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Original Indoor Insect Trap Bug Fruit Fly Gnat Mosquito Killer UV Light Fan Sticky Glue Boards Trap Even The Tiniest Flying Bugs No Zapper Child Safe Non Toxic

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.9
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Total Reviews
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Review Summary - 539 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Capacity
 62
house flies, room, gnats, mosquitoes, mosquitos
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Just a few more for my friends and family!  ...  "
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" ...  This works beautifully to catch gnats in my bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  I have seen less gnats flying around the house since using this.  ...  "
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" ...  Also says to put in a dark room.  ...  "
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" ...  Took care of our gnat problem in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  A complete waste of money for house flies.  ...  "
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" ...  Put it in my daughter room because she was getting bit.  ...  "
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" ...  There are 7 house flies in it right now!  ...  "
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Product Reliability
 55
caught, weeks, katchy, gone, gnats
+53%
-47%
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" ...  when we first got it we like the the way it looked and that it was pretty quit.  ...  "
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" ...  As far as functionality goes, it is working like a charm so far.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this and have been running it in the high setting (continuously), right next to the fruit, for the past 2 weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  This this saved my life.  ...  "
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" ...  Took a couple of weeks, it's still going strong so I recommend this.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing has been on a murdering spree ever since I plugged it in.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture I posted is two months worth of bugs.  ...  "
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" ...  UPDATE: I've now had the machine for nearly 2 weeks, and have run it 24/7, nonstop - perfectly - no issues.  ...  "
Price
 38
worth, waste of money, price, complete, worth every penny
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Don't waste your money.  ...  "
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" ...  Waste of money  ...  "
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" ...  Waste of money.  ...  "
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" ...  I've concluded this product is a complete waste of time and money. ... Save your money and stay away from this low quality Chinese garbage.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a complete waste of money.  ...  "
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" ...  complete waste of money  ...  "
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" ...  A complete waste of money.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolute waste of money.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 37
fan, noise, noisy, loud, silent mode
+73%
-27%
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" ...  On the highest setting, it has the same quiet, whitenoise hum as a computer.  ...  "
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" ...  I may be judged for this, but I like the sound the machine makes when it catches something. ... It's like a soft sharp crunch sound.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not too noisy, but the fan can still be heard when all else is quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  I absolutely love that even set on hi, it is so quiet I can’t even hear it running.  ...  "
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" ...  both are pretty quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s really quiet, too.  ...  "
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" ...  Two speed fan is nice - it is just white noise in the room, more quiet than fridge or a/c.  ...  "
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" ...  Very little noise and odor, and easy to use.  ...  "
Marketplace
 32
seller, shipping, katchy, works, described
+91%
-9%
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" ...  See pictures included.  ...  "
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" ...  Actually works better than I expected. ... If you got the chance to read my previous review, please know what I wrote was NOT for a Katchy Product but for an imposter product serving themselves under the Katchy Venue.  ...  "
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" ...  See the picture above.  ...  "
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" ...  Then it arrives *HAPPY DAY*. ... The seller contacted me today apologizing for my inconvenience and explaining that Amazon is responsible for the damage done during the shipping of this product. ... I responded immediately that I appreciate the response and although I completely understand that Amazon assumes the shipping responsibility, I am also concerned that I cannot repurchase a working unit at the price I paid 2 weeks ago. ... And now I await their response. ... I'll keep you posted. ... The seller not only replaced my originally bought unit, but included extras as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I was skeptical about this since it's one more in an interminable series of Amazon promoted gadgets made in China.  ...  "
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" ...  Oh, and the seller has been a true delight. ... We have been corresponding about the product and I have received prompt and detailed answers to my questions.  ...  "
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" ...  Much to my surprise, I received an email from Katchy requesting additional information.  ...  "
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" ...  Seller provided prompt shipping and packaged well.  ...  "
Cleaning
 32
gnats, flies, vinegar, trapped, cleaned
+72%
-28%
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" ...  I am a pretty clean person, but live in an apartment and noticed plenty of fruit flies no matter how much I cleaned.  ...  "
