Stinger BK300 1 1/2 Acre Outdoor Insect Killer Product Reviews
Model Number: BK300
Category: Insect Control
Dimensions: 9.75 x 7.75 x 19.56 in
Room Size: 1 1/2 Acres
Warranty: 3 Year Limited
Waste of Money
I bought the Stinger BK300 at Walmart for $45. It worked for a couple of months, then the light quit. I bought a new bulb and it worked fine. After a couple more months the unit no longer zapped bugs when they went in. (The light was still lit) Since the unit has a 3 year mfg. warranty, I contacted them for a claim. I was told to ship it to them (in Texas) and they would check it out for replacement. I had to pay the shipping, which was going to be $14 to $15 ! For a $45 unit. So I think the warranty is a joke. This is the second one of the Stinger bug zappers we had bought, and the first one (a different model) had also quit working. We thought that by spending a little more for the BK300 it might last longer. It didn't. I'm done with Stinger.
I had a stinger UVB 45 bug zapper to go out on me I returned it and they replaced it with a BK300 . They gave me fast service and I would highly recommend them
Purchase your product and it worked will for approximately 1 month. I noticed that it was not working and believed that the bulb had burnt out. Went and bought a replacement bulb and as soon as I replaced the bulb and hung it back outside and plugged the unit back in the bulb shorted out. With the cost of the bulbs running around $18.00, I purchased the product at Wal-Mart for around $49.00. I feel I have waisted my money in purchasing your product and at this time I would not recommed for anyone to purchase your product.
on my 2nd one in two months first one the element around the bulb burnt out causing me to replace it already...the new entire zapper lowes replacement one has a different one on it ...not sure what that part is called..i just noticed the different cage idea.....we will see how this one goes
Just quit working
I installed my BK300 bug zapper and all was good and dandy. A fea days later I noticed more bugs around than I thought it should be. I just leaned up against the car and watched for a long while and noticed that no bugs were being fried. I have worried myself to death trying to figure it out but have came up with nothing. All the bulbs seem to be working. Anybody got any ideas?
got it as a gift works great lure packet was missing but i requisted one i'm sure they will send it to me so i can see the differance
Started working as soon as I plugged it in. Set up was easy with through instructions and included accessories. I'm going to purchase a second unit for my dock.
bug zapperWorked great for 2 months then broke.
Worked Good, While it Lasted
This unit lasted me 13 days. It worked great while it lasted, that is why I gave it two stars instead of just one. Now I will see how good customer service is.
The bug ligth doesn't work
Stopped zapping on day 2 of use
This product stopped "zapping" bugs on day 2 of use. the light was on with a swarm of bugs and nothing happening.
After only having this bug zapper for about two months, it has stopped working. The lght still comes on but it is not zapping the bugs. I have cleaned the unit several times & noticed the plastic ring that connects the grid together has melted into. I would not think that this would cause the unit to quit working but for some reason it has quit & I have not been able to find any replacement parts other than the bulb.
Works great would buy again.
one good one bad
first unit I bought I didn't put out untill this year and it only last two days or so, the second unit has been working great for weeks now, only thing I need to to is clean the bugs out every few days... Hope to get the first unit repaired or replaced.
Flourescent bulb is not functioning properly. Bright on the ends and barely lit through the length of the bulb.
I have only used it once but it seemed to work very well. It gets your attention when there is rapid fire zapping. I would suggest saving the box for storage.
Quits zapping bugs shortly after purchase. They work great.....until they stop working.
I have had 3 of these in the last year.. Just got a replacement for one a few weeks ago and it has gone out already.. My next bug killer will have another brand
Bought one and only had it for one and half months and it quit working. Bought another one and going to try it.
The only thing I do not understand in your directions is how high to hang it. Is it 7 ft from the top or 7 ft from the bottom of the bug zapper.
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i will see how customer service is, hopefully will get a good review. bought this unit 2 weeks ago and 2 days ago the light says the unit is on but the uv light does not turn on. i do not know if the bulb is already no good. i will follow up with results
my uvb45 zapper worked fine for three years and I have had to replace it with a new bk300. I hope it works well and does not suffer from rain.
worked first day then only light stayed lit grid was powerless, brought back to costco go another lets see how it does
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My zapper lasted two weeks before it quit zapping it is in the trash now and I will never send Another $50 for your product ever Again!
Worked well untill insulator ring melted...
