How to clean a Bug Zapper

How to clean a Bug Zapper

Do you know how to clean a bug zapper? Cleaning a Bug Zapper is easier than you thought, you just need to follow the cleaning guideline that we organized for you. Even the best bug zapper needs to be cleaned because it is essential for avoiding unnecessary expenses for maintenance and replacement and it ensures the bug zapper works effectively for reducing the bugs around or in your house. 

How to clean a Bug Zapper: Cleaning Guideline

How to clean a Bug Zapper: Cleaning Guideline
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When to clean

It is important to clean your bug zapper when it is clogged with debris and dirt as these can harm your bug zapper and affect the effectiveness of the bug zapper. You do not have to clean your bug zapper regularly but monthly with the right method. Do not wait till the Bug Zapper stops working to start cleaning it. 

Things to prepare

Before you start your cleaning, you should prepare all the tools so that you do not have to stop during the cleaning to find tools. To clean a bug zapper, you will need: 

  • Canned air
  • Garbage bag
  • Gloves
  • Mask
  • Bristle Brush/Toothbrush
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Paper tower/ Cloth

Clean it outdoor

After you prepared the tools, bring the tools and bug zapper outdoor. It is best that you clean bug zapper outside of your house because these bugs carry diseases that will affect your family’s health. Besides that, you can also keep your house floor clean without doing any extra chores. 

Safety First

Besides your family health, your health is also important. Before starting the cleaning process, be sure to wear a mask and gloves to protect yourself from inhaling dust and small parts of bug bodies that might be carrying diseases.  

Steps for cleaning 

  1. Unplug the bug zapper
  2. Remove the collection tray and empty it into the trash bag
  3. Use a bristle brush or toothbrush to clean all of the debris from the cage into a trash bag 
  4. Use a Vacuum cleaner to clean the inside of the cage
  5. Use canned air to spray of remaining debris 
  6. Clean up the dirt and debris on the floor
  7. Reassemble and plug back in

First, you should always remember to unplug your bug zapper before cleaning it to ensure your safety from getting electric shock. It is dangerous to clean any electric appliance when it is connected to electricity. 

After you unplug the bug zapper, you should remove the collection tray from the bug zapper and empty the tray into a trash bag. You can clean the collection tray with a damped paper towel or cloth.

After that, you can start using a bristle brush to brush off the debris and dust that are lingering on the cage. There will some debris that is inside of the cage that cant be brushed away, you can use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum it out from the inside of the cage. If there is remaining debris, you can use canned air to spray them off. Instead of vacuum it, you blow it away with high-pressure air. After this step, be sure to clean up the debris and dirt on the floor to avoid your family from inhaling into their body. 

After the cleaning process, do not forget to reassemble the collection tray to prevent the bug bodies from falling all over the floor. Last but not least, plug back in the bug zapper to continue to protect your family from harmful bugs. 

The Don’t 

The Don’t
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Using soap and water to clean your bug zapper is never a good idea, you might get electrocuted because a bug zapper is an electric appliance. Although you plan to dry it out, you still risk damaging the bug zapper and harming yourself.   


How to clean a Bug Zapper
Image Source: flickr

In conclusion, you should clean your bug zapper whenever you see it is clogged with debris and dust. Before the cleaning process, you should prepare the tools and ensure your safety by unplugging the bug zapper and wear a mask and gloves. After that, you should use a bristle brush to clean the bug zapper cage, a vacuum cleaner to clean the inside of the cage, and canned air to remove the remaining debris that is hard to remove. Lastly, you should never use water and soap to clean the bug zapper. 

Written by Casey Soh

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