Ryobi has come out with a new cordless bug zapper, model P29014BTLVNM, which does its job without the use of chemicals, sprays, heat, or glue.
The Ryobi 18V bug zapper features a metal mesh that zaps bugs with 2,550 volts of electricity. Ryobi says there are no heat emissions, and so it is never hot to the touch.
Ryobi says that their bug zapper provides up to 1-1/2 acres of coverage, which should help provide a more pest-free environment in backyards or while camping or tailgating.
A removable plastic tray simplifies cleanup. It looks like the bug zapper can be placed on a tabletop or suspended from the included folding strap-style handle.
And, it also has a built-in LED lantern with 3 brightness settings. (We’re checking with Ryobi on the brightness settings.)
Runtime Specs, When Powered with a 2.0Ah Battery
- With UV LED Light: up to 6 hours
- With LED Area Light: up to 16.5 hours
- With Both Lights: up to 4 hours
Price: $99 (tool-only)
ETA: June 2022
Coming soon to Home Depot.
This looks like an interesting tool that leverages Ryobi’s 18V cordless power tool and battery system.
I bought a mosquito device repellant a while back, but I shopped a bit too hastily and later realized it takes proprietary fuel cartridges that it heats up to create a rather small vapor zone.
This seems more convenient, with no consumables other than having to make sure you have a charged battery, which many Ryobi users tend to have plenty of.
Overall, it seems like an interesting product, and I’m wondering what the downsides are.
For anyone who has ever used an electric bug zapper before – I have not – what are your thoughts? Is this something you wish other power tool brands would come out with?
I asked Ryobi what their runtime claims are like, and will update this post once I hear back.