Electronic Venus Fly Trap kills flies humanely, really

Flies are quite the menace and now there's a fun, lazy and humane way to eliminate those pests. The Electronic Venus Fly Trap is loaded up with nontoxic bait that lures the flies into the mouth of the plastic plant. Once the bugs are inside, the mechanical plant snaps shut, obliterating the fly "humanely," according to the manufacturer.

The Electronic Venus Fly Trap is available for $40 and requires three AAA batteries. It is supposedly ideal for "the home, office or outside in the garden near the BBQ," you know, if your office happens to be in a trash can.

Electronic Venus Fly Trap, via Oh Gizmo!