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#281121 31-Jan-2021 15:07
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A couple years ago I picked up a bug zapper tennis racquet from Avondale markets. It is a rechargeable model and much more powerful that the typical battery powered ones you find in Mitre10

 

After many field repairs (taped/glued), I am looking to replace it before it completely dies. Went to the market this morning and no one selling them. Also could only find the small/crappy ones in other shops.

 

Anyone know where I can pick up a good one in NZ?

 

Otherwise I will attempt to get one from Aliexpress (the latest model glows with LED lights, so I will call it a lightsaber)


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  #2644763 31-Jan-2021 15:09
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I would just get it from AliExpress, that'll be where the person at Avondale markets got it.


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  #2644768 31-Jan-2021 15:41
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Bunnings have them for $15 or less.I can't imagine the hassle and delay of getting one from China to save even $15.


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  #2644779 31-Jan-2021 15:53
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Yeah I got one from Bunnings for $10 I think, not as good as the one described in OP though (e.g., not rechargeable).



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  #2644861 31-Jan-2021 20:27
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I got mine from Bunnings $9. Takes 2AA batteries not included. Haven’t managed to zap one fly with it yet despite many efforts but the remnants of a smaller bug are on the racquet so assume it works.

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  #2644963 31-Jan-2021 23:26
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Move south, then you won't need one...

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  #2644965 31-Jan-2021 23:59
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andrewNZ: Move south, then you won't need one...

 

East coast side maybe.

 

Sandflies and Mozzies are legendary on the west coast


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  #2644983 1-Feb-2021 08:08
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Eva888: I got mine from Bunnings $9. Takes 2AA batteries not included. Haven’t managed to zap one fly with it yet despite many efforts but the remnants of a smaller bug are on the racquet so assume it works.

 

I've found the best technique is to wait until the bug lands and then sweep it off. Flailing at a moving bug increases the likelihood of whacking the device aginst something and breaking it.

 

I love the smell of fried flies in the morning.





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  #2644988 1-Feb-2021 08:24
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My wife bought one (reasonable quality/rechargeable) from one of the large Chinese supermarkets (China Town?) in Botany over Christmas.


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  #2644991 1-Feb-2021 08:43
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I just keep the windows closed other than having the windows on secure latch and use the ventilation system / air conditioner. No flies.


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  #2645020 1-Feb-2021 09:46
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Dulouz:

 

 

 

I love the smell of fried flies in the morning.

 

 

smells like victory doesn't it





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  #2645021 1-Feb-2021 09:46
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Dulouz:

 

I've found the best technique is to wait until the bug lands and then sweep it off. Flailing at a moving bug increases the likelihood of whacking the device aginst something and breaking it.

 

I love the smell of fried flies in the morning.

 

 

That's an absolutely basic/lazy way of dealing with them. A large racquet makes it much easier to swat them, and after a while you learn to harass then coral them in open killing zones. Also learn a wrist flick technique in more constrained areas

 

The rechargeables also add to the dramatics, with a large bang and arcing.

 

 


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  #2645022 1-Feb-2021 09:47
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Eva888: I got mine from Bunnings $9. Takes 2AA batteries not included. Haven’t managed to zap one fly with it yet despite many efforts but the remnants of a smaller bug are on the racquet so assume it works.

 

you're doing it wrong. you don't chase the fly with it. you put it in front of the path of where the fly will go. easiest is to wait until it lands on something then the only path is up and you put it there and it will meet its doom and you will hear the crackling sound of fireworks.





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  #2645033 1-Feb-2021 10:03
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Batman:

Eva888: I got mine from Bunnings $9. Takes 2AA batteries not included. Haven’t managed to zap one fly with it yet despite many efforts but the remnants of a smaller bug are on the racquet so assume it works.


you're doing it wrong. you don't chase the fly with it. you put it in front of the path of where the fly will go. easiest is to wait until it lands on something then the only path is up and you put it there and it will meet its doom and you will hear the crackling sound of fireworks.



Our flies are hard to see because of the wood everywhere they blend in, but thanks for the modus operandi. Great stealth is needed. Meanwhile sick of the ones hovering in the carport, husband bought a pack of those long sticky tapes that you hang. No more flies there now but a very ugly look and beware you don’t walk into one...sticky hair forever.

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  #2645210 1-Feb-2021 12:46
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On sale for $10 at Briscoes at the moment .


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  #2645268 1-Feb-2021 14:05
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Eva888: I got mine from Bunnings $9. Takes 2AA batteries not included. Haven’t managed to zap one fly with it yet despite many efforts but the remnants of a smaller bug are on the racquet so assume it works.

 

Come at flies from the front with the racquet. They jump forward. Move slowly.


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