Efficient Fly Swatters

Efficient Fly Swatters

Beth Zeigler
Aug 18, 2008

081808bug-01.jpgAugust and September are notorious for packing the most heat in the Los Angeles area. And with extra heat comes the unwelcome appearance of house flies. Luckily, we have a friend that shared with us his arsenal of fly swatting tools to get the job done efficiently.

Our friend has tried everything to get rid of flies. He owns Tarmoset's Leather Fly Swatter, which is a fancier version of the no frills plastic swatter. He has also tried using plants and other deterrents to keep winged pests at bay. But lately he has explored other, less conventional methods of extermination.

The first tool that promises to get rid of our unwanted guests is called the "Fly Shooter." The website claims, "These are so much fun to use you might let flies into your house on purpose." We don't know if that's true but we love the idea that this fly swatter doesn't look like your typical fly swatting instrument. We got our friend to show us how it works. Basically the "Fly Shooter" uses a spring loaded trigger that works like a dart. Just aim and shoot and down goes the fly.

Second on the list is the Electric Fly Swatter. With the design in the shape of a tennis raquet, flies that land on the electric grid can be zapped instantly with the press of a button. The website claims it is safe for indoor use and uses a low electric current that will leave both humans and pets unharmed. It's biggest advantage is no messy smudge to clean up afterwards!

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