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" ...  The sticky pads that are used for the smaller insects like gnats were really easy to use and not at all messy to get rid of.  ...  "
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" ...  The units do in fact attract flying things very well! ... The bottom is easy to open to check and/or replace the sticky pad.  ...  "
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" ...  After trying cider vinegar and basically every other DIY online, I bought this product.  ...  "
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" ...  Regardless of its beauty, the product does one thing really well and that would be collecting dust in my apartment .  ...  "
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" ...  It has cleaned out pesky fruit flies in about a week.  ...  "
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" ...  The glue pad refills are shake-down pricey, so it's the Razors and Razorblades phenomenon, but for now, it's well worth the price.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing has to be cleaned out almost daily!  ...  "
Overall performance
 24
works, job, well, speeds, quiet
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Works very well so far!  ...  "
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" ...  I'm amazed at how well it works!  ...  "
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" ...  This is a most buy it turkey works and it works fast.  ...  "
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" ...  As you can see from my picture, it does its job and this is after a month of having the machine.  ...  "
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" ...  It does the job despite being a bit pricey.  ...  "
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" ...  Works amazingly well.  ...  "
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" ...  The fan has 2 speeds - standard and quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  Katchy was easily the best, most consistent performer.  ...  "
Design
 24
look, design, cool, works, really
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Catching those spesty little natts.  ...  "
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" ...  I hope I am a unique case. ... It works as intended and looks good doing it.  ...  "
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" ...  I appreciate that something like this doesn't have to be an eyesore.  ...  "
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" ...  The product design is beautiful and so is the bluish night glow.  ...  "
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" ...  Could tell a difference after a few days, and it looks cool  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn't look like a bug catcher at all so you don't have to worry about people seeing it.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks good and works well, A+!  ...  "
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" ...  It is quit and cool looking and it works!  ...  "
Ease of Use
 22
easy to set, super, use, easy to use, setup
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Easy to move to a different area if needed.  ...  "
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" ...  They were polite and easy to talk to.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of use .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to start using.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to set up & move from place to place.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to remove the sticky pad!  ...  "
Comfort
 21
sticky, sticky pad, glue, get, woke
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Love seeing them on the sticky trap!  ...  "
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" ...  My kids dont wake up anymore with that annoying buzz in their ear.  ...  "
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" ...  I decided to take things into my own hands!  ...  "
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" ...  Got the job done, the sticky pads stay sticky for a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  It runs super quiet and it doesn't effect me falling asleep.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to remove the sticky pad!  ...  "
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" ...  If I disturb them, they start flying around and some of them get "caught."  ...  "
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" ...  Even without the pads.  ...  "
Network
 18
house, mosquitos, flies, even, couple
+94%
-6%
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" ...  we've caught several mosquitos that snuck in and have even caught some house flies!  ...  "
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" ...  There are 7 house flies in it right now!  ...  "
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" ...  1 star house flies  ...  "
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" ...  Even a couple of house flies.  ...  "
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" ...  A complete waste of money for house flies.  ...  "
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" ...  A couple of them looked like house flies.  ...  "
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" ...  However not so much for mature house flies.  ...  "
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" ...  House flys GONE!!  ...  "
Build Quality
 16
trap, sticky, pads, glue boards, glue
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Place it inside your home by the heaviest used doors and it'll catch the rare mosquito or fly that makes it inside.  ...  "
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" ...  After only 2 days there are about a dozen of them on the glue board.  ...  "
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" ...  My legs will thank me.  ...  "
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" ...  I do get what they're saying, but how thick must this unit be to rectify that??  ...  "
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" ...  Sometimes I watched larger flies batter against the metal grill.  ...  "
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" ...  the glue board catches a lot before I have to change it out too.  ...  "
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" ...  it catches the little buggers and keeps them secure on the sticky bottom.  ...  "
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" ...  the glue trap is kinda nice because you can visibly tell how much the trap is doing for you.  ...  "
Returns
 15
back, refund, another, want, try
+33%
-67%
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" ...  I'm returning mine.  ...  "
