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Bug Zappers ?anyone?


Now that we live in civilization we are constantly bombarded with insects.  First the crazy ants/argentine ants/tiny black ants or whatever, spider webs everywhere both inside and outside and now candle bugs and I mean millions of those tiny swarming ^%@^#@^.  In the morning if I turn on the patio light and walk outside to feed the cat, I have to hold my breath or digest a coulpe hundred.  The spider webs on the patio umbrella catches some of them but really doesn't make a dent in the population.

Now, my question is this:  I have seen people that used to use the bug zappers on their patio to kill skeeters.  Have any of Y'all have any experience with them or any ideas as to what to do about these candle bugs?

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Here are some pics of just what the spiders caught last night.
If I don't hold my breath, I'll swallow this many feeding the cat biggrin



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We have one of those bug zappers,, works great ,, especally on skeeters,  ya hear a ZAPPPPPPPPPP !!! everytime one gets zapped, a blue light attracts them then when they get close a electrical charge electrocutes  them,,,,,, and they never learn,, dumb azz's biggrin  We have some big spiders that get as big as a 50c piece  ( remember those) with a web that looks like a bug fishin net,,,,



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Are those mosquittos in the web?.....We had hardly any here this year, lots of ants though...it was real dry this year, I think thats why

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those aren't skeeters but what we call "candle bugs"
at least I think that's what they are????
they really congregate around a light at night but these
were swarming everywhere during the day yesterday

didn't see any this morning so maybe it was a migratory thing??

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My next door neighbor has a propane powered 'zapper' that will work very well - except he's too frickin' lazy to refill the bottle(it's buried in the brush behind his back yard now). To say it catches 'zillions' of mostly skeeters is not being over generous - it works. We just use a 'blue light special' version and that does real well too.



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Thanks Gents, I think I'll get me one for the shop area especially 'cause them little boogers sure like to hide where I like to work some mornings and it's protected for them also.

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I googled Home Depot and found a solar powered unit.
I'm not looking forward to running an extension cord outside
to power one but I don't know if the solar powered unit would
be like bear hunting with a switch or not ?any ideas? fellers?
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203021989/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=bug+zappers&storeId=10051#.UHGLI67xrBM



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I imagine it doesnt take much power to zap a bug, should work fine, I would think

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