Stavropol engineers offered the agrarians a non-standard way of dealing with hordes of locusts – using an electric current. In special installations, a combination of ultraviolet lamps and metal grids with a voltage of four thousand volts is used.
For humans, such devices are not dangerous, since the current strength, which is not fatal for people, is used – only nine milliamperes. The device does not attract animals either – the lamps shine in the ultraviolet range of waves, and only insects can see them.
– Such a device is produced in various forms – from the most compact for household use to large devices with a trolley that can be taken out into the field. They are powered by car batteries, which further increases their autonomy and mobility, – Andrey Moskvitin, General Director of the enterprise that produces these devices, told RG. He also added that they are most effective at twilight and at night, when there is no sun in the sky. Then the area from which insects flock to the installation can be up to 16 hectares, but during the day it is limited to four.
Devices for protection against pests at the enterprise are completely assembled in the Stavropol Territory – in the city of Mikhailovsk. Rig prices start at $ 90 and can go up to $ 2,500 for the most powerful samples.
Source: Российская Газета by rg.ru.
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