Stinger® Products Introduces a Portable Bug Zapper to Combat Mosquitoes

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Stinger® On-the-Go Insect Zapper is designed for the outdoor enthusiast

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For more than a decade, I have tested Stinger® Products in the field to validate their product claims and in my opinion, Stinger’s On-the-Go Insect Zapper is unparalleled in efficacy compared to similar competitor bug zapper devices.

New for 2018, Stinger® Products announces its most portable bug zapper to date – the Stinger® On-the-Go Insect Zapper. At just under two pounds and only 10 inches tall, the On-the-Go Insect Zapper is sized to take on summer adventures, whether it’s on the back deck, at a campsite or by the water.

“Having withstood rigorous field testing, consumers can rest assured that the new Stinger® On-the-Go Insect Zapper is built with high-quality materials and designed to attract and kill flying insects,” said Dr. Günter Müller, leading global entomologist and consultant for Stinger® Products. “For more than a decade, I have tested Stinger® Products in the field to validate their product claims and in my opinion, Stinger’s On-the-Go Insect Zapper is unparalleled in efficacy compared to similar competitor bug zapper devices.”

According to the Spring 2018 Outlook released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. is expected to see above average temperatures in the southern two-thirds of the country and higher than normal rainfall for much of the Northern United States. While warm weather beckons Americans outside, the increased heat and rain also draws out mosquitoes and insects. The Stinger® On-the-Go Insect Zapper offers outdoor enthusiasts added protection from mosquito borne diseases such as West Nile and Zika virus, when used with other repellent aids.

For the first time, Stinger offers a USB-powered zapper unit for on-the-go use. In addition, the bug zapper operates on battery power (4 “AA” not included) and can also be powered by plugging the USB into a 5 Volt USB electrical adapter (not included). Scientific testing has proven the electric zapper is effective at covering up to a 20’ x 20’ area (400 sq. ft.).

How On-the-Go Insect Zapper Works

The Stinger® On-the-Go Insect Zapper is designed to attract and kill select flying insects. The zapper’s black UV light bulb attracts 40% more flying insects, including mosquitoes, gnats and no-see-ums, compared to white UV light bulbs. Stinger’s NOsquito® Mosquito Octenol Replacement Lure includes 735 mg of octenol. This lure has slow release properties and increases the effectiveness of attracting insects to the unit. An additional lantern-only feature is ideal for ambient lighting at night. A light grey accent ring and center core aids in attracting mosquitoes during the day. The weather-proof plastic and clog-free kill grid design ensure optimum performance. To access the two operating modes, select the switch under the overhang. Press the button to the right (I) for bug zapping mode (UV), or left (II) for ambient light only mode (LED), or the center position (O) to turn off the device.

This unit uses Stinger’s replaceable 2-Watt black UV bulb “H” (Model B1004B) and NOsquito® Octenol Replacement Lure (Model NS16). Replace the lure after 30 days.

This year, Stinger celebrates its 20th anniversary of developing insect prevention solutions for backyards, patios, decks and on-the-go outdoor activities.


The Stinger® On-the-Go Insect Zapper (Model BKC40) has an MSRP of $19.99, includes one lure and can be purchased on The device comes with a one-year limited warranty. To learn more about insect bite prevention tips and products that can help, visit

About Stinger Products

Stinger® Products, a Helen of Troy Health & Home brand, is an established insect control solution provider of innovative outdoor devices for effective mosquito and insect bite prevention. Our products are scientifically tested and proven effective by a leading global entomologist. For 20 years, Stinger® has offered products to help protect consumers from biting insects, offering mosquito defense, every day and all season long. For more information on Stinger Products, please visit

About Helen of Troy Limited

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ, NM: HELE) is a leading global consumer products company offering creative solutions for its customers through a strong portfolio of well-recognized and widely-trusted brands, including OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Vicks®, Braun®, Honeywell®, PUR®, and Hot Tools®. All trademarks herein belong to Helen of Troy Limited (or its affiliates) and/or are used under license from their respective licensors. For more information about Helen of Troy Limited, please visit

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