Insect killers

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by robertpstubbs, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Member

    I'm fed up with the flies hanging round the cat food and am looking at indoor (and maybe outdoor) solutions.

    I was led to understand that electric insect killers are unhygienic (and you rarely see them now). Is this true? Are there good ones?

    Or does anybody know where I can get a good fly swat?
     
  2. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    I had one of the "tennis racket" fly swatters - push button, charges the "strings" to a few kV in a second or two, then swat away. It was extremely effective.
     
  3. Bazza

    Bazza Well-Known Member

    Or get rid of the cat

    Simples!
     
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  4. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    Cats kill 50,000,000 birds and mammals each year in this country
     
  5. Bazza

    Bazza Well-Known Member

    But not enough flies, apparently!
     
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  6. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Member

    The cats eat the flies if I kill them for them.
     
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  7. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Member

    Not sure your stats are right. My 2 cats kill at least 1,000 mice per year. Extrapolating, that would mean there are only 100,000 cats in this country.
     
  8. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    Only quoting Chris Packham springwatch
     
  9. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    1000 mice a year and your worried about flies
     
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  10. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Member

    Imagine how many mice there would be if it wasn't for cats. I think the neighbours should contribute to the cost of the upkeep of my rodent control executives.
     
  11. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    You should do a deal with them and get the all to catch flies for you
     
  12. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Member

    And my cats fertilise their gardens.
     
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  13. facilities

    facilities Guest

    7521A31E-0BE9-4593-9E93-E4F751A94C34.jpeg I can thoroughly recommend this type they are very light and about 18” long, you do have to wait for the fly to land but when it does I have 100% hit rate, think because of the lightness and holes they do not feel it coming
     
  14. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Member

    Where do you get it?
     
  15. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Well-Known Member

    fly paper :p:D
     
  16. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Member

    Useless in my experience.
     
  17. facilities

    facilities Guest


    My daughter gave me this one, but if you google fly swat there are a lot of these out there
     
  18. Lectrician

    Lectrician Screwfix Select

    The fly killers supplied by pest control these days are the same ultraviolet tubes, but rather than HV killer wire, they have sticky blue paper to catch the flies. The paper is on a roll, and a timer rolls the paper from the source drum to the soiled drum over time (not sure of the interval).
     
  19. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    Great fun at party's after a few sherbuts as well.
     
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  20. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

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