Reward for lost Kraken!
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Try the ultralight, ultracompact stealth version of the fly swatter.
Take a good 1/4" wide rubber band and cut off the curve from one end. Now, with some care, you can pull it back to full length and get close enough to any fly to zap it. The rubber moves fast enough, with so little ai pushing in front of it, that they can't escape unless your aim has been horrid.
If the fly is on a flat surface, you can also sneak up on it with a plain butter knife from above. Apparently the reflection of a fly above them is not perceived as a threat, so you can come within a few inches and then...SMACK!
Just remember that knife doesn't go in the galley drawer.< G >