Wednesday, June 14, 2006

zap those pests away!


this is called a mosquito zapper ... ever hear of them? they are great!

i bought leo one for the summer ... they take two, double A batteries and you zap the annoying pests into oblivion ... what is cool about this gadget, is that you just swing in the general area and the "zap" noise will let you know that you found your target!

just be careful not to hit someone (or yourself!) with it ... last year i kinda got a racket mark on my arm when i accidentally on purpose swatted myself with one at work! oops! and owie too!

this year i thought leo needed one ... but so far the mosquito population has stayed very very scarce! do you think they heard about the zapper i bought? *grin*



14 comments:

Jammie J. said...

I want to get one of those and take it to Texas the next time I go in the summer. I'll come home with a full racket of them, I'd be willing to bet. Where do you buy those things?

Saija said...

jeanette ... any dollar store, maybe walmart too? the bigger the racket, the more they cost, usually around the $5-10 range ... very inexpensive, but a great way to get any flying pest! i'm an infomercial this post!

Mrs. Diamond said...

we have one of those. i use it if a wasp gets in the house. i'm terrified of wasps but this is great cuz it zonks them out. Also works great to show to Scamp and holler Shaduup.

Ginger said...

Oh, those are very cool! That's a good reminder for me to go get one. Husband keeps his at his office.

Have a great day, Saija!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

I have never seen these things before!! Hm. But they do make sense!! Looks like a good idea to me too. When they come up with a way to get rid of sand gnats here in Georgia I am all for it. We have them so bad. They are very tiny and bite like they are monsters! UGH!!
Have a great day!!!!

Fred said...

What a cool contraption! Since we have our share of the litle buggers, I'm going to have to find them down here.

Maggie Ann said...

I've never!! Well, what a great contraption. It just may make outdoor stargazing possible. Oh boy...Walmart here I come..again..grin. **hugs&happy day wishs**

Michael said...

I love it!

I'll need to check it out.


Take Care
Michael

Jammie J. said...

must go look for one. must.

Saija said...

mrsd ... i think they are a must have here in MB! :o) ... i had one at work last year ... i use it for wasps too ...

ginger ... well here we are all ready to swat mosquitoes and we don't have much! i have used it on spiders too - :o)

flip/flop ... we have sand flies and black flies here, which are probably similar to your gnats - owie when they bit4! ...

fred ... it's cool 'cause it is actually fun - we WAIT for mosquitoes which haven't materialized ... :o( ... funnee, eh - we want them around now!

maggie ann ... let me know if you find one ... star-gazing? sounds like a romantic passtime ... :o)

michael ... seems like i've hit on a new gadget for my blog bugs - plus they are cheap!

jeanette ... let me know if you find one ... seems like blog buds from all corners will be hitting their dollar stores!

Rita said...

Ok, now I'll be on the lookout for one of these "mosquito zappers". The inventor of this is, no doubt, going to be a "kazillionaire"!!!

Saija said...

rita ... a kazillionaire who has no mosquitoes at all around him!

Lorna said...

think this would work in Finland? if it did you'd be the zillionnaire!

Saija said...

lorna ... eija said you've had them there for awhile ... so go out and get one! i think finland should have more screen windows - they are great!