“Don’t do ‘this’ when swatting mosquitoes”…explosive risk

With the hot weather, mosquito season is upon us.

Mosquitoes, which carry a number of infectious diseases, can be controlled through a variety of methods, including insecticides, mosquito repellents, electric mosquito swatters, repellents, and mosquito nets.

However, caution should be used when combining electric mosquito nets with sprayable insecticides.

There is a possibility of an explosion if a mosquito net comes into contact with flammable materials.

The voltage of an electric mosquito trap is more than메이저놀이터 10 times that of a household (220V), so when a mosquito or fly gets stuck in the metal mesh, it makes a ‘crackling’ sound.

The principle of catching mosquitoes is to electrocute them by creating a voltage difference.

Humans don’t get zapped with a taser unless they’re wet, because the surface of their skin has a high resistance.

The problem is that the spark caused by the voltage difference can explode when it meets the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the insecticide.

“When insecticides are used, liquefied petroleum gas, which is a flammable substance, floats in fine particles,” said an official from the KEPRI, “and if you swing the bat in this state, the spark acts as an ignition source, causing the fine particles to catch fire and explode.”

In fact, there have been cases where electric mosquito swatters and spray insecticides have caused controversy.

In 2019, an electric mosquito net caught fire in Busan after being used to spray insecticide in an enclosed space.

The explosion occurred when the insecticide was sprayed while the air conditioner was on and the windows and doors were closed, and the mosquitoes were caught with an electric mosquito swatter.

This is why it’s important to stagger the use of insecticides and electric mosquito swatters, including plenty of ventilation.

Be careful not only with insecticides, but also with any flammable substances you may come across in your daily life, such as hairspray, alcohol, cooking oil, and gas.

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