It’s high summer here in the backwoods and that means Insects or bugs, whatever you want to call ’em, are busy multiplying like crazy and generally making life miserable for anybody that happens to be unfortunate enough to live in an area where there’s a lot of them.
I particularly dislike the way they seem to be attracted to light. Any time I turn on my carport light and go outside at night I get to walk into a cloud of every type of bug imaginable. Combine that with the fact that in the last couple of weeks there’s been a lot of rain and you get to add a fresh batch of mosquitoes to the cloud on top of every moth this side of the Atlantic.
It’s the kind of problem that ensures the sale of every kind of anti-bug technology known to man from the simple fly swatter to citronella candles, fly paper, insecticides and so on.
The thing about all those different ways of dealing with insects is that they’ve all got problems. For example when was the last time you tried to actually hit something with a fly swatter? Oh you might get something once in a while but in my experience, 90% of the time the fly swatter doesn’t do more than move the air around a bit.
Citronella candles? No thanks, can’t stand the smell of ’em, plus you have to babysit the things and start new one’s when they go out. Insecticides? No thanks. Not even remotely interested in adding God knows what toxins to my home and yard. Fly paper? Have you ever tried to USE fly paper? It’s got to be the stickiest mess ever. No thanks!
So far the one means of controlling the bug population that I like the best is things like this Solar Pest Killer Bug Zapper. There’s several reasons why I like this kind of solution.
1, No toxins needed and therefore no risk of somebody being affected by ’em for any reason.
2, Not nearly as much babysitting or tending is needed.
3, This one is solar powered. The batteries charge during the day and then it’s ready for up to six hours of bug-zapping
4, Finally, say what you like but it’s actually kinda entertaining on an otherwise boring evening to sit back and watch as mosquitoes and other bugs are attracted to it’s UV light and get zapped with a thousand volts of pest control.
(I can just picture a little mosquito version of Gollum telling the others “Don’t follow the lights.”)
Hrm.. guess I’ve got another thing to add to my Christmas list. *cackles insanely*
[tags]insects, mosquitoes, bug zapper, pest control, gollum[/tags]