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What is your flyswatter percentage?

Asked by elbanditoroso (28685points) June 29th, 2017

If you use a fly swatter, on average, how many swats does it take for you to achieve a kill?

Do you ever try for doubles?

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PullMyFinger's avatar

The records documenting my kill-ratio with swatters was lost in The Great Fire of 1965.

But my folded-magazine rate has been the envy of every retired jackass in North America since…..I don’t know…....1971….

LuckyGuy's avatar

I have a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for flies and other pests.
I shoot them with size #16 rubber bands.

Like a modern day William Tell I once shot a vitamin pill off my 4 year old son’s head from a meter away.

kritiper's avatar

75% It’s hitting them in midflight that’s hard but sooo satisfying!
The trick to hitting a sitting fly is to aim at a point 2” behind said fly.

ucme's avatar

The housestaff use hand shaped plastic swatters with a long handle & are warned to hit at least a 90% strike rate or face being fired…so far, so good.

Brian1946's avatar

I spray them with rubbing alcohol. It’s a tidy and sanitary way of killing them. My spray percentage is 100.

filmfann's avatar

I worked with Eric, who used his snips (a small wire cutting scissors) to cut bees in half. I got good at it, but he was the master!

Patty_Melt's avatar

I have a battery operated swatter. It looks like a small tennis raquet. Zap zap! I am pretty good, but my daughter is a pro.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I escalated to a vacuum a couple of years ago when I had a moth problem.

PullMyFinger's avatar

Listen…..you all do understand that flies are people too…..

I’m just sayin’.....

Patty_Melt's avatar

No they’re not. They are short lived, germ infested, brainless pests. They do not ever come to the aid of another.
The only uses they have is feeding a variety of critters, and determining time of death by forensics.

johnpowell's avatar

I never kill flies. However, I do try to prevent them.

I kinda enjoy them when it is hot out. You know those back scratchers that are like a little hand?

Four or five flies crawling around on your back is a lot better.

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