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Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby woodchuck » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:57 am

A recent Peruvian friend of mine invited me to his home in Huaral to watch the Super Bowl.
The first thing I noticed was there were an awful lot of flies & after dark a lot of mosquitos.
He told me this is normal as there is a chicken farm next to his property.
I feel a fly/mosquito zapper unit would help his situation, but I have no idea what to suggest.
Does anyone have any experience with these "zappers"; do they really work & what is a fair price to buy?
Thanks in advance for your help.


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Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby windsportinperu » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:54 pm

The names for insects in English and Spanish have been sometimes confusing

Fly = mosca
Mosquito = zancudo (it bites you at night, while you are sleeping. They take your blood)
Fruit fly = mosquito ! (they always fly around the garbage can, it is an small fly)

The problem is with the word "mosquito" because its name are for 2 different species of insects , depending what language you are choosing from

To make it even more complex, some few peruvians use to name to "zancudo" as "mosquito" !, but they are wrong
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Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby 69roadrunner » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:01 pm

windsportinperu wrote:The names for insects in English and Spanish have been sometimes confusing

Fly = mosca
Mosquito = zancudo (it bites you at night, while you are sleeping. They take your blood)
Fruit fly = mosquito ! (they always fly around the garbage can, it is an small fly)

The problem is with the word "mosquito" because its name are for 2 different species of insects , depending what language you are choosing from

To make it even more complex, some few peruvians use to name to "zancudo" as "mosquito" !, but they are wrong


Gee Whiz!! Thar explains a lot. Now can you Google for us how to kill 'em. It is an electrical device that bugs fly into and are electrocuted. I have the same problem as woodchuck.
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Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby windsportinperu » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:17 pm

No need to make a search on google

But you probably need to know the spanish name = "raqueta electrica" . I have one. It is effective with mosquito (english name for zancudo)

I Haven't use one with flies because they are very fast. You would probably be several minutes behind a fly trying to kill it :)

For flies is better a "cinta pegajosa para moscas"
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Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:46 pm

The farmer would be well served to build a bat house.
A bat can eat about 1000 mosquitoes an hour.
A natural predator.
The houses are available online...

https://www.amazon.com/BAT-House-PEST-C ... ouse&psc=1
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Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby woodchuck » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:44 am

Never considered a - bat house.
As the area around the chicken farm is being developed, would the bats cause a problem to the residents?
Thanks to all for the help.
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Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby 69roadrunner » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:08 am

windsportinperu wrote:No need to make a search on google

But you probably need to know the spanish name = "raqueta electrica" . I have one. It is effective with mosquito (english name for zancudo)

I Haven't use one with flies because they are very fast. You would probably be several minutes behind a fly trying to kill it :)

For flies is better a "cinta pegajosa para moscas"


I have found Zappers work quit effectively for killing flies.
The question still remains, where do you get one.
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Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby Alan » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:23 am

Is this what you are looking for?

https://www.sodimac.com.pe/sodimac-pe/p ... scas-2X10W

Snap, crackle and pop.


Bats sound like a good idea, too. It's worth some more research.
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Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:37 am

woodchuck wrote:Never considered a - bat house.
As the area around the chicken farm is being developed, would the bats cause a problem to the residents?
Thanks to all for the help.


Only if they're rabid and less than 1% are.
There are vampire bats in South America that make a small slit in the hide of cattle and lap up the blood that flows from the cut. They only lap up about 2 teaspoons a night, not enough to harm the animal.
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Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby kookukachoo » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:54 am

Bats aren't active in the day time when we are watching a football game. Besides their do do will just draw more flies which are most active in the day times anyway
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Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby windsportinperu » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:05 am

I bought my zapper in Jesus Maria, about 1 year ago

Cannot remember the exact address, but the name of the street is Canterac
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Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby Alpineprince » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:25 am

Another good reason to live in Miraflores, I never see flying bugs where I live!
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Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:38 am

Alpineprince wrote:Another good reason to live in Miraflores, I never see flying bugs where I live!


Probably lots of raquetas electricas where you live.

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