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Entire house high-voltage fligh killing grid

Kills flighs electrically wherever they are in your house
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Flighs are well known to be killable by the application of a grid of high-voltage electrickal wires.

However flighs are also fairly mobile and tend to fly away from where ever you have put your hand-held high-voltage wire array.

What is needed is an array of high-voltage wires that sweeps regularly through the entire air-space of your abode.

Problems: furniture and other objects.

Solution: All furniture and other objects are (a) built-in, and (b) formed from thin slices arranged parrallellilly, perpendicular to the direction of sweep of the high-voltage wire array.

Now the array can sweep through your house at regular intervals, zapping any flighs which might have arrived in your abode since the prior sweep.

Optionall accessory is a little thingy that goes beep just before the array sweeps though your abode, giving you enough time to get out of the way before you too are zapped.

pocmloc, Aug 21 2020

Bug zapper ceiling Bug-zapping_20ceiling
Just a little off the top, please ... [kdf, Sep 01 2020]

What’s the worst that could happen? https://www.sudoues...he-7810934-1980.php
[kdf, Sep 06 2020, last modified Sep 07 2020]

Shoo Fly http://williamflew.com/omni122a.html
Richard Matheson, Omni Science Fiction 122 November 1988 [kdf, Sep 07 2020]

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       sp: Phligh   

       I see no drawbacks whatsoever.
RayfordSteele, Aug 21 2020
  

       Beat me to it. Yesterday I was thinking of a similar but not quite as extensive scheme. Why not just an always-on, electrified mesh covering the entire ceiling, and perhaps the top-most foot of the walls? This would take carry of most phlyghyng things, as they often alight in high spaces to stay out of swatting reach.   

       As a side benefit, it would reduce cobwebs because the spiders who like to build webs in high corners* would likewise get zapped.   

       * what kind of spiders make cob webs? corn spiders.
kdf, Aug 21 2020
  

       What could possibly go wrong ?   

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8th of 7, Aug 21 2020
  

       Phuck, that's brilliant.
whatrock, Aug 21 2020
  

       I can't recall who said it, but somebody famous and/or funny once asked //If you pull the wings off a fly (sic) does that mean you should call it a walk ???//
Canuck, Aug 26 2020
  

       What happens at the bottom ends of the wires?
pertinax, Aug 26 2020
  

       The wires run side-to-side
pocmloc, Aug 26 2020
  

       Well there's a Canadian I haven't seen for quite awhile.
RayfordSteele, Aug 26 2020
  

       So the slices of furniture are levitating?
pertinax, Aug 26 2020
  

       No
pocmloc, Aug 26 2020
  

       No fligh zone
pashute, Sep 01 2020
  

       I see no mention of how this deals with all the fligh corpses, which begs the question: has someone already done a fligh-seeking version of a roomba (flighba??) where a self-powered, self-guiding drone-like device searches for and kills flighs, then cleans up afterwards?
Canuck, Sep 01 2020
  

       // how this deals with all the fligh corpses //   

       Total incineration.
8th of 7, Sep 01 2020
  

       //Total incineration.//   

       Exactly, make sure that the grid can deliver significant current, perhaps a large capacitor bank? it's the only safe way.
bs0u0155, Sep 01 2020
  

       // safe //   

       Please explain why you bothered to include that entirely irrelevant adjective in your annotation; after all, it's not very "safe" for flying insects ...
8th of 7, Sep 01 2020
  

       //explain why you bothered to include//   

       Say the flying insect in question had recently been squidging around in some putrid pile of pathogenic poo. Now, you zap it with modest power, a portion of the insect conducts current and it's water content rapidly vaporizes into steam propelling the remaining parts in a parabolic poo- precipitation. OR you could have some kick to the system, rendering the whole insect a perfect purified plasma.
bs0u0155, Sep 01 2020
  

       // safe //   

       Eh, what’s the worst that could happen? (link)
kdf, Sep 06 2020
  

       I was about to post that link, [kdf]!
pertinax, Sep 07 2020
  

       There was a Richard Matheson short story about a man who came to a bad end while trying to swat a fly... wish I could find it to post here for you.   

       ... search search, ah, there it is ... shoo fly (link)...
kdf, Sep 07 2020
  

       // what’s the worst that could happen? //   

       <Placeholder for judiciously worded Official Denial*/>   

       *In essence, "It wasn't us ... it really wasn't ..."
8th of 7, Sep 07 2020
  

       Missed your cue, 8th. The original article was from France, such a target rich environment for your brand of humor.
kdf, Sep 07 2020
  
      
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