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#57245 7-Feb-2010 10:22
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Hey Guys,

We purchased a robocan a while ago (one for a two bedroom unit) and have enjoyed the benefits (previously if we hadn't rinsed a plate properly late and night, in the early hours of the morning it would be covered in ants.

After talking with a few people, we decided to get a robocan and it's made an enormous difference.

Once it ran out, I decided to be cheap and get the nobrand refill.  While we haven't had the return of the ants, we have noticed that there are a few more flies.  I'm not sure if the increase in flies has been due to the heat / time of year, or whether the cheaper version doesn't contain enough of the good stuff to keep the pests at bay.

What other experience has people had with robocan (or similar) and the branded vs unbranded refills?

(hint for the frugal, Mitre10 sell the robocan refills cheaper than the warehouse - both the branded and unbranded currently)

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  #296731 7-Feb-2010 11:11
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We've used the cheaper version available from Bunnings and haven't noticed any difference.

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  #296734 7-Feb-2010 11:22
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Ived just switched to the offbrand ones myself rather than the more expensive robocan natural one.. Seems to work pretty much as well as the other - although Ive still had to have a can of normal flyspray available for when I open the lounge room door to the outside - we get bombarded with the buggers. Only real difference Ive noticed is the smell is far worse and much more noticable than the natural one..


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  #297315 9-Feb-2010 09:34
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Ditto with the smell for me, not worth the savings IMO. I stick with Robocan refills.

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  #297325 9-Feb-2010 10:03
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bazzer: Ditto with the smell for me, not worth the savings IMO. I stick with Robocan refills.

I've been informed by my better half that we will be forgoing the savings and going back to the originals.  Funny about the smell though, as I was more inclined to notice the smell of the cheaper unit.  

Note that I don't find the robocan version offensive smelling, just that I notice it ...

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