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Bug Zapper re-visited



 
 
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Old August 4th 03, 05:27 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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Today, when we went to collect our Hitchdrive, we bought a couple of 6v
battery/mains powered bug zappers, one to leave in the Welsh caravan and the
other to take with us whether we're in the other van or under canvas.

Or even in the house. While preparing the last of the raspberries this
afternoon I saw a few fruit flies so activated the zapper and left it close
to the fruit.

I think it must be working because although I can't see evidence of corpses
I keep hearing loud cracks which I assume are flies meeting their end.

The only downside was the price - something like 23 each - plus four D
cells each. But if they work while we're camping I'll be very pleased.

Mary


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Old August 5th 03, 10:22 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Sigmund
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"Mary Fisher" wrote in message
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I remember a programme some years ago. They were talking about bug zappers
in kitchens. One person commented that when a bug gets zapped it can
sometimes 'explode' throwing tiny bits of bug, and bug guts, up to a
distance of one yard. I don't know if this is true but, if it is, I
wouldn't recommend having one anywhere near a food preparation area.
Perhaps someone with more knowledge can comment on this.

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Old August 5th 03, 03:26 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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I remember a programme some years ago. They were talking about bug

zappers
in kitchens. One person commented that when a bug gets zapped it can
sometimes 'explode' throwing tiny bits of bug, and bug guts, up to a
distance of one yard. I don't know if this is true but, if it is, I
wouldn't recommend having one anywhere near a food preparation area.
Perhaps someone with more knowledge can comment on this.


This nasty fact is true, which is why when they fit them in kitchens of
commercial premises, the regs state that they must not fit them over
worksurfaces. They are often placed over doorways. My caravan one lives
over the door outside in the awning.

Ali


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Old August 7th 03, 05:10 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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I can testify to the exploding bugs effect. Under the zapper in the loft
are not only whole flies thrown away from the electrodes, often not dead,
but also dismembered pieces of bodies - not nice or hygienic near food


That's OK, we don't keep food in our loft.

Nor, come to think of it, are there flies there.

Could be more than a coincidence.

Mary




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Old August 7th 03, 05:20 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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I can testify to the exploding bugs effect. Under the zapper in the

loft
are not only whole flies thrown away from the electrodes, often not

dead,
but also dismembered pieces of bodies - not nice or hygienic near food


That's OK, we don't keep food in our loft.

Nor, come to think of it, are there flies there.

Could be more than a coincidence.

Mary


Just realised, we don't have a loft in the caravan, for which I bought the
device ...

Mary






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Old August 20th 03, 10:25 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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"Gray" wrote in message
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I'm looking for one of these gizmo's anyone point me in a stores direction
that sells them


Towsure has 12v and 240v models.

We got our battery one (4 x D cells) from West Yorkshire Caravans,
Holmfirth, Yorkshire.

Mary


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Old August 21st 03, 04:45 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Nigel Crompton
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Towsure has 12v and 240v models.

We got our battery one (4 x D cells) from West Yorkshire Caravans,
Holmfirth, Yorkshire.



Beware what you buy...

Whilst strolling around a bricollage in France recently we saw a UK
made mains zapper for 16euros. We bought one. Didn't catch a single
insect in a week.

The light source was merely a filament bulb with a blue laquer
applied, rather than the "proper" gas-dischage tube that I expected
(for 16e?)

If anyone wants it they can have it for a fiver inc p&p
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Old August 21st 03, 05:17 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Mary Fisher
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Towsure has 12v and 240v models.

We got our battery one (4 x D cells) from West Yorkshire Caravans,
Holmfirth, Yorkshire.



Beware what you buy...

Whilst strolling around a bricollage in France recently we saw a UK
made mains zapper for 16euros. We bought one. Didn't catch a single
insect in a week.


The light source was merely a filament bulb with a blue laquer
applied, rather than the "proper" gas-dischage tube that I expected
(for 16e?)


LOL!

If anyone wants it they can have it for a fiver inc p&p


Double LOL!

The one we have is a gas discharge tube and it works. I've never SEEN
insects being zapped but there's a constant, if irregular, cracking as
they're vaporised.

Mary


 



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