WHAT IS AN ELECTRIC KILLING GRID FLY KILLER
Every business would love to be swarming with customers, and buzzing with orders, but definitely not with germ-carrying flies. An effective way to get rid of flies in commercial areas, especially those expected to display good hygiene, is to purchase an Electric Fly Killer.
HOW DOES AN ELECTRIC KILLING GRID FLY KILLER WORK?
Electric fly killers attract germ-carrying flies with long-wavelength UV light and then eliminates them, mostly through electrocution. They have two major components; fluorescent ultra-voilet bulbs and an electricity-charged metal grid, the UV light for attraction, and the electrified grid for fly zapping/vaporization. They are used mostly indoors to maintain serenity and hygiene, because outdoors, they may harm other environmentally beneficial insects that aren’t a personal threat to a vicinity. This is definitely the best alternative for fly control, putting into consideration the dangers of aerosol spray-type insect killers to food and the environment.
Interesting to note: There might be reasons why a few flies may not get eradicated by these Electric Fly Killers.
REASONS WHY YOUR ELECTRIC FLY KILLER SEEMS TO NOT BE WORKING EFFECTIVELY
- Distinctively large or tough insects may take more than one zap to kill
- Not all insects are attracted to UV light
- Just like in the case of human beings, some flies could be colour blind
POSITIONING AN ELECTRIC FLY KILLER
In mounting an Electric Grid Fly Killer, there are certain things to be taken into consideration in order to ensure effective and safe usage. In terms of positioning, consider the following:
- Not visible from outside
- Never above edibles (food prep areas, dining areas, water)
- Other light sources
Not visible from the outside
Like earlier stated, the UV lights on the fly killing device serves to attract flies. However, the flies in this case are those already in the building or room. It is therefore important to place the electric fly killing device in a position where it won’t be seen from outside the building, to avoid attracting more insects in. Best practice is to make sure it doesn’t face doors and windows directly, or even mirrors or other surfaces that can reflect or deflect its light outside the building.
Placing the device at a height between 5 – 8 feet gives optimum results, as insects have a flying height of about that.
Never above edibles (food prep areas, dining areas, water)
An insect blow out is a situation where certain types and sizes of insects ‘explode’ when in contact with electricity. This poses a threat to food and other sensitive materials. Therefore, positioning the fly killing unit above food, water, or any potential consumables, presents a potential food poisoning threat.
Other light sources
Since the most important part of the process is ‘attracting’ the insects, other light sources being too close to the fly killing device would hinder that process. Simply put, it isn’t a good idea to set up an Electric Grid Fly Killer too close to an alternative light source, as they will compete for the attention of the bugs.
THE IDEAL PLACE TO POSITION AN ELECTRIC GRID FLY KILLER
The ideal place to position an electric fly killer is ABOVE DOORS, on the inside of room spaces. The idea is to mount it between the entrance to the room, and the most important parts of the room you seek to protect e.g. food areas. This is the most common positioning for a reason. I lures the insects away from the areas you intend to protect, without attracting the one outside the building.
INSECT-O-CUTOR FLY KILLER RANGE
This PlusZap model offers an energy consumption reduction of up to 35% and a slim design that saves space. Design and usability, as well as ease of maintenance, makes this perfect for commercial environments.
Features of the fly killer unit
- Slim and discreet design
- Pre-installed powerful lamps to attract flies
- Robust aluminium and UV stable plastic
- Staggered lamps to create efficient UV output
- Simple to install mounting options
- Catch tray is simple to remove for quick and safe maintenance, with anti blow-out folds