Difference between revisions of "Fly swatter"

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[[Image:Flyswatter.jpg|thumb|A pink plastic fly swatter with its business end shaped like a hand.]]
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A '''fly swatter''' is an instrument used to swat flies and other insects such as mosquitoes. Most fly swatters today are made of plastic. The swatting end is perforated like a sieve or grid to reduce the air resistance (to swat faster) and to counteract the 'air cushion' effect that a non-perforated surface would have, which would help the insect to escape sideways.