Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Flowtron BK-80D Review

Flowtron BK-80D 80-Watt Electronic Insect Killer, 1-1/2-Acre Coverage
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!

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