The fly swatter as we know it today was originally called the fly killer.

A patent was issued in 1900  to Robert R. Montgomery who called it a fly-killer.  The fly killer was nothing more than a striking surface attached to the end of a long stick.  It was also referred to as the fly bat

The fly killer, fly bat was described as a fly-killing device used for pest control of flying insects, such s flies, wasps, moths, gnats, and mosquitoes.

.The term flyswatter or fly swatter was derived from a baseball term swat the ball, after a health official Dr. Samual Crumbine overheard the term at a baseball game.  He published a health bulletin about the potential of communicable diseases and used  the expression swat the fly.

All fly swatter are effective to varying degrees including your garden variety cheap fly swatters and electric fly swatters.

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3 Layers Net Dry Cell Hand Racket Electric Swatter Home Garden Pest Control Insect Bug Bat Wasp Zapper Fly Mosquito Killer

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Mosquito Killer Handheld Fly Swatter Electric Mosquito Repellent Pest Reject Insect killer Bug Bat Moth Wasp Zapper

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US $4.27
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Mosquito Killer Handheld Fly Swatter Electric Pest Reject Mosquito Repellent Insect Killer Anti Mosquito Zapper Bug

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US $4.17
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Multifunction Electric LED Mosquito Fly Swatter Bug Killers Racket Home

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US $4.29
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Fashion Handheld Electronic Mosquito Bug Zapper Fly Swatter Racket Random Color

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US $1.18
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2017 1pcs Portable Electronic Mosquito Swatter Insect Pest Bug Fly Mosquito Zapper Swatter Killer with Rechargable Battery

2017 1pcs Portable Electronic Mosquito Swatter Insect Pest Bug Fly Mosquito Zapper Swatter Killer with Rechargable Battery

US $5.92
8.97
10PCS/Set Plastic Pest Control Mosquito Bug Hand Pattern Fly Swatter Flyswatter Killer Tools Pest Reject  Insect Killer Swatters

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US $3.97
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AC 220V Rechargeable Electric Mosquito Swatter with LED Light Insect Pest Bug Fly Zapper Swatter Hand Racket Mosquito Killer

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US $6.87
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Electric Insect Pest Bug Fly Mosquito Zapper Swatter Killer Racket for camping, fishing, hiking, outdoor sporting events

Electric Insect Pest Bug Fly Mosquito Zapper Swatter Killer Racket for camping, fishing, hiking, outdoor sporting events

US $5.62
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1Pcs New Electronic Mosquito Racket Fly Racket Handled fly Racket Electric Bug Zappers Mosquito Kill Swatter Zapper Fast Ship

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US $8.17
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Round Plug Rechargeable Electric Mosquito Swatter Hit Killer Racket Hand Movement Flies Catcher With Lighting Function

Round Plug Rechargeable Electric Mosquito Swatter Hit Killer Racket Hand Movement Flies Catcher With Lighting Function

US $13.49
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Electric Flyswatter Mosquito Swatter Hand Racket Pest Reject Insect Fly Killer Flycatcher Home Supplies AA Batteries Powered

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US $4.64
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Multifunction Electric LED Mosquito Fly Swatter Zapper Killers Tool Racket Home

Multifunction Electric LED Mosquito Fly Swatter Zapper Killers Tool Racket Home

US $4.43
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Electric Mosquito Swatter Insect Pest Bug Fly Mosquito Zapper Swatter Killer Racket 2 AA batteries Operated

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US $5.65
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EU/USPortable Electronic Mosquito Swatter Insect Pest Bug Fly Mosquito Zapper Swatter Killer Summer Hand Racket Electric Swatter

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US $6.31
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Popular Handheld Electronic Mosquito Bug Zapper Fly Swatter Racket Random Color

Popular Handheld Electronic Mosquito Bug Zapper Fly Swatter Racket Random Color

US $1.34
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Rechargeable LED Flashlight  Fly Swatter Electric Mosquito Swatter Bug Insect Electric Fly Zapper Killer Racket  Pest control

Rechargeable LED Flashlight Fly Swatter Electric Mosquito Swatter Bug Insect Electric Fly Zapper Killer Racket Pest control

US $8.84
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Removable Battery Rechargeable Electric Swatter Pest Control Insect Bug Bat Wasp Zapper Fly Mosquito Killer With LED Lighting

Removable Battery Rechargeable Electric Swatter Pest Control Insect Bug Bat Wasp Zapper Fly Mosquito Killer With LED Lighting

US $15.99
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1PC 73CM Plastic Telescopic Extendable Fly Swatter Prevent Pest Mosquito Tool Random color Fly flapper long handle drop ship

1PC 73CM Plastic Telescopic Extendable Fly Swatter Prevent Pest Mosquito Tool Random color Fly flapper long handle drop ship

US $1.44
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VICTMAX 1pcs Sword Modeling Plastic fly Swatter Household Flapper Anti Mosquito Fly Killer

VICTMAX 1pcs Sword Modeling Plastic fly Swatter Household Flapper Anti Mosquito Fly Killer

US $2.20
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