I’ve used dozens of mosquito killer lamps but none of them could meet my needs. I still had some bites although I placed the lamp pretty close to my bed. The Oittm is a new product with some new features and I really hoped it could have a better performance. Let’s check it out.
Features & Performance
The Oittm mosquito killer is significantly smaller than my bug zapper but it uses a very similar mechanism. The fluorescent lamp emits ultraviolet light to attract insects and there is a built-in fan to suck them into the electric wires. The output voltage is 5V/1A and it comes with a cord with a USB connector, you can just plug it to your wall charger to power it up.
An interesting feature of the Oittm is that you can control it with an app and it works with Alexa, so you can use voice commands to turn it on/off.
Unfortunately, the most important feature doesn’t work well. I tested the mosquito killer for a whole week and it couldn’t kill a single insect. I could see some mosquitos and other insects flying around in my home but none of them is attracted to the lamp. It seems like the ultraviolet light can’t kill biting insects, according to a study by the University of Delaware. Therefore, we don’t recommend the product unless you just want to kill some harmless insects.