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Bug Problem - Help?!?! #212661
01/12/06 02:15 PM
01/12/06 02:15 PM
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San Pedro, AC
Caye Connect Offline OP
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Hey folks,

We're having a bug problem at our house. After a few hours of research, we think they are probably "blister beetles". They don't bite or get into our food, but if they are smashed against the skin, they do leave a blister (hence the name). Please see the link for a picture to get an idea of what they look like:

http://cayeconnect.com/blister/blister.JPG

They are dormant during the day, and actively attracted to the lights in our apartment by night. We have used bug killing spray on them and it works, but then another 100-200 of them come back the next night. We are looking to permanently remove them. Please post any ideas you may have...

Thanks

Re: Bug Problem - Help?!?! #212662
01/12/06 02:58 PM
01/12/06 02:58 PM
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Mine Hill NJ
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Ever try a electrical bug zapper?

Re: Bug Problem - Help?!?! #212663
01/12/06 03:02 PM
01/12/06 03:02 PM
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San Pedro, AC
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I think I am about to, where can I get one???

Re: Bug Problem - Help?!?! #212664
01/12/06 03:14 PM
01/12/06 03:14 PM
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ewww yuck!

Immer at Riverwalk Nursery does house bug spraying tel: 226.4188

Re: Bug Problem - Help?!?! #212665
01/12/06 04:28 PM
01/12/06 04:28 PM
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Mine Hill NJ
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We have good results with ours. Ours has a fan on the bottom which blows the dead critters into a bag and we change it often. We brought it in from the states with us. Dave

Re: Bug Problem - Help?!?! #212666
01/13/06 08:07 AM
01/13/06 08:07 AM
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Posts: 477
San Pedro, AC
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What is the power consumption of a bug zapper? Seems like they may take a lot of juice...

Re: Bug Problem - Help?!?! #212667
01/13/06 10:25 AM
01/13/06 10:25 AM
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Mine Hill NJ
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It depends on the type you buy, the cheaper units use a small florescent light and low voltage zapper. Pretty cheap to operate but more service required to clean up after. Ours is a mid range unit and our bill went up 10 BZE per month and we set it up with a photosensor to turn on and off automatically.


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