What a waste of money. It worked for 6 weeks then the lower clear glass band that holds something blew apart. So I had to get a new one and dont think I wasnt about to buy any Stinger products.
Find something better to buy, its a waste of money!!
It never worked since I purchased this. It was my mistake not to return it.
My experiance has not been good the product did not work the very first time i tried .Very disapointed in it
I got my replacement today.. they upgraded the band that holds the electrods together.. so that shouldn't burn out.. i just hope they inproved the electrical. i'll just have to wait and see.
good zapper, but many problems
This is a great bug zapper whenever it decides to work. Last summer i went through 3 units within the 1st month, after that i gave up and went and got my money back.. And this year i decided i would try it again, and my first unit burned out within the first 8 days.. and im planning on replacing it tonight for another one. It's a really good design and works great whenever it works, but the zapper componet is cheap and burns out quickly. But walmart offers a 2 year free replacement for an extra $5.. if it ever dies, they replace it no questions asked.. So i'm gonna keep exchanging it until i find one that works.... or stinger eventually fixes the issues in the newer ones. It sucks for the extra hassle because it works very well, but usually doesn't last very long.. and i see i'm not the only one having problems.
I have purchased several of your "Stinger" units in the past 3 years. They work really well killing insects. I would give them a 5* there but I don`t think they last like they should (1-1/2 *) dropping stars to 3 overall. I have a UVB45 I purchased in 2011 that actually went out last summer before I bought another UVB45 which came with a UV15BL? But now all 3 have gone out. I have replaced bulbs, checked electric connections and lines and dawn/dusk switch. Grids are bulbs do not seem to have power to them. I still like them because I have purchased a BK300 which I am registering now.
This is my second unit, it works great, and KAZ really stands by their product.
I am a satisfied customer.
Wait and See
Here in Washington DC the insects are just starting to come out. Used unit for first time Weds night. It was fully charged and did a great job clearing insects from front of house. Used for about 3 hours then needed recharge. New out of box it charged up quickly but left it plugged in for about 4 hours and light is still red. Tonight will see if it is charged enough to Zap or maybe it has burned itself out already which would be too bad because it was really good for those 3 hours. So I will wait and see how or if it works tonight. Got the unit to review and test out.
Great so far
Product has been in place for a few nights. Appears to work great. I am able to use the deck and not have the moths and other insects swarming the other lights.
Kills bugs but out of the box the light flickers. It will not run constant.
The model worked great until hit by a bad storm and the inner fillament burned out.
I enjoy Stinger bug zappers they work very well as we have alot of bugs here in Oklahoma. Very reliable & tough except sometimes large bugs get stuck in & really stink alot. But would buy stinger products again as they work great.
It seems to work better when it gets dark, I hear many more zaps.
Works great! Love to hear the sound of the bugs being taken care of! Love the dusk till dawn feature! Better than a previous model that I owned. Bugs fall out of this one a lot better, which means less cleaning required. Able to sit outside and enjoy the outdoors, rather than be miserable outside being eaten alive by bugs. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys the outdoors!
Worked for 7 nights. Worked great before it failed. Sending it back for replacement.
Bad Bug Zapper
I had the bug unit for 2 weeks and it stoped zapping bugs and I cleaned out unit evey week of bugs. When my husband check the unit, the elements was not working.
Worked for a few weeks and then quitI purchased my BK300 from Wal-Mart. It worked great for a few weeks and then quit zapping bugs. Upon closer inspection I found the skeleton of a small toasted lizard that was trying to get at the dead insects. Apparently he shorted out the grid for good along with himself.
We've only had this bug zapper for a few days and we are mosquito free. Keep in mind we have a brook and fish pond along with other standing water on our property. I would highly recommend this bug zapper to others to be able to enjoy the great outdoors.. Thank you Stinger for this wonderful product.
Does Not Work
This is the second unit , I returned the original one for it beeing nothing more than a black light. The power grid never worked . Hopefully this one works correctly.
This is my second purchase of the Stinger. The first stopped working after one year. The issue was with the electronics and not the bulb or other.
I certainly hope this new one works better.
So far, so good!!
We have just been using the BK300 -rated for 1-1/2 acre -for a couple of weeks. We have livestock and live on a river and have a lot of bushes nearby. The threat of West Nile Virus is real here. We tried other methods and other zappers but so far this is the best and seems to work for mosquitos and other bugs.