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" ...  Called to return it but we were past the return window so we're stuck with it and its worthless.  ...  "
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" ...  I want to return 2 Kachys I received last week. ... Please advise me how to return and get my money back.  ...  "
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" ...  Would like to return.  ...  "
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" ...  I will give it more time,then returning it .  ...  "
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" ...  I was very disappointed, and returned it for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  After learning of my disappointment with the product the company issued a full refund!  ...  "
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" ...  I'm sending it back.  ...  "
Delivery
 15
product, item arrived, today, shipping, unit
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Seller provided prompt shipping and packaged well.  ...  "
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" ...  When I first received the Katchy I was skeptical!  ...  "
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" ...  We received one & set it up at 4:30 today.  ...  "
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" ...  Shipping was quick and boxing was good.  ...  "
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" ...  I received the unit back in 2 days.  ...  "
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" ...  The process was hassle free and delivered fairly quick.  ...  "
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" ...  Received in a timely manner. ... Arrived complete as depicted.  ...  "
Features
 15
mode, strong, silent, fan, strong mode
+87%
-13%
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" ...  It has an ultraviolet light that works better in a dark room, and some might find that annoying.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this light.  ...  "
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" ...  There are two modes silent and strong .  ...  "
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" ...  Both the silent and strong mode lights are really pretty.  ...  "
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" ...  It also has 2 modes of operation.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve only run it in “strong” mode so far (brighter light, stronger fan), but the fan noise level even at this higher setting isn’t bothersome.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit is pretty quite even on strong mode.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as a cool black light nite light too  ...  "
Fit
 14
bottom, glue, sticky paper, gnats, catches
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Although, it does attract them the stickies that it came with did not hold up.  ...  "
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" ...  I had been having a really hard time getting rid of a fungus gnat infestation in my houseplants this fall.  ...  "
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" ...  I opened the bottom flap to insert the trap and a chunk of broken plastic fell out.  ...  "
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" ...  They are "sticky" but don't catch anything.  ...  "
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" ...  The disposable glue traps are overpriced, IMO.  ...  "
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" ...  They are "sticky" but don't catch anything.  ...  "
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" ...  They ended up hanging out under the light instead of in the trap.  ...  "
Product As Described
 13
described, expected, work, see, picture
+100%
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" ...  This product does exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Better than I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Described as expected and work as expected!  ...  "
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" ...  I like the product design and functions as described.  ...  "
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" ...  See pictures included.  ...  "
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" ...  Actually works better than I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  See the picture above.  ...  "
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" ...  I even added pictures to show how well they work.  ...  "
Food Items
 11
kitchen, fruit flies, flies, chicken, works
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I got it mostly for fruit flies, which it catches.  ...  "
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" ...  Still does a great job with fruit flies and moths.  ...  "
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" ...  Works very well on fruit flies and mosquitoes .  ...  "
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" ...  Vegetables are done and I'm waiting on the chicken to finish - cover the vegetables.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a most buy it turkey works and it works fast.  ...  "
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" ...  She looked like she had chicken pox.  ...  "
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" ...  We have no more fruit flies in the kitchen.  ...  "
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" ...  I ordered this to catch the many fruit flies in my kitchen and bathroom.  ...  "
Night Photography
 11
night, works, best, blue, black
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Now, either they're all gone or they've adapted to the light at night.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s also very quiet and gives a nice little black light effect at night.  ...  "
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" ...  The blue light transitions in brightness, which is even more effective in attracting it's prey.  ...  "
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" ...  It also works great as a night light.  ...  "
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" ...  It works better at night when it is the only light available to the flying insects.  ...  "
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" ...  Best in dark areas with no competing light.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great as her night light as well.  ...  "
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" ...  The trap is pretty small, inconspicuous during the day and a blue light at night.  ...  "
Storage
 9
