Racquet Zapper Review

raquet-zapper.jpegA friend of the Repellent Review, Denise, informed us of a bug repellent she recently purchased and tried out; the Racquet Zapper.

Denise took the racquet zapper on a recent hike, and let us know how it faired against those annoying, buzzing pests.

RR: So Denise, what exactly is the racquet zapper, how do you use it, and how much did this bug repellent cost you?

Denise: The racquet zapper is a bug repellent that’s shaped like a tennis racquet. It runs off a couple of AA batteries. The batteries charge an electric grid. The grid is triggered by a button you press. It electrifies, and you swing at the insect thats bothering you, and it zaps it dead. I picked mine up for less than $10.

RR: Sounds like fun. Does this electronic insect repellent work?

Denise: Oh ya. It’s fun. We all tried it out along the hike. (There was a group of five people along). It worked ok on bigger bugs, but was worthless on smaller ones like gnats. You had to make sure the bug hit the grid, and not the outside of the racquet, or it wouldn’t kill it. It seemed to work well for mosquitoes. I’ve also used it at home against flies. It’s more fun zapping them, than hitting them with a fly swatter. The batteries did run out quicker than I thought they should though.

RR: Denise, would you recommend the Racquet Zapper?

Denise: It’s really entertaining for a bug repellent. We were laughing on the hike, and looking for bugs, instead of trying to avoid them. It works ok. A good coat of mosquito repellent would probably work just as well. If you’re looking for a fun gadget to play with, I’d recommend it, but because the batteries run out I probably won’t be using it on a regular basis.

racquet-zapper-electronic-bug-repellent.jpegRR: Thanks Denise! It seems bugs sometimes can spark a little fun. Repellent Review gives the Racquet Zapper an A for entertainment value, and a C+ for effective value. Unless you keep a fresh supply of batteries around when you’re outdoors, you’d be out of luck when this bug repellent loses it’s juice. The Racquet Zapper is available online.

Critter Blaster Pro Electronic Animal Repellent

Critter-Blaster-Pro-animal-repellent-01.jpgWould you like to repel many types of animals over an area larger than five acres? If you answered yes, the Critter Blaster Pro is the beast for you. This animal repellent is designed for repelling animals from large areas in rural or non-residential neighborhoods. It may be too powerful for the hobby gardener due to how it repels the animals. Let’s take a look.

We checked the prices of the Critter Blaster Pro on our Ebay price check link and found it sporting a price tag anywhere from $480-$600, depending on where you buy it. This electronic animal repellent is best suited for commercial use, but could be used by a homeowner on some acreage. Repellent Review is cautious about recommending this animal deterrent to residential customers after reading about the court case filed against one user of the repellent.

This electronic repellent works by emitting sounds electronically of animals in distress or making harassing sounds. With the capability of reaching over 100 decibels, some neighbors might not be happy about having to hear an animal in distress 24 hours a day. It is effective though.

Other features include,

  • Designed for farms or vineyards, airfields, marinas, etc.
  • Eight different sounds
  • Electronic repellent uses Progammable Play for hours of different sound combinations

What makes this animal repellent so effective is because it changes the sounds that are electronically emitted. The use of only loud noises loses its effect. The animal soon determines the repellent is a non-threat.

The Critter Blaster Pro will repel raccoons, deer, dogs, foxes, bear, rodents, birds, and even bats. There is a volume control on the unit so you can turn it to your desired level. Tests have shown that this electronic repellent has significantly, and in some cases, totally eliminated the pest problem.

Critter-Blaster-Pro-animal-repellent-02.jpgRepellent Review recommends the Critter Blaster Pro for commercial use. This electronic animal repellent comes with four speakers and requires an electrical source to run. It might be wise to investigate local noise ordinance laws if you are in an area that is borderline.