Bought a new DYNATRAP BUG CATCHER

solarvicsolarvic Posts: 1,047Solar Expert ✭✭✭
Just bought a dynatrap from QVC that is supposed to catch bugs and mosquitos. I don,t have an outlet nearby. I needed a new porch light and bought one at lowes that has a GF outlet built in. I checked it and the outlet will work without a bulb. I want to be able to turn the outlet on and off with my inside porch light switch without having the light on. There is only 2 wires coming from the GFI to the light socket black and white. If I cut the black wire and install a toggle switch on the wire will the GFI still work.  I think it should as the GFI will work without a bulb in the socket.Anyone else have any good results with  the dynatrap? There is a youtube video about it from QVC.
  PS I put this post here because of the other bug zapper post. 

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  • EstragonEstragon Posts: 2,311Registered Users ✭✭✭✭
    FWIW, I think GFI should still work with a switched black. My understanding is the GFI triggers if there's a difference in current between live and neutral, which there normally shouldn't be.

    The only bug zappers I've had much luck with are malathion (only works for a short time, and is nasty for good bugs etc), and dragonflies (much better, and eat deer flies as well as mozzies). Somehow, the lit zappers just seem to invite bug reinforcements here. Would be interested if the dynatrap works for you though - the dragonflies haven't shown up in force yet.
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