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Laser Bug Tracker/Zapper

BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior MemberPosts: 4,484 Senior Member
I want one. Check the video at the bottom. I wonder if it could be reprogrammed to zap liberals?

http://www.electronicproducts.com/Lighting/Research/Bug_zapper_tracks_and_kills_bugs_using_infrared_and_laser_beams.aspx
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  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,204 Senior Member
    I thought, and it may not be true, but bug zapper lights fell out of favor as vaoprized bugs cause cancer?
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,125 Senior Member
    Tugar wrote: »
    I thought, and it may not be true, but bug zapper lights fell out of favor as vaoprized bugs cause cancer?

    They fell out of favor because they kill more bugs that eat mosquito's than mosquito's........... http://insects.about.com/od/StingingBitingInsects/a/Do-Bug-Zappers-Kill-Mosquitoes.htm
    Notre Dame researchers conducted a similar study in 1982, with similar results[2]. They tallied the kills from bug zappers in backyards in South Bend, Indiana, where mosquito populations were moderate to high. In an average night, a single bug zapper killed 3,212 insects, but only 3.3% of the dead insects were female mosquitoes. So almost 97% of the insects killed in these backyards were not biting mosquitoes. In addition, these researchers found that people in backyards with bug zappers were consistently more attractive to mosquitoes. The UV light seemed to draw more mosquitoes to those backyards, where the mosquitoes would then follow the carbon dioxide trail to their victims. The Notre Dame scientists noted that even when a bug zapper was kept on for 11 days, it failed to reduce the number of biting mosquitoes in the homeowner's backyard.

    In 1996, researchers at the University of Delaware tallied an entire summer's worth of dead bugs from bug zappers in their study[3]. Of a total of 13,789 insects killed in the bug zappers, a paltry 0.22% of them were biting mosquitoes or gnats. Just 31 insects out of almost 14,000! This study took the research a step further, and reported the incidence of beneficial insects killed. Almost half of the dead insects (6,670, or 48.4%) were harmless, aquatic insects, important food for fish and other stream inhabitants. A significant number of beneficial predators and parasitic insects were also killed in the bug zappers (1,868, or 13.5%). These insects help control pest insect populations, meaning bug zappers could actually make pest problems worse.

    Scientists at the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach, FL, also examined the effectiveness of bug zappers in 1997[4]. A single bug zapper in their study killed 10,000 insects in one night, but just 8 of the dead bugs were mosquitoes.
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