Solar Insect Zapper: Using the Sun to Zap Bugs

Solar Insect Zapper: Using the Sun to Zap Bugs

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Cambria Bold
Jun 5, 2009

Spending time in your backyard or on your patio is great... until the mosquitoes come out. Even with Citronella candles and bug spray, it can feel like a losing battle. So we're intrigued by these Solar Insect Zappers. They charge themselves all day and then turn on at dusk, at which point the UV light purportedly lures and then zaps mosquitoes and other insects with a 300-volt electric charge...

They apparently take 8 hours to charge and last for eight hours. You can even switch them from zappers to ambient light. A set of four is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $99.95.

Has anyone ever used these? How do they work? Let us know!

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