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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable LED Security Light1 month ago
    LED Security Light

    Thanks for the compliment. I never noticed your comment.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable Catch 50 Fleas in One Night1 month ago
    Catch 50 Fleas in One Night

    Great twist. Hope it works. Looks like the same basic idea.

    I don't usually delete comments but tempted on this one since it is quite aggressive and negative. I had great results, so did many users here, and the research matches the results. Again the whole point of the project was to prove that fleas are not drawn to the heat signature of animals. A plate on a floor would not have the same results and many users here describe having better results than the kits that are sold. There are no chemicals or hazards with this project.Very curious. Do you have animals? Did you even attempt to try the experiment?

    I think a lamp would work fine, however it would use more electricity.

    Great to hear this project is helping the wildlife. The whole point of the project was the keep fleas under control without negative effects to the environment. Great to hear that this works better than sticky traps.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable DIY Toyota Prius Key Fob1 month ago
    DIY Toyota Prius Key Fob

    Hey great to hear the results. Really satisfying to hear someone was able to follow my instructions, and save some money. You are correct that this generic replacement is slightly different and doesn't have the Toyota logo. However, I do find that the plastic is more sturdy and the buttons also seem more solid. So far mine is still working great.

    I think I got it off ebay. I don't remember the seller. The cost should be under $20. Look for the cheapest price and go with a generic model. As long as the form factor looks like it matches you should be fine.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable Catch 50 Fleas In One Night1 year ago
    Catch 50 Fleas In One Night

    I'm sure you can you use the same water for the week. Eventually the water might get dirty, it might evaporate, or the fleas in the water might be gross. Use your best judgement. I have found after the first night most of the fleas for that room have been trapped. But you could keep it going for a few nights to see what happens.

    One part of the project was to make a cheap flea trap. This trap only uses a few drops of soap. Using lots of dish soap would create a similar affect, but soap costs more than using water.

    Actually you do NEED a light source. The only way this is working for you is if your room is dangerously infested with fleas. Have you ever seen moths going towards a flame?If you had read my instructions I detail that the main reason for this project was to show that the fleas are not going towards the HEAT, but rather are attracted to the LIGHT.

    One part of the project was to make a cheap flea trap. This trap only uses a few drops of soap. Using lots of dish soap would create a similar affect, but soap costs more than using water.Again you do not need a heat source, but you do need a light source. But if you are catching fleas everywhere you may need to thoroughly clean your room. The traps you are using are working from the fleas randomly jumping inside VS using a beacon to get all of them out of your room.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable Catch 50 Fleas In One Night1 year ago
    Catch 50 Fleas In One Night

    Great work. I love seeing the photo. I would do this for a few nights and put fresh water until you stop catching fleas.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable Catch 50 Fleas In One Night1 year ago
    Catch 50 Fleas In One Night

    Neat trick. Any light source should work including a candle. Please be careful with an open flame and I wouldn't leave unattended. Also, the research shows that fleas are not attracted to heat, but rather are attracted to the light.

    You are correct. There are other studies that show flickering vs steady light. But most people have night lights somewhere in their house and they are easy to buy at the store. The biggest impact is that you don't have to have a heat source, which is the most common myth.

    Let us know the results. If you don't actually have pets this should work quite fast.

    I would do one room at a time. Rotate each night until you have the done all the rooms and you can also see the results, without having to buy anything extra for each room. Any night light should work great. I prefer LED night lights because they only use pennies of electricity per year.

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  • ecoben commented on ecoben's instructable Catch 50 Fleas In One Night1 year ago
    Catch 50 Fleas In One Night

    I do not recommend any chemicals in the home. It is simply not needed and if you do a quick read on the warning label I'm sure it will be enough for you to think twice.

    Great question. My guess would be that the radius is the amount of the light that is easily visible in the room. So any standard room would be fine. Think of a light house casting its light into ocean for the faraway ships.

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