Catching mozzies with a torch

Mozzies are a pain when out camping, more so when they make it into your tent and you’re trying to swat them. They’re fast little buggers.

While camping at Batemans Bay, here’s something I discovered quite by accident while trying to kill mozzies which made it into our tent. If you shine a torch on it and move slowly closer to it, you’ll be able to cover the mozzie with the torch without it flying off. Then all you’ll need to do is slide a piece of paper under the torch and you’ve just trapped yourself a mozzie! I tried this multiple times and it worked wonderfully. The torch I used was quite bright at 270 lumens so that might have helped blind it or whatever. In any case, it beats spraying chemicals around the place, especially when you have youngens around.

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