I will most certainly check it out this weekend. If it works, I will
be forever grateful! :) There's only so much cleaning of the cages a
person can do before they start to go crazy!! lol lol
It's off to the hardware stores for me!
On 1/17/07, Dave wrote:
> There's an item that's made by different companies, comes in
> different strengths and can be used both indoors and outdoors (
> larger models are used outdoors). The item is used for regular
> flies, fruit flies, mosquitos and moths and many other flying
> This item can be purchased at garden shops, large dept stores such
> as Home Depot or Lowes which have garden sections. It's known as a
> Bug Stinger or Bug Zapper depending upon the company.
> I'll give you a rough description but it's best that you actually
> see the item. First off, you would need the small size which is
> used indoors and has a special type 7 watt flourscent bulb. This
> item is shaped differently depending on which company makes it.
> It's a hard plastic square or rectangular or cone shaped frame
> that has slots in it and has an electic wire grid inside of it.
> The grid surrounds the bulb. The light attracts the flies. It
> flies through the outer frame to land on the bulb. It must get
> through the grid and when it tries to, it touches the grid and the
> bug is then electricuted.
> The item is bird safe because the bird can't get into the frame.
> When the larger ones are used outdoors, the small wild birds hang
> around so that they can eat any of the dead bugs that drop to the
> ground. When the item zaps moths, frogs come around to eat the
> dead bugs. I have 3 of these items, all in different sizes and
> it's been extremely successful in keeping all types of flying bugs
> But as I said, it's best to go and look at the item in the store.
> A small zapper will cost between $13 to $15.
> You would simply have to place the zapper in an area opposite to
> the birds that will draw the flies to it, indoors or outdoors------