Air powered bug killers (was Re: transparent society fans take note)

From: James Rogers (
Date: Sun Apr 23 2000 - 21:29:08 MDT

On Sun, 23 Apr 2000, Doug Jones wrote:
> CO2 powered BB pistols (with no BBs) destroy insects as much as six
> inches from the muzzle, and horseflies make great batting practice in
> the mountains of Colorado at 9000 feet because their flight ceiling is
> about 9600 feet on a summer day, and they have to "idle the engines" for
> several minutes before they can lift off.

One can reliably eliminate a large range of insects at ranges of 3 feet or
better using CO2 powered paintball guns (no paint, of course). Anything
less than a foot and you usually don't find much insect. Not that I would

-James Rogers

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