot of these alfresco scourges. If not, don't worry — they're coming. Would you like to avoid yet another maddening warm-weather ordeal this year? Try a bug zapper!

This handy tool uses blue-violet light to attract mosquitoes, gnats, flies and more, before taking them out — so you can enjoy your time outdoors.

Save $30 with Prime
$30 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal?

The first official day of spring is still a few days away, so now is the time to take advantage of deals like this so you can save before demand — and its price — increases. With Amazon Prime, this zapper is 50% off. That puts it on par with (or less expensive than) a lot of other options on the market.

Why do I need this?

The Klahaite Bug Zapper lets you take out all manner of flying fauna without the use of pesticides. It uses blue-violet light to attract mosquitoes, gnats, aedes, midges, moths, flies, fruit flies, wasps and pretty much any other flying insect, before delivering a fatal shock.

It can cover up to 2,100 square feet, making it far-reaching enough for just about any patio, garden or yard, and it's way simple to install: You can hang it on a tree or plop it on pretty much any flat surface around your house; then, just plug it into a 120-volt outlet, flip it on and let it get to work. There's a built-in removable tray at the bottom for easy cleaning (and insect carcass disposal).

This zapper is waterproof, so you don't need to stress about leaving it outside. Not only that: Got fruit flies? You can use it inside too!

If the thought of all this electrified extermination's got you worried about safety, don't: The device has a protective cage to shield people and pets from shocks.

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We hear there's a lot of buzz around this product. But seriously: Grab one now, because you shouldn't be the main course at your backyard barbecue. (Amazon)

What reviewers say

More than 7,100 Amazon shoppers rave about the Klahaite bug zapper. "Works amazingly," said a five-star fan. "Kind of scary how many it kills."

Consider this testimonial from a satisfied shopper: "I stopped hanging out in my yard because of mosquitoes (don’t want to use chemicals), so I decided to purchase this. We threw a backyard party recently and not one bite. Not one person complained about them! We got our yard back."

"Definitely noticed a smaller population of the critters when this is turned on!" wrote this varmint-hating buzzkill.

Just plug it in wherever you need coverage. It can offer protection for up to 2,100 square feet!

$30 at Amazon

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

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

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