If you have ever wondered, “Do flies recognize fly swatters?” you’re not alone. This question has intrigued scientists for decades. It is important to know that flies are not blind. Their eyes have complex structures with many facets that concentrate light on clusters of photoreceptors. Each facets produces a single pixel of their vision.
The fly has a 360 degree field of view, which is why it can change its posture in response to a threat. As such, it’s important to aim a bit ahead of the fly’s initial position. By doing so, you’ll make it less likely for the fly to jump and land. This is one reason why a two-handed clap motion is the most effective.
Flies are incredibly fast. They can calculate the threat and the best way to avoid it in milliseconds. Their eye movements are extremely fast, which helps them evade most fly swatters. The researchers also found that they can make a backward takeoff if the threat is coming from either side.
The Smart Swatter is also effective. Its 904 spikes allow it to smack almost any bug, no matter its size. It can also be used to remove stuck bugs. It has a handy feature of flicking bugs into garbage.