room, container, sticky, fruit flies, fruit
+78%
-22%
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" ...  This trap was perfect for the fruit flies around our fruit and guinea pig cage!  ...  "
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" ...  This trap does work but creates ozone in a small space.  ...  "
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" ...  The container is pictured but all you get are the "sticky disk."  ...  "
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" ...  The container is pictured but all you get are the "sticky disk."  ...  "
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" ...  I set it right next to the fruit basket where we put mostly lemons which is also right next to kitchen sink.  ...  "
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" ...  (A produce bag from the grocery store worked great for me.)  ...  "
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" ...  Very quiet fan and 2 extra sticky papers for the bottom were included.  ...  "
Setup
 8
easy to set, setup, super, place, move
+100%
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" ...  It's easy to set up & move from place to place.  ...  "
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" ...  I received it on a Friday, put it out and in less than 24 hours there were 19 gnats!!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Very Easy Setup.  ...  "
For Travel
 8
home, flies, find, camping, house
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Would highly recommend if you need to catch small flying insects  ...  "
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" ...  She will forever have a home in our house and our travel trailer.  ...  "
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" ...  Going to take camping on next trip and give it a good try outdoors!  ...  "
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" ...  Every day the trip caught another 8 or 10, and within a week the infestation was gone.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't wait test it camping!  ...  "
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" ...  I came home after a long business trip to find my kitchen overrun with fruit flies.  ...  "
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" ...  It gave me peace of mind knowing that any bugs that got in during one of my kids hundreds of trips in and out of the camper, would be caught at night instead of biting us in our sleep!  ...  "
For Running
 8
quiet, night, keep, even, caught
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I like that it's quiet running.  ...  "
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" ...  I absolutely love that even set on hi, it is so quiet I can’t even hear it running.  ...  "
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" ...  you even forget they're running.  ...  "
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" ...  I plan to keep it running from now on.  ...  "
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" ...  Going to continue running it until I get all of those buggers!!  ...  "
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" ...  I was skeptical but I plugged it in and let it run.  ...  "
Volume
 7
room, fan, works, small, silent
+57%
-43%
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" ...  Oks very nice in small spaces.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a small room.  ...  "
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" ...  Fan isn’t too loud at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Also says to put in a dark room.  ...  "
Ease of Cleaning
 7
easy, cleaned, fruit flies
+100%
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" ...  Pretty easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to empty out and clean.  ...  "
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" ...  We keep things clean.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to put together and clean.  ...  "
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" ...  It has cleaned out pesky fruit flies in about a week.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing has to be cleaned out almost daily!  ...  "
Size
 7
size, quiet, compact, also, look
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Oks very nice in small spaces.  ...  "
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" ...  And the size is perfect, very small and compact and doesn’t look like a bug catcher it will fit in anywhere and look great.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also very quiet and unobtrusive.  ...  "
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" ...  It is quite and easily portable.  ...  "
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" ...  Just the right size  ...  "
For Kids
 6
one, mosquitos, flying, daughter, biting
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I saw 2 or 3 adults flying around per day, and heard when there is one there is many.  ...  "
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" ...  Has saved my wife and kids from nighttime feedings by those needle beaked little bastards.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought 1 for me and 2 for my daughter!  ...  "
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" ...  It's perfect for our household with small children and pets.  ...  "
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" ...  It gave me peace of mind knowing that any bugs that got in during one of my kids hundreds of trips in and out of the camper, would be caught at night instead of biting us in our sleep!  ...  "
Software Platform
 6
windows, us, time, still, problem
+83%
-17%
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" ...  We set up the trap immediately and it is catching bugs.  ...  "
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" ...  Bugs are gone .  ...  "
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" ...  When I had my triplets, I was not expecting a miserable hot summer or a hurricane that would force us to open windows in our house to stay cool.  ...  "
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" ...  And actually since I ran out I used it without them and it still kept catching bugs.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 6
night, used, machine, little, easier
+100%
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" ...  I leave it on as I sleep every other night (sometimes the bright blue just needs to go), and it's managing things better than before I had it.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it while sleeping .  ...  "
