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Re: Mossie Zapper

Post by eatuae » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:54 am

Yes it seems to kill them but not that easy to identify them with their wings burnt off

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Re: Mossie Zapper

Post by Big Boy » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:59 am

:lach: Strangely enough, if you zap a termite before it has shed it's wings, it normally stays together.
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Re: Mossie Zapper

Post by honkin » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:27 pm

barrys wrote:
honkin wrote:I did a search on the forum and only found info on the tennis racquet style zappers or oils etc, which is not what I want.
I am thinking of the ones with a light inside that actually zaps the little buggers.
Is this what you mean? If it is, I've bought them before in Tesco Lotusmozzie zapper.jpg
Yeah that looks like it barrys

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Re: Mossie Zapper

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:00 pm

This is because mosquitoes are not attracted to light as flies are, Mozzies are attracted to C02 and other body odors so having the blue UV light actually makes mozzies stay away as they dislike UV light.

Bug zappers are useless against mosquitoes. Studies have shown that less than 1 percent of the insects killed by zappers are mosquitoes or other biting insects. The devices attract and kill beneficial or harmless insects, like moths, and have no effect on the overall mosquito population. Electronic repellers have also proven ineffective in scientific testing.

https://www.megacatch.com/mosquito-faqs/mosquito-facts/
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Re: Mossie Zapper

Post by honkin » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:35 pm

cheers StevePIraq. That's an interesting read.

So no to zappers, but something like that MegaCatch or the BlackHole are the way to go? Anything that attracts and catches rather than trying to 'zap'

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Re: Mossie Zapper

Post by StevePIraq » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:32 pm

I use the following for inside the house, they work excellent, they drive mozzies away with the smell which is not strong, available from Big C. For outside the only thing that I have found works is the coils
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Re: Mossie Zapper

Post by PeteC » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:49 pm

There's another device and refills the same as above readily available here named COMBAT. Has various scents. Plug it in and it lasts for 30 days at 24 and 90 days at 8 hours use per day. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Mossie Zapper

Post by golferstu » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:01 pm

I've got one of those. I do enjoy them for their pleasurable sound and dim, blue light.

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