Rentokil Fly Box
Unique fly control designed to effectively control flies in external refuse areas
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Any commercial enterprise considering installing an electric fly killer unit will be aware of the harm that flies can cause to food stuffs, customers, staff and ultimately your business reputation. These include:
But, are electric zapper fly killers the best or most cost effective way to get rid of flying insects?
Standard electric fly killers use long-wavelength ultraviolet light to attract germ laden flies and then eliminate them by electrocution. These units are only suitable for use indoors as outside they can attract other insects, such as moths which are not an issue.
Although these electric zappers are effective at killing flies indoors, they do present a genuine issue. When flies are zapped, they explode and small particles (known as blow out) can be projected into the surrounding atmosphere. These bits of exploded flies may then be inhaled by people or land on food, drinks and work surfaces, causing contamination. For a business this could lead to issues with health & safety compliance.
Lumnia fly control units effectively attract, eliminate & encapsulate flies, reducing risk of contamination
Lumnia our LED electric fly killer range uses unique encapsulation technology and glue boards to effectively capture and kill flying insects, without the risk of contamination from fragmentation or blow out of dead insects associated with electric grid fly zappers. Lumnia fly control units also utilise LED strips which are more energy efficient than conventional fly kiiler units.
An electric fly killer – also called EFK, fly zapper or insect trap, is an electrified unit used in the confines of a commercial kitchen, restaurant, café, bar, pub, hotel or hospitality business. It attracts and electrocutes flying insects such as house flies, bluebottles and other fly species to help keep food areas within the premises hygienic and pest free.
Electric fly killers work by using ultraviolet light in the form of fluorescent tubes of LED bulbs to attract flies towards the units. The traditional electric fly zapper then electrocutes the flies on contact with the electrified grid.
There are also fly killers that use glue boards (also called glue traps or fly traps) that attract flies using ultraviolet light, and then trap them on replaceable sticky boards. More advanced versions such as Lumnia fly control units use adhesive rolling film encapsulation to hygienically capture flies and seal in fly fragments. The advantage of this fly trap is the catch surface is constantly refreshed to maintain maximum effectiveness and all fly fragments are hygienically sealed.
All electric fly killers have a ‘coverage rating’ which indicates the maximum room area that the unit will effectively operate within. If the area that needs protecting is larger, then more than one fly killer unit will be needed. There are other considerations to take into account when positioning a fly control unit:
If positioned correctly, maintained and serviced properly fly zappers are perfectly safe for indoor environments.
DIY fly control products like fly paper, whilst effective at catching flies in the home are not suitable for commercial kitchens as they are not designed to cope in such an intense business environment and many contain insecticides which are not suitable for commercial kitchen areas.