bug zapper

Submitted: Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 16:15
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does anyone know where i could buy a 12 volt or rechargable bug zapper.
regards
jason
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 16:31

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 16:31
Hi Jason,

Don't know about a bug zapper but personally I find mozzie coils very effective. Always keep them in the camp kit and at home when having BBQ's etc.

:o) Melissa
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Reply By: Member - Moggs - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 17:08

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 17:08
Hi Jason, not sure what your intention is, however if you are planning on using a bug zapper for camping / caravaning then it may be a mistake.
Bug zappers work on the principal of attracting insects to the light. They are designed to be used frequently (read: continuosly) in one location - the idea being that they attract and kill insects before they have a chance to reproduce, thus reducing the actual insect numbers in a specific location. If you have ever used a gas lantern in an aere that has a large amount of nighttime insects you will have a good idea of what will happen with a bug zapper. Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Peter- Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 17:40

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 17:40
I saw a great battery powered zapper in Mitre 10 not long ago it was in the shape of a tennis racket where the srings were live , so if the battery went flat you can still hit them with the racket I think it was about $35 Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 18:07

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 18:07
Yeh, our neighbor has one of those tennis raquets, great fun at bbq's! But a fair bit of work otherwise.

I have a quite old 12v zapper, but I found that the only thing it attracted at night were moths - the mozzies stayed well away. And the moths mainly died getting their wings tangled in the wires - just didn't have the grunt of a decent one.
rgds
Gerry
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Follow Up By: JC - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 20:59

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 20:59
I brought a couple of those rackets a couple of years ago from overseas. I thought they were great (better than spraying chemicals).
Customs confiscated them at the airport as they said that it could be used as a weapon!!

JC
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Reply By: Member - Peter- Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 22:23

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 22:23
MURDER by plastic racket ?????? you could do more damage with a torch
what is this world coming to Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 15:46

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 15:46
Don't underestimate the raquet!
These are dynamite, and really go off with a great flash and a bang when they hit an unfortunate insect. Like, I say, great fun at bbq's.
Neighbor also told me that customs confiscate them.
Gerry
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Reply By: Bruce from Budget Signs - Saturday, Mar 15, 2003 at 17:42

Saturday, Mar 15, 2003 at 17:42
gaday jason
i may be abit late but was walking thruogh a shop called crazy clarkes here in perth & saw a battery operated bug zapper ,& remebered seeing a question on the forum re these items so decided to do a surch & see if you got 1 or not if crazy clarkes have them for $34.99 each
hope this helps
Regards BruceBudget Signs
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