Fly infestation is a major concern for business owners around the world. This is particularly true for businesses that require a contamination-free environment. If not controlled in time, it can create a negative impact on these businesses in numerous ways. Over the years, business owners have employed many different methods for fly control in their establishments. The traditional insect light traps used for this purpose were effective at killing flies.  

With changing times, and concerns over greenhouse gas emmissions a strong market need has arisen for the use of technologies that use significantly less energy. LED technology has emerged for fly killers as a consequence offering energy savings of 50% or more when compared to traditional fluorescent lamps. The problem has been developing LED light technology that is targeted at attracting flies. Many products offer the concept, but few are effective in luring and eliminating flies. 

How do fly killers work? 

All electric fly killers attract flies using UV-A light and then killing them either by zapping them with a high-frequency electrical grid or capturing them on a glueboard. The latter method is by far the best and high-frequency electric grid models cause the flies to disintegrate and their germ laden bodies spread over large distances on the air current. For this reason only glueboard models should be used where food is present.

Functionally speaking, traditional UV-A fluorescent lamps the invisible UV-A light using mercury, and need replacing after 6-12 months. On the other hand, LEDs in addition to using significantly less energy, last for 3-years. This means lower running costs and less landfill. 

Further Advantages of LED traps:  

In addition to longer life and lower cost, LED is used extensively for fly management because of the