06-06-2005, 11:28 AM
I was in BJ's yesterday and found a Sunbeam bug zapper. It comes with a pair of personal mosquito repellers. I bought two of the kits. I had to supply batteries for the mosquito repellers, but that was the only surprise. The zappers zap very well, and the repellers, which use a high-pitched (probably ultrasonic) tone to do their repelling, seemed to work very well indeed. My wife and I sat out on the back porch in the mosquito-friendly weather, and only saw one (and it bit me as soon as I sat down, so I think it was before the repeller had an effect). Anyhow, it seems like I got a good value there.Last year I bought an obscenely high-priced gadget that runs on propane and supposedly attracts and kills winged insects of all kinds. It did everything as advertised, but I had so much trouble with the propane tanks that it's sittin in my garage waiting for me to negotiate with Lowe's on the propane tank issues.