What kind of zappers are available for indoor use? I got one from
walmart last year and it had a fan in it that sucks the mosquitoes down
and does not let them out. It was rediculously noisy and could not be
used in a house.
So I want one without any fan. I've seen commercial ones for use in
shops and the like, but they cost $300+.
sorry, you forgot to mention your location in NJ in your OP try this
Sunbeam has a unit that is rated for indoor use.
For something thats works and is fun for the whole family 3 and up try
The Amazing Handheld Bug Zapper. Get one for everyone. Its fun to hear
bugs Pop and light up. It even takes down horse flys and bees. But they
are cheap and cheaply made and last about 6 months, so stock up now.
Keep one in every room.
No Zapper is quiet since extremely high voltage is arching through the
bug melting it.
I thought I saw some recent research wherein the zapper type machines were
found to be almost completely ineffective
in reducing mosquitos. I believe the theory was that mosquitos are not
attracted to a light source like many other bugs.
Rather, the mosquitos are attracted to carbon dioxide, which is the idea of
the units with the propane tanks.
Here in skeeter heaven-Gulf Coast- where we have spent many bux on research
and have full time mosquito control departments, it is felt that these
devices do NOT reduce mosquito counts.Mosquitoes are initially attracted at
distance by light but when closing to strike are attracted by warmth and
CO2.Bug zappers kill moths,flies and other pure light seekers.The ONLY
effective skeeter killers which slightly reduce outdoor counts are the
propane tank types which I doubt are good for indoors.
Purple martins also do not decrease skeeter counts.
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