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Post by skooch » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 2:51 pm

Hi all, does anyone know where I can get a bug zapper in Singapore. I am looking for the ones that are shaped like a tennis racket and the 'strings' are electrified wire. Seems to be so many more mosquitos around at the moment.

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Re: Bug Zapper

Post by nakatago » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 2:54 pm

skooch wrote:Hi all, does anyone know where I can get a bug zapper in Singapore. I am looking for the ones that are shaped like a tennis racket and the 'strings' are electrified wire. Seems to be so many more mosquitos around at the moment.
Try the local provision store. They can also be found in sundry stores. Failing that, roam around the Rochor/Bugis area (the non-touristy spots).

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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 3:16 pm

They're illegal in Singapore I believe.

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Post by Max Headroom » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 3:25 pm

Let your cicaks do the work for you. Sure, they may leave a wee turd now and again for you to remember them by, but nothing zaps mozzies more effectively than a cicak tag-team.

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 3:37 pm

Cicak being Malay for gecko.

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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 3:48 pm

Max Headroom wrote:Let your cicaks do the work for you. Sure, they may leave a wee turd now and again for you to remember them by, but nothing zaps mozzies more effectively than a cicak tag-team.
+1

And if you're overwhelmed by Cicaks do what this guy did.


https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 8322_n.jpg

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Post by x9200 » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 3:50 pm

I have never seen a tennis racket shaped in Singapore but there are plenty passive (with a lamp) and active (with a lamp + fan) available. Any DIY store carry them.

Edited to add: there seem available on-line (in SIngapore). Use google.
E.g. http://www.ultimateselfcare.com/en/for- ... hape-.html

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 4:23 pm

PNGMK wrote: this guy
Named: 'Wee Beng'

:lol:

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Post by bgd » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 4:32 pm

PNGMK wrote:They're illegal in Singapore I believe.
Oh! I have one. Bought in Sg. Probably from one of the hawker markets. Can't remember now. Very satisfying watching mozzies going up in smoke.

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Post by skooch » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 4:34 pm

Do the passive ones work ? Not as satisfying as the racket though !

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Post by x9200 » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 4:47 pm

They do. I mean you find some dead bugs after some time in the container.

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Post by the lynx » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 4:50 pm

There are two types. The bursting-dirty-insects-into-millions-of-microscopic-debris-floating-around-the-air electrocuting type and the ooh-the-UV-light-is-so-pretty-I-need-to-fly-nearer-and-attach-myself-to-glue-board-behind sticky type.

I personally would not recommend the electrocuting type, especially in personal space and near food.

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 5:24 pm

the lynx wrote:There are two types. The bursting-dirty-insects-into-millions-of-microscopic-debris-floating-around-the-air electrocuting type and the ooh-the-UV-light-is-so-pretty-I-need-to-fly-nearer-and-attach-myself-to-glue-board-behind sticky type..
Lovely description ;) ;)

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 5:26 pm

Yah, very creative, made me lol too :lol:

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 7:46 pm

x9200 wrote:Edited to add: there seem available on-line (in SIngapore). Use google.
E.g. http://www.ultimateselfcare.com/en/for- ... hape-.html
Reminds me of "Magical Girl" anime...

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