If you want your business to be buzzing with customers rather than flies then you might be considering installing an electric fly killer unit. It’s an obvious choice for any commercial enterprise that is aware of the harm that can be caused by flies, such as:
- Possible spread of pathogens and diseases including Salmonella, Cryptosporium and E.coli
- Contaminated food, drink and work surfaces
- General nuisance
- Damage to business reputation
- Failure to comply with health & safety legislation
- Bites from some flying insect species such as horse flies, deer flies and midges
But are electric zapper fly killers the best or most cost effective way to get rid of flying insect pests?
Pros and cons of Electric Fly Killers
Electric fly killers attract germ laden flies with long-wavelength ultraviolet light and then eliminate them, most often by electrocution. They are only really suitable for indoor use as outside they could attract other insects such as moths that are not actually a problem.
Although effective at killing flies indoors, there is a genuine issue. When the fly gets zapped, it explodes and small particles (known as blow out) can be projected into the air, where they can be inhaled by people or land on clean surfaces and food, causing contamination.
Lumnia lighting the way in indoor fly control
Rentokil has developed unique encapsulation technology to reduce the risk of contamination from flying insects and the fragmentation or ‘blow out’ of dead insects associated with electric grid fly zappers. The Lumnia range of electric fly killers use adhesive film encapsulation or glue boards, avoiding the problem of insect fragment contamination.
Extensive testing was carried out to ensure the Lumnia fly control units are highly effective. The Rentokil test was based on releasing house flies in a room and then recording the number of flies captured at regular intervals over a seven-hour period. This was repeated at least six times to ensure an accurate measurement of performance over time.
The figures suggested that an adhesive Lumnia surface unit caught flies twice as fast as the equivalent electrified grid unit. This translates to a big reduction in the risk of contamination and potential spread of disease than when using an electric grid unit in food preparation areas.
Encapsulation units, like Lumnia and Lumnia Ultimate capture flies in an adhesive rolling film hygienically sealing in fly fragments. The advantage of this type of fly trap is that the catch surface is routinely refreshed, reducing problems in dusty conditions.
Utilising innovative LED lamp technology Lumnia units are designed to attract, kill and encapsulate flying insects – significantly reducing the risks of food contamination from flies in your premises. The units are also highly energy efficient automatically adapting from day to night modes to reduce energy consumption. The LED strips use less energy than conventional fly killer units, are low glare and the discreet design of the units reduces the visibility of caught flies.
Rentokil Fly Box for external fly control
Fly box is a unique fly control unit designed to effectively control flying insects around external refuse areas, targeting the flies breeding sites. The unit needs no electricity to work, so is highly flexible in its deployment, to offer the most effective results.
The sturdy metal units can be placed on external walls and strategically located near bins, refuse or waste areas. The fly box backboard is coated in a fast acting insecticide, formulated to attract and swiftly eliminate flies on contact. This effectively reduces the volume of flies before they have the opportunity to enter your premises or to breed.
Using the external fly box alongside the Lumnia LED fly killer unit indoors can help to provide even greater levels of fly control to protect your customers, business and reputation.