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    Flies, Wasps and Other ********

    Now that summer is here, do any of you know any good ways of either killing Wasps + Flies out or killing them with little effort?

    I have seen those electric wasp killers on Ebay but they look a bit cheap (Basically a fly swatter with high voltage metal across it so you just need to touch it and off it burns..)

    Another alternative is a lantern with UV that wasps fly into and die, I wasn't sure if they would actually want to fly into it.


    So do any of you have any good ways of killing and keep these ******* out of your home.

    I like to see wasps getting massacred.....
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    use the UV tube works very well in my folks place in France! depending on the size of creature it catches, the more noise it makes! only one minor prob, I don't know if wasps will be attracted to it... erm, second prob is it catches moths

    I don't recommend you do what my dad used to do though, which was use his thumb. (wasps sting faces downwards)

    tried wasp spray? the fly version is amazing, they literally fall out of the air

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    I don't really relish the idea of my dog dying with the spray, I usually use half the can on one wasp.

    I like things which I don't need to be there to kill them, I'd just like to go out every few hours and watch them all die.

    I used a bottle of vimto once which worked well but it isn't working at the moment (a few wasps are out already!!)

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    those things u light and they burn and give of a smell, do the job when im in africa, and the flies are the size of small birds there. and it also doesnt kill them which is good. Just keeps them away.
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    we have hornets where we are. now they HURT. my advice, just try to ignor them until they make a really loud buzzing, then you know you're in trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin4458
    and it also doesnt kill them which is good.

    Thanks for that, I will look into it but I think it would end up to be quite expensive if I leave it on all day.

    Another thing is, killing wasps is good, you should want to massacre as many as you can.

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    actually it isn't as when you kill a wasp it emitts a pheromone that attracts other wasps, it also primes them for attack so really if you kill one you set yourself up for trouble...
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    and leaving it burning all day wont cost u anything, these things are cheap as chips and take years to burn. Its like insense.
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    I've got an electronic tennis bat to zap them with, works pretty much the same as one of those taser type things, and boy does it work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    I've got an electronic tennis bat to zap them with, works pretty much the same as one of those taser type things, and boy does it work
    i had one of those too, it made flies explode! broke after a week tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    I've got an electronic tennis bat to zap them with, works pretty much the same as one of those taser type things, and boy does it work
    i had one of those too, it made flies explode! broke after a week tho (could've been something to do with a younger brother trying to electrocute the fish in the pond tho)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiato storm
    actually it isn't as when you kill a wasp it emitts a pheromone that attracts other wasps, it also primes them for attack so really if you kill one you set yourself up for trouble...

    I think that is why the drowning in vimto works well as they all just pile in.

    Sadly, it isn't working this year yet, perhaps I need to wait until more are out.

    I was trying to kil them now as I was guessing they won't be able to build their nest if I kill them now, and so they can't have more young resulting in me getting stung less?


    Have you heard of those flamethrower type things that kill midges, I'm guessing it would work on wasps too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    I've got an electronic tennis bat to zap them with, works pretty much the same as one of those taser type things, and boy does it work
    Where do you get those from!? Sound like a handy weapon to have around the place.
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    I've just ordered one of these:

    http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page...rod&add=146040


    I'll report back after I've killed a dozen or so flies...
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    newpaper/magazine with a fast swinging motion never fails me.

    want to get a zapper thing though. I have bigger problems with moths than i do with flies. I dont like flies, but i CANT STAND moths they need to all die.

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