My local Walmart carries the Bug Zappers. I use them outside during the
summer because of the mosquitos. I've never used them inside but I dont
see why they wouldn't work. Good luck.
On 1/17/07, Kate wrote:
> Hmmmm...Thanks Dave!
> 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!
> Thanks again!
> 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------