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Stinger Insect Zapper Lantern ($29.99, The Home Depot
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Stinger Insect Zapper Lantern ($29.99, The Home Depot and homedepot.com): This portable, cordless and rechargeable bug zapper, which covers up to 625 square feet, operates for 31/2 hours on a single charge. Using black UV light technology together with an Octenol lure, it targets mosquitoes and other flying insects either indoors or out. It even doubles as accent lighting. What's more, the zapping is quiet.(Credit: Handout)

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Garden Detective: 5 new helpful products

Around this time of year, there are a lot of products marketed to gardeners in store displays, catalogs and too-good-to-be-true television commercials. Some are gimmicks, but others are actually useful. Determining which is which can be an exercise in wasted time and money, but this year I found an unusually high ratio of great products to wallet-draining novelties. Here are five of the best offerings of 2013. --JESSICA DAMIANO, jessica.damiano@newday.com