Bug Zapper that zaps moths mosquitoes and more by Kapas UL Listed Feed Birds


okay so today we’re talking about a bug
zapper these things are super popular especially with the warm weather coming
this one’s by kapas it is rated for commercial use indoor or outdoor and it
is U L rated and they show the different bugs that it’s supposed to
kill and that’s something then I’m going to talk about in this review we’re gonna
zap some bugs and look at them afterwards
UVA bulbs attract insects we know that if you’re around the light outdoors
especially in the summer porch light something like that they are everywhere
UVA bulbs attract insects to cylinders they misspelled cylinder they’re hmm
this one comes with its own hanging bracket it’s a nice heavy-duty metal
bracket that you can mount on a post or something and I did not use that but I’m
showing it to you and here it is the Kapas is ul listed bug zapper this comes with
a nice long six foot cord my other one by flow tron has a little
short pigtail cord on it and i got this because my flowtron bulb died for the
third time so I’m looking for something else this thing’s heavy built and I like
this kind of gnarling here built into the top nice thick plastic on this
housing and it’s cylinder shaped the flowtron that I have is shaped like a
square and the bottom piece comes off here this is one part of it I wish they
had changed I’d like to leave that bottom open so the bugs fall through and
of course they’re screws on the top if you ever have to replace this housing
this thing is 14 inches tall so it’s good size and it does have a good weight
to it it’s about 10 inches in diameter also so if you’re worried about the
space and this is that heavy-duty bracket here nice heavy metal material
comes with the screws so you can put that in again I did not use it but I
just wanted to show it to you now we’re gonna take this bottom plate off you
know you can’t leave this bottom plate off because this plastic piece activates
that switch which is on the right there at the three o’clock position that
silver metal piece there ran in through the u-shape you push and it clicks a
switch it turns it on and off so if you put it on backwards
it’s not going to come on there’s a little piece of plastic that sticks in
there and I’m just showing you the screws that hold it in place there’s
only two of them and there’s a hole in the middle there so you can anchor this
so if you needed to do that and inside there’s another plastic insert with two
screws Phillips heads I highly recommend you get one of these canned air dusters
because you’re gonna be able to blow out the bugs with it super handy and then
here’s the plug for your light bulb it has a foam pad on one side and of course
we’re looking at the bottom here again I wish they made this so that I could
leave it open but you just can’t I like the bugs to fall out I don’t want to
catch them in that little bin when you look at the light bulb it seems broken
it’s kind of flimsy and it moves a lot here in the housing but that turns out
is normal and the bulb works just fine and it has a threaded screw in ceramic
receiver right there just screw it to the right and tighten it right up and
then put the plastic pieces back in they give you this little brush for sweeping
out the bugs I don’t want that I’m using air here it is outside hanging on my
clothesline and it is a little cool today when we’re testing it so it’s in
the 60s the warmer the day those hot summer nights for example you’re gonna
get a lot of bugs and I’m gonna show you how this holds up in wind and rain as
well there it is it does not hum it’s nice and quiet the light of course is
going to attract the bugs some of the other bug zappers offer different lures
for insects lures for mosquitoes highly controversial whether or not they
attract mosquitoes we’re going to test that out and here it is at night and the
bugs are coming to it again if it was really warm there would be more bugs and
I’m gonna test this over a period of days of course and we’re gonna show you
the results what kind of bugs does it zap that’s the big question here and
here they are there’s a lot of mayflies in there some other kind of flying mosquitoe type bugs there aren’t too many moths in this collection group I did get
moths several days later we’re gonna go over that and look at this thing it is
jam-packed with bugs so it’s working it is zapping them I
think it out my little air duster there and I cleared it for another wave of
bugs here and again when you use the air duster it just blows them right out of
it you don’t have to pull that bottom plate off each time but there is a huge
cluster the more bugs that build up the less powerful the zapper is going to be
because they’re all drawing on that electricity you notice these are alternating bars they have to contact both bars to make it electrocute them and
what happens to them after you zap em do you just throw them away nope watch at
the end of the video and I’ll show you what you do what do you feed dead bugs
to you feed them to Birds of course and here we go wow it really loaded right up
so but you notice there aren’t too many moths here the may flies and so on we’re gonna
get a bunch of moths in the next round that’s for sure and for those of you who
are enjoying sitting outside and you just want to hear your bug zapper zap
bugs this is great for that I think it’s gonna last a long time it
does not draw much power I think it’s pulling about 40 watts and
that’s it keeps fingers out oh the other thing is large moths came up to it they
can’t get in so if your worried about your Cecropia or Luna moths and
things like that Luna moths then they don’t get in they can’t be injured so
that has a nice protective guard there’s plenty of distance between the outer
shell and the inner active electric bars there and of course the light bulb
itself does nothing but attract and it does not do any zapping itself it’s that
metal grid in the cylinder not allowing it there and there’s a plastic spacer
that they are passed through so you don’t worry about these things touching
and shorting out this is ul listed underwriters laboratories if you’re
buying anything electric electronic or whatever you want it to have a ul rating
here we are high winds let’s see how it holds up it
just hangs there so that cylinder shape is a big benefit it is physically pretty
heavy so it doesn’t swing around a lot and how about the rain yeah that housing
cover over the top there keeps the rain from going in and interacting with the
electric grid there I did set it out and turn it on in the rain just to see if we
could get any zapping if there would be any shorting and there isn’t so this
thing is definitely pretty good for being out in the open and even without
being under an over hang of a building for example and
I’m impressed with it I have to say let’s get inside and see what kind of
bugs we got oh look at that I’m a beekeeper so it did not hurt my feelings
at all to see that the moth here is a wax moth
these are wax moths they lay their eggs on my beehives and then of course a
little wax worms get in there and they eat the wax comb and look at that thing
right there that is a caterpillar moth so the tent caterpillars if you’ve ever
seen those on your trees so when I look at this pile of bugs and we see all the
different moth species that were caught we found potato tuber Moths clothes Moths
meal moths milkweed Tiger Moths were in there and sod web worm Moths so I have to
tell you I’m not too unhappy with the moth collection here every moth that I found
inside this zapper is definitely doing damage to plants and now my chickens
catch moths and eat them if they’re down in the grass but look at all these bugs
and there were some mosquitoes in there I wouldn’t consider this a huge front
liner for zapping mosquitoes there were only handful of mosquitoes and what
drew them to the light is anyone’s guess but it definitely killed some and what I
really am happy with is the fact that it does take out these wax moths of course
a healthy bee hive isn’t going to be taken over with wax worms anyway but the
good news is it didn’t zap anything that I personally consider beneficial if you
see a bug in that collection laying on this table and you identified that as a
hugely beneficial bug you’ve got some information about them go ahead and
write it down in the comment section below the video be interested in knowing
that look at this white moth this is a yellow woolly bear moth so of course
that thing Woolly bear caterpillars which go on the garden and of course
attacked some plants here’s my cleanup crew I’m gonna feed these dead bugs to
the chickens and in fact if it had an open bottom where I would be hanging it
I would just love to put this out and leave the bottom open and the
chickens when they get out of the coop every day would just run out there and
start eating these bugs and they clean them right up they go after the moths
first no big surprise there but they eat them all everything from the little
mayflies right down to the mosquitoes that we got great animal protein that
ones and him there is getting herself a moth and the moths that I found inside
of it every one of them was a species of moth that does a lot of damage potato
tuber moths are you kidding the clothes moths my wife was not at all happy when
I dumped that on our dining room table and I hope you enjoyed this thanks for
watching there’s links in the video description if you’re interested in the
zapper or the can of air let me know if you have any questions at all thanks for
watching

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