2006 - Volume #30, Issue #5, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Fly Vac Catches Hard-To-Swat Flies
He has a working prototype and says his sanitary, easy-to-use device stuns flies and then sucks them right out of the air.
Several mothballs are located inside the Fly Vac to create fumes, and a plastic tube just above the vacuum nozzle sprays the fly with these vapors.
"You just hold the Fly Vac nozzle six to eight inches away from the fly, and it very quickly becomes sluggish. Then you can place the vacuum nozzle up close and suck it up," Septor says.
The Fly Vac is designed with a funnel-shaped nozzle so that once the flies are in the canister, they're unable to escape. After two or three minutes, the strong moth ball vapor inside the device kills the captured flies.
Dead insects are held by a mesh basket that can be pulled out of the canister and emptied without any contact between the user and the flies, he says.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Don Septer, 18158 Bracken Circle, Port Charlotte, Fla. 33948 (ph 941 743-7650; email@example.com; www.inventionconnection.com/booths/booth412).
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