The 10 Best Fly Swatters
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Flies may be tiny creatures, but they sure can make a big nuisance of themselves, whether they’re landing on your body or on your food. They can spread diseases, like stomach flu, salmonella, and pink eye, so you may want to check out these swatters, which come in an array of designs. They’re an affordable and effective way to handle pests without resorting to potentially harmful chemicals. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 27, 2019:
Fly swatters are handy devices that have proven useful for generations, and many of today’s models offer ergonomic designs and come with paddles made from your choice of plastic, leather and more. While modern, electric bug zappers are essentially in a category of their own, we included one here that stands out from the rest – The Executioner – for those who prefer to stop pesky insects mid-flight. They’re generally a supplement to a traditional, manual swatter, however, since they aren’t for hitting flies that are sitting on tables, chairs, etc.
Our top pick is the Eno Sergeant Swat, which comes from a company that has been making pest control products for almost three quarters of a century. It features a durable wire handle and a swatter that’s properly vented – both of which are designed for aerodynamics so you’ll hit your target before it knows what’s coming. The paddle’s large size is great for dealing with large insects like wasps, hornets, and crickets. It comes in single-packs as well as multipacks of up to 24.
Our list features two handmade choices that come from Amish manufacturers, constructed from genuine leather for durability. The Hope Woodworking is made with a thin wire for low air resistance, whereas the Prime Home Products Black is equipped with a rounded ash handle that’s comfortable in the hand. Both can be hung easily on a hook on the wall and are made sturdily to hold up for many years.
For those looking for a basic, budget-friendly solution, the Dirza Pack of 5 and Pic 2 Piece won’t disappoint. Both are durable enough to get the job done and come in multi-packs in bright colors that make them easy to find when you need them.
Since electric fly swatters are not made to be used as toys, for safety’s sake, always supervise children when they’re around them.