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Old 10-01-2007, 09:26 AM   #21
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Ok, not to politicize this thread but I think I'm hearing:
Glue some lucky charms cereal to a strip of duct tape, expose it to radioactive material. Invite a neocon, and a liberal to a Chinese dinner and watch the flys die of boredom while they fight like cats and dogs.

Zat bout rite.

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Old 10-01-2007, 11:18 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Eyerishgold View Post
I like to sit around my house with a pair of chopsticks and an elderly Japanese man who teaches me Karate. It worked in The Karate Kid.

Daniel Larusso: Hey, wouldn't a flyswatter be quicker?
Miyagi: Man who catch fly with chopsticks accomplish anything.
Toshiro Mifune did this is one of the origianl samurai movies. I tried ot for a while but had to give up due to lack of success.


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Old 10-01-2007, 11:44 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by hogtied View Post
Harbor Freight sells an inexpensive electronic swatter that fries the fly as you swing at it in the air. Of course you have to hit it. Swatter looks like a tennis racket.

These are excellent and cheap ($2.99 on sale). They use 2 D batteries. You don't squash the insects, just push the button and make contact with the pest - ZAP! Also great (cheap) entertainment for kids. They like zapping mosquitoes and gnats. Makes a nice snap and spark.
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:16 PM   #24
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What does a fried fly taste like? Anyone brave enough to try one?
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:42 PM   #25
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I use the vacuum cleaner hose attachment on wasps all the time.

I've also found flyswatters very effective against spiders, roaches, and cave crickets.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:37 AM   #26
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Oh my gosh! When I read this post I thought I wouldn't say how I caught them, myself, until I read MickeyD's post. I, too, can catch them mid-air. TOTALLY grosses my son out to watch his mother kill flies and other bugs that way. What the heck? I wash my hands thoroughly afterward. I take it as a testament that I still have quick eye to hand skills...that will go soon, probably.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:01 AM   #27
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My husband is the fly-catcher as well - "Honey, there's a fly" - he catches and releases outside - amazing hand-eye coordination to watch.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:03 AM   #28
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Deserat, that makes me laugh, my husband can't catch them in mid-air, but any bug he does capture in a cup or paper is released outside. It is like living with Gandhi!

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