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Have you heard of this great solution for in house mosquitoes?

Asked by Aster (15341 points ) March 6th, 2014

My father bought a bug zapper but not those huge ones used outdoors. He found a small one; I’d say 14” tall. It has a loop on top (the whole thing is black plastic except for the bulb inside) and he hung it up on a floor lamp. Every minute you’d hear ZAP as a mosquito would go towards the light. If you have just one flying around your ear in your bedroom when you’re trying to sleep, simply plug one into a wall outlet and in less than 10 minutes it’s gone. Ever heard of that?

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ragingloli's avatar

Nope, I use spiders.

syz's avatar

“It is only when a mosquito lands on your testicles that you realize there is always a way to solve problems without violence.”

ibstubro's avatar

TV lamps used to serve much the same purpose when I was a kid. Not only did they prevent us from going blind watching TV in the dark, but they regularly filled with fried bugs.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

I’ve considered trying the handheld version, which resembles a badmitten raquet. I believe they are called battery operated flyswatters.

Stinley's avatar

I have had a small zapper that was possibly one step up from that one you’ve described. It has an UV light and zapper. It did seem to work – there were plenty of dead bugs at the bottom of it. I wouldn’t put it on at night as the light would disturb me. My husband wasn’t convinced it worked so he kept turning it off so I kind of stopped using it. I will try it this summer and report back :-P

Aster's avatar

We put ours in the master bath with the door mostly closed. In that way, the light doesn’t bother us much. But , then, we only have a few mosquitoes here so in the middle of the night I unplug it. I do not have the alertness, the vision or the marksmanship to be scanning a room floor to ceiling for mosquitoes at 2am but if it works for younger people I say go for it.

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