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" ...  This has been a huge help, at night we can finally sleep at peace.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely works, and I've only used it on silent mode and it doesn't disturb my sleep at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Catch’s all kinds of fly’s and let’s me sleep in peace at night now!!!  ...  "
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" ...  For never having to worry about being bitten in my home and being able to sleep a little bit easier (a little easier because everybody knows life is hard), this machine is worth buying.  ...  "
Door
 6
open, one, see, quite, mosquitos
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  One for my bedroom and one by the sliding door.  ...  "
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" ...  We have to leave a door open for our special needs dog, so quite a few mosquitos make their way into our home.  ...  "
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" ...  Every night a fly or two comes in my sliding door .  ...  "
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" ...  I also have a 2, 9, and 11 year old that love going in and out the door and leaving the doors open. ... If you see one mosquito in your house, there are likely dozens and every time you open the door, more come in.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The product works as intended, I leave it on the floor at the garage door where it's pretty much running 24/7, I originally had it next to my bed but the fan was too noisy for my standard, I gave one to my friend and he had the same issue with the noise that the fan was making, it's no where near quite as people said it was.  ...  "
Ports
 6
wall, plug, product, power, outlet
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  My toddler decided to play with the USB cable and hiding it from me. ... And why in the world would you make it a USB cable?  ...  "
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" ...  Just plug in and go.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the fact that it uses a USB cord to power it so it's fully portable if you have a Power bank.  ...  "
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" ...  The product works well, the chunk plug was faulty, but using one of the many chunks I have at the house this was a minor inconvenience.  ...  "
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" ...  you can plug it into a wall outlet or your computer using the usb cable that is included.  ...  "
Cables
 5
cord, would, extension cord, cable, worked
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I love the fact that it uses a USB cord to power it so it's fully portable if you have a Power bank.  ...  "
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" ...  However last night my cat chewed the wire so I am very sad and need to replace!  ...  "
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" ...  you can plug it into a wall outlet or your computer using the usb cable that is included.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 5
received, today, product, item arrived, broken
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  This product arrive broken  ...  "
comment
" ...  I finally received mine today to open up the box to a damaged and non working unit.  ...  "
Charging
 5
portable, power, cord
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  It works with a USB charger & it is portable.  ...  "
comment
" ...  They sent me a new katchy free of charge!  ...  "
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" ...  I love the fact that it uses a USB cord to power it so it's fully portable if you have a Power bank.  ...  "
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" ...  And a bonus I didn't know when I bought it, it runs off a USB battery pack and is great at killing mosquitoes.  ...  "
Controls
 4
button, super, silent, operate, easy
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  There are only 2 buttons so it's super easy to operate.  ...  "
comment
" ...  even after engaging a pest control company, we found Katchy online.  ...  "
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" ...  This product functions smoothly, the silent button truly makes it silent but even on the other mode you can barely hear it.  ...  "
Paper Tray
 4
sticky, gnats, change
+100%
comment
" ...  Over a few nights, a good amount of gnats were caught on the sticky paper.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s been a few weeks and I’m ready to change the paper.  ...  "
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" ...  I have hardly seen any gnats around, but the paper is loaded!  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 4
devices, worked, traps, top, silent mode
+100%
comment
" ...  The device worked exactly as promised .  ...  "
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" ...  impressed with little device .  ...  "
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" ...  One is a silent mode so you don't hear the fan as loudly as with other devices.  ...  "
Wash Programs
 3
silent, mode, leave, get
+100%
comment
" ...  There are two modes silent and strong .  ...  "
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" ...  It also has 2 modes of operation.  ...  "
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" ...  Even in quiet mode, it bothers my wife, but I like it :)  ...  "
Picture Quality
 3
added, work, show, see, pictures
+100%
comment
" ...  See the picture above.  ...  "
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" ...  New picture added after a week .  ...  "
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" ...  I even added pictures to show how well they work.  ...  "
Suction
 3
stronger, light, flies, sticky
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  it should be a stronger vacuum or something that snatched the bastards out of the air to their sticky deaths.  ...  "
comment
" ...  We observed flies sitting on top of the device under the light at night and so it appears that the suction is not strong enough to pull them in or ours is defective.  ...  "
Camera
 3
pictures, work, pics, check, added
+100%
comment
" ...  Check out the pics!  ...  "
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" ...  Today, I have only seen one so far and the pictures show how many the trap has captured.  ...  "
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" ...  I even added pictures to show how well they work.  ...  "
Battery Life
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  They sent me a new katchy free of charge!  ...  "
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