Nik

"Nik"
 
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STV Flea Killer STV020 by STV
5.0 out of 5 stars Incoming !!, 12 Sep 2014
A small, 7 Watt SBC 250Volt lamp draws in the little blood-suckers to die on the sticky pad. I doubt that a unit will clear an infestation, but it should catch enough to tell you if your pets' fleas are 'roaming' or a crowd.

Couple of gotchas:
You will be lucky to find this unit's lamp locally. DO NOT fit a higher wattage; melting the plastic trap is the least grim outcome...

The instructions should have one large, legible diagram rather than a dozen or so illegible thumbnails, one per language. Bonus if the instructions' print was legible, of course...

Just remember that the trap base is wider than the lid, so that's the way those 'S-shaped' struts… Read more
Flea Killer Refill Discs - 3 Pack - Stv021 by STV
A 7 Watt, SBC 250 Volt lamp draws in the blood-suckers to die on these sticky pads. I doubt they'll clear an infestation on their own, but should catch enough to determine if the occasional flea seen on your pets is 'roaming' or just one of a crowd.

(Think 'population sampling' ;-)

So far, we've caught one (1) flea, several midges and a small, but puzzled moth...
Flea Killer Spare Lamp Twin Pack by STV (Big Cheese)
Flea Killer Spare Lamp Twin Pack by STV (Big Cheese)
Arrived promptly, well packed. Really, really well packed, in fact.

These 'SBC 7 Watt 250Volt' filament lamps mimic the body-heat of a pet, draw in fleas etc to die on the sticky pad in the trap. So far, we have caught one (1) flea, several midges and a small, but puzzled moth.

Note the usual suppliers for small bulbs are unlikely to stock these '7 Watt' lamps. As the trap body is plastic, fitting a 12 Watt or 15 Watt bulb would be a BAD IDEA. Melting the trap is the least grim consequence...

I suppose the 'next generation' of these traps will use several InfraRed LEDs, but getting the spectrum to match a flea's lunch may take some doing !!

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