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I purchased a new bug zapper from Wal-Mart last Spring. Just to let you know, these things aren’t that easy to find. For some reason, Home Depot and Lowes don’t sell them. Whatever. The reason that I bought one is because the gnats out where I live are terrible.
Laura and I went for a walk two nights ago and were followed the entire way by them. I have made it my goal to reduce their population.
When I hung the bug zapper last year (and even this year), I did so about 8 feet from the ground. I thought this was a good place. When I turned it on, I didn’t hear much zapping. You know the sound…ZZZAAAAPPPPPP!!! I guess I just figured it worked a different way than all of the other ones I have seen.
Well, last night, I screwed a hanger to the side of our porch floor joist. The bug zapper now hangs about 2 feet off the ground. I turned it on and within 2 minutes, ZAP ZAP ZAP…about 3 per second. I was amazed.
So, the moral of the story; Hang your bug zapper closer to the ground, no matter what anyone tells you.