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  Reply # 1049856 20-May-2014 15:56
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Bring back the organochlorines, I say!

Semi-seriously: I spray a hell of a lot more useless rubbish than I would something deadly ... You know, because it works first go....




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  Reply # 1049874 20-May-2014 16:24
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SaltyNZ: Bring back the organochlorines, I say!

Semi-seriously: I spray a hell of a lot more useless rubbish than I would something deadly ... You know, because it works first go....


I want one of these, "retuned" to zap flies:


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1049877 20-May-2014 16:26
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SaltyNZ:
Sidestep:
The best insect spray I've ever seen was carried by Telstra installers and linesmen in Qld to fight off the much feared “buzzy bee”.



Well, to be fair, the Queensland Buzzy Bee is a notoriously vicious and cunning apex predator, known to hunt in coordinated pairs. Ever wonder why you never see sharks roosting on phone lines in Queensland? Buzzy Bees, mate. They can launch their stingers (not to be confused with FIM-92s, which are an entirely different sort of stinger) in a lock-on-after-launch mode from a range of up to 8,500m whilst hidden behind convenient cover to stay below shark-radar.


In Vic and NSW the Buzzy Bee population is kept in check by the dreaded Drop Bears

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  Reply # 1049885 20-May-2014 16:35
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this is one of the best threads I've seen on GZ ever

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  Reply # 1049954 20-May-2014 17:47
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floydbloke: I share your frustration.

I'm wondering if they've reduced the toxins, chemicals, etc. in flysprays to be more environmentally friendly or less allergenic.  Can anyone confirm?


I have some Raid I bought last year in Cambodia that works well!

Also all summer we had the 'natural' Raid Automatic going and that was very effective.





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  Reply # 1049994 20-May-2014 18:44
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nathan: this is one of the best threads I've seen on GZ ever


Confirmed. Source: am a needle.




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  Reply # 1050175 20-May-2014 23:13
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E3xtc: best thing I have ever run into for the fight against flies - Zap Bat....electric fly swot - quick and painless (for me)...plus a certain amount of satisfaction from the smoke and light show :)
Have not used fly sprays in the 4-5 years of having this device :)


+1 on these electric tennis rackets.

Jolly amusing when the Mrs picks it up by the wrong end, too.  (I didn't hear the end of that for days!)




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  Reply # 1050177 20-May-2014 23:25
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buy one of these 


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  Reply # 1050217 21-May-2014 06:51
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I have tried one of the above and found that neither the house flies that endlessly zig zag in the centre of the room or mosquitoes showed any interest. The light just attracted moths. Mozzies apparently need a CO2 source to attract them.

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BTR: Cats, mine wait until they are on a window or low surface and them pin them down with their paws before eating them. A bit gross to watch but it does the trick.


FGS don't tell Gareth Morgan.

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BTR: Cats, mine wait until they are on a window or low surface and them pin them down with their paws before eating them. A bit gross to watch but it does the trick.


FGS don't tell Gareth Morgan.


Mine just kinda watches them... You can see the wheels turning in her head: 'Oh, that looks interesting! Flying thing! Should I chase it? Instinct says YES... But wait, actually, better idea: I'll sit here on the floor with my legs spread wide apart and lick the place where I'd have nads if I was a boy. Yeah, that's the ticket. Chasing flying things is too much damn work. I wonder what having actual nads to lick would be like? Cat food is nice. I like cat food. Pity the humans put it up where I have to jump up a bit to get it, those bastards. Nads.'




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  Reply # 1050347 21-May-2014 11:21
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E3xtc: best thing I have ever run into for the fight against flies - Zap Bat....electric fly swot - quick and painless (for me)...plus a certain amount of satisfaction from the smoke and light show :)
Have not used fly sprays in the 4-5 years of having this device :)


+1 on these electric tennis rackets.
Jolly amusing when the Mrs picks it up by the wrong end, too.  (I didn't hear the end of that for days!)


+1 for the electric bats here too.
I've got 2 different ones, the bottom one in the pic is the standard mitre10 jobby (runs off 2x AA).  The top one is a larger\ more solid one that uses 2x D cell batteries.

http://users.on.net/~amosau/FlySwat/NormalvsBigDaddy.jpg

The big daddy one is also quite lethal (short video below with sound).  If you press the GO button with nothing in the mesh it will remain charged until something discharges it (highly recommend fingers stay away from it in this state, it more than tickles).

http://users.on.net/~amosau/FlySwat/




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  Reply # 1050857 22-May-2014 09:01
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The Drop Bears (see earlier link above) might think that they have the upper paw but the humans are striking back while other critters are practising to join the Drop Revolution:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/performing-crocodile-injured-by-portly-accountant-in-russian-circus-accident-9404930.html


http://wgno.com/2014/05/20/watch-raccoon-survives-dramitic-fall-from-apartment-building/#axzz32O14cWmC

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