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UV bug zappers kill friendly insects

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UV bug zappers kill friendly insects

Beitragvon dunno » So Mär 20, 2011 9:05

Interesting article about the harmful effects of UV bug zappers on the "good" insects and the poor ability of UV bug zappers to kill biting insects, like female mosquitoes and biting flies.

http://www.livingwithbugs.com/mos_blt.html

And for the exact mechanism of how mosquitoes are attracted to humans,

http://www.livingwithbugs.com/mosquito_trap.html

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Re: UV bug zappers kill friendly insects

Beitragvon stefan » Mo Mär 21, 2011 9:18

i bought one of them http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bug_zapper

it works well, only the black flies are not going in it.

but, the thing is a mess, it stinks when the fly get's burned.

so nothing to put close to you.

a other option is this http://www.flitrapdirect.com/

works very well on the black flies, but it have a smell to get the flies inside there.
again nothing to put close to you :wink)
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Re: UV bug zappers kill friendly insects

Beitragvon dunno » Di Mär 22, 2011 7:04

stefan hat geschrieben:but, the thing is a mess, it stinks when the fly get's burned.

so nothing to put close to you.

It needs to be placed far away from one's residence, preferably placed near your neighbours home so that the loud "snap" noise it makes when it zaps something disturbs his guests [biggrin]
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Re: UV bug zappers kill friendly insects

Beitragvon ud » Sa Mär 26, 2011 10:47

Hello,

May I just also add to this that it is a serious safety hazard if you have children? I honestly think that it is a very dangerous device and any child keen and curious about it will definitely put a finger in it and get zapped!
I tried it once as a drunken bet and it hurts like hell; didn't feel the electric shock but you would not want that with children in the house.
The insect repelling spray or cream is a better alternative. You just have to get used to it and it won't bother other friendly insects!


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