Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Flowtron BK-80D Review
Introducing the Flowtron BK-80D. It's a modern take on what was surely a concept you've seen before. It's an electronic insect killer that covers a range of 1 and 1/2 acres! Such coverage comes at a exceedingly reasonable price as well, only $79.00. A very competitive price, for a very competitive product.
We actually used to have the Flowtron 40, as a test model. It worked well enough for it's price of $54.99, but we had so many mosquitos it quickly clogged up. After a while it became clear that I had to use a blower or aircompressor to clean out the grid on the unit.
After nearly a month of steady use from the Flowtron 80, it quickly became apparent that clogging wouldn't be a problem. It's a just a bigger and more rigid unit. What was also not a problem was the mosquitos in the yard. I did an exceedingly great job of killing them off. I actually used it on conjunction with Stingers "Mosquito Lure" and it worked like a charm.
Obviously the machine needs to be plugged in, so you might want to have a dedicated extension cord as well. Having it set up in a place where it's dry is essential. Also, not having it set up too close to where people are is a good idea, since it does attract bugs. It quickly did such a thorough job of killing mosquitoes, that we just turned the unit on at dusk for about one hour. Otherwise we didn't even have to run it. The Flowtron BK-80D is wholeheartedly recommended!