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Offline snowdog

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How does fly spray kill?
« on: 16/08/2005 13:39:01 »
The domestic kind, I mean, that kills houseflies, bluebottles etc.

Sounds sadistic, I know, but does anyone know the mechanism by which it kills?

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Re: How does fly spray kill?
« Reply #1 on: 16/08/2005 14:07:51 »
I think it's like nerve gas? Since it's harmful to humans too. There might be a kind that blocks up all the insects spiracles making the bug "suffocate" but this is probably less likely.

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Re: How does fly spray kill?
« Reply #2 on: 16/08/2005 17:29:59 »
Just thought I'd chuck this in here http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=840

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