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Today’s gadget is a little outside the kitchen cabinet, but stick with me and you might be happily surprised by this intriguing idea.

We’ve all been victims of a fruit fly infestation. Those pesky little buggers appear out of no where and are a pain in the apple to get rid of.

So many times I’ve boughten a bunch of bananas, and, especially in the humid summer air, they’ve gone brown before I’ve had time to enjoy them. And the minute your fruit surpasses prime ripeness the fruit flies begin to descend.

But thanks to the SE battery operated tennis racket bug zapper, you can say goodbye to the fly.

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By holding down the button, and swatting the bug while it floats through the air, this racket-style bug zapper stuns and kills the small pest. You no longer have to toss out your bananas to ditch the bugs, and instead can turn your over-ripe fruit into some homemade banana-walnut bread.

Being an animal lover myself, the bug zapper was a little hard for me to accept at first. But either way you go about it the bugs in your kitchen will be squished, smooshed or sprayed away. So why not make it easy with the electric bug zapper?

Several of my friends have purchased the zapper for their fly problems, and we even have one at the restaurant I work at to minimize the bug action around the bar in the mornings. Each person who swings the zapper wonders why they’ve never thought to buy one before.

The zapper can also be used to deter the common black fly that buzzes through your windows in the summer breeze. And the zapper does wonders to repel mosquitos humming around your ear while you’re trying to enjoy an evening on the back porch.

Available for under $10 at Ocean State Job Lot, Walmart or online from and for around the same price, the zapper will eliminate all your bug fears.

You may want to supervise children when using this product, although the electric current is mild and meant only to stun small insects. So if your goal is to rid your fruit basket of tiny pests’ this summer season then this zapping gadget might be right up your alley.

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