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Very poor quality. The bulb works great, but the grid lasted less than a week. Now all I'm doing is attracting the bugs I was trying to get rid of. This is the only model Lowe's stocks, so I'm going back for a replacement, but if the next one doesn't last more than 2 weeks, I'm getting my money back. I'm VERY disappointed.
Dead After 1Month
Worked great until the grid went dead. We'll see if the warranty adds any stars...
Had mine for about a month and a half before the zapper hi voltage grid stopped working, the bulb still lit up but that
was it, returned it back to Home Depot and exchanged it for another one. Always willing to try it a second time, lets hope
this one last the duration of the 3 yr warranty without a duplicate failure.
Kaz Has Poor QC
I gave one star because I can't give zero. Purchased a BK300 from Wal-Mart after the BK500 I purchased 7/4/12 quit after 2 weeks. The BK300 lasted only ONE NIGHT! Black light works great! The killing grid FRIED after about 5 hours. Now its a bug attracter that pulls in all the bugs from the neighborhood into my backyard and they party all night. Unit going back to Wal-Mart on Monday for a refund. I'm done with Stinger products. Too bad Kaz doesn't QC their products more thoroughly, and they apparently don't read their reviews on their own website.
Worked great until it quit after a month.
ordered this product from Kaz on 6-28-12, here it is 7-20-12 and I still haven't received my products. The web site failed to indicate that my shipment couldn't be shipped to a PO Box address, therefore I had to refuse the shipment because Kaz did not want to pay $10 a box to change the address with UPS, then I placed a second order and it is on back order. My first attempt to order the product was also a back order. So this has been a very frustrating matter and my family is still getting carried away by mosquitos.
I have a pool and need something to control the bugs . Singer does the job .
Stopped zapping after a few weeks
I bought the Stinger BK300 at Home Depot. Plugged it in and it immediately Zapped the little critters like crazy. But after a few weeks, no more Zap? Light worked, just no Zap.
Stopped Zapping after a couple of months.
New style, just installed, nice features.
We absolutely loved the product for the first few weeks that we had it! It was killing all of the insects that tried to get near our home. Then, all of a sudden, we started to notice that bugs were not being phazed by the zapper any longer. So, on 6/30/12, we decided to try to change the bulb (even though it was still a nice blue color) and we also changed the lure. Neither thing worked. That night, we still had bugs everywhere!!! I would like to get some help getting this item working again because it was great when it worked and it was too expensive to only work for a couple of weeks! Please help us!
I got zapped
I purchased the BK300 and it only worked for 1 full night. It stopped working during the second night. The next day the grid was clogged in three places and I cleaned it for the second time. The blacklight works, but there is no current in the grid. I bought it at Wal Mart and I'm going to get my money back and purchase a differnt brand.
It has done a great job for us. It takes care of the bugs.
I originally purchased a Stinger Ultra that didn't work out of the box. I exchanged the Ultra for a Stinger BK300 that worked great for about 1 week and now that quit functioning. A complete review will depend on customer service now. Tried calling, but closed on Saturday.
Good with possible problems
The Stinger BK300 is new and different with a "dusk to dawn" switch that keeps the unit off during daylight hours and can't be seen any way.
There appears to be a problem with the "plastic" rings that hold the electric grid apart and some have melted off between some grids. Also the red wire that feeds the grid appears to be burning off when bugs get on it.
They really do the job. Pull in all sorts of pesky flying insects.
Only lasted 4 days and shorted out.
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I live in East Texas, and i have had 5 0r 6 Stinger mosquito zappers, they are wonderful, and I have
not had a mosquito bite in all the time I keep it plugged in....It is good in a chicken and rabit pen for
the animals....I highly recommend the Stinger......
5/26/12 I purchased the biggest Stinger zapper I could find in Walmart, which was the BK300 model. It worked find for a couple of weeks and then just quit zapping those bugs. Is it fixable? I see others had the same problem. When I first got it, it was working great.
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Purchased 1 arce stinger and worked great for about 2 weeks. Then stopped zapping. Returned unit ans bought the 1 1/12 acre unit. light not working right from out of the box.. Going to return for full refund. Not Happy!
Only two weeks old and stopped working. No longer shocks the bugs. The element seams to be burned out. When it work it killed piles of bugs. The birds were lined up in the morning for a free meal.
Worked great at first and after about a week just quit working .
I could tell a difference after the first night that it was working. I really like the fact that it turns off when the sun comes up.