What is Bell Howell Monster Trapper?It is an Insect Killing machine that supposedly draws insects, bugs, flies, mosquitoes, wasps, moths etc to it and traps them with a powerful suction. The trapped insects ultimately die.
How does Bell + Howell Monster Trapper work?Monster Trapper’s UV-light attract the bugs to the trapper and the 3500 RPM vacuum supposedly sucks down the bug and traps them in a container below which you can empty later.
Bell + Howell Monster Trapper claims to be whisper quiet when in operation “bug termination”. It claims to be so quiet that Monster Trapper that you can keep it in your bedroom and yet sleep like dead. The Bell + Howell Monster Trapper wouldn’t disturb your sleep. The promoters claim in the video that Monster Trapper is better alternative to insect repellent sprays when going to bed.
Bell Howell Monster Trapper isn’t just for indoors but you can also put them in the outdoors. Outdoors are full of bugs and can ruin your outing. Place a Monster Trapper by the grill to avoid bugs getting in your food, keep it in the RV to enjoy bug free camping.
It is powered by the electricity in your house (or 12V socket if used in a RV), so there are no batteries to replace. It can be placed just anywhere where bugs pose a threat. The Bell and Howell – the manufacturer of Monster Trapper claim that it features a “one way in” design that keeps the bugs trapped in the container unless you empty them.
Advantages of Monster Trapper
- Works fairly well for attracting and trapping bigger insects like bugs, flies, wasps, moths etc.
- Comes from a reputed brand – Bell + Howell
- Priced at $$30, it is relatively cheaper compared to other insect killers that work on the same principle.
- 90-Day money back guarantee.
Disadvantages of Bell Howell Trapper
- Does not kill mosquitoes
- No CO2 diffuser to attract mosquitoes
- No USB option.
- No odor diffuser to attract flies
- Bigger insects may not die even though they are trapped and you may have to do the dirty job of killing them.
- Available only at the official website MonsterTrapper.com
- You need to keep it running all night
- Works only on electricity, this can be disadvantageous if you plan to use it on a camping trip
- No information is available about the intensity and frequency of the UV-Light, motor power, suction etc.
- You still have to pay $7 to return the product to the manufacturer.
Bell Howell Monster Trapper REVIEWAfter analyzing the reviews of Bell Howell Monster Trapper we can safely proclaim that Bell Howell Monster Trapper does not work for mosquitoes. It does work for bigger insects like the moths and wasps. It is also not very effective against flies.
When you think of buying a bug trapper like the Bell Howell Monster Trapper, mosquitoes are first on your mind. Mosquitoes are your primary target. Scores of reviews have confirmed the fact that the Monster Trapper just does not work for mosquitoes, outdoors or indoors.
Using Bell Howell Monster Trapper IndoorsThe only purpose why you would use the Monster Trapper indoors is to kill the mosquitoes. One user points out in his review that the Monster Trapper does not come with a CO2 diffuser that can mimic the natural breathing of a human. Now mosquitoes are primarily attracted by the co2 and the smell of the human blood. Now with you sleeping indoors mosquitoes are just simply going to ignore the Monster Trapper and head for YOU because they have an obvious clear target. This is a inherent flaw in the Monster Zapper which makes it ineffective against mosquitoes. Had they added a CO2 diffuser to the Monster Zapper, it would have worked against mosquitoes to a certain extent.
Using Bell Howell Monster Trapper OutdoorsWhen on the outdoors the best way to protect yourself and your family from the bugs and mosquitoes is by REPELLING THEM and not KILLING THEM. You are not going to win the war against bugs, insects and mosquitoes by just killing them. They are breeding in hundreds of thousands, killing a few of them here and there is not going to help. You need to understand this. So the only wise thing to do is keep them away. The Bell Howell Monster Zapper does not “attract” mosquitoes so it is ineffective against them even in the outdoors. And it does not REPEL them.
Our Verdict“Vacuum powered”, “Suction” bug trappers with “luring agents” are nothing new. There is a wide range of these devices out there in the market. Bell Howell Monster Trapper is a “cheap” (priced at $30) alternative to the much acclaimed and popular insect killer – DynaTrap.
Missing Luring AgentsDevices like the Monster Trapper make use luring agents that mimic the natural functioning of the human body. UV-light depicts the warm human body, CO2 diffusers (Bell Howell Monster Trapper does not have the CO2 diffuser) mimic the breathing of a human being. Some bug trappers also have sweet liquids whose odor attract flies. But it seems that a glowing UV light is enough to attract all of them, but killing them is a different story all together.