Originally Posted by wmah
. . . . . And then to combat them up flying in the bus I use an electric fly swatter which also works good against bees that happen to find there way in. The electric swatter kills the bugs but will often just knock the bee silly. To kill the bee you may have to hit it a few times.
Really, the electric zappers work! They look like a smaller tennis racket with thin metal bars across the business end instead of strings. You don't have to smash the offenders, just get them to touch across two adjacent bars while you hold the two buttons that activate high voltage from a mini-inverter in the handle. It is very satisfying to watch them spark and sizzle if they have been badly annoying you. The gadgets only cost about $15.
And the armies of mosquitoes in the northeast mountains aren't bad, once you live through the swarms of black flies earlier in the season. A few years back I was working on shingling the roof of a garage, and the black flies nearly blotted out the sunset. I swear they could carry away a cow if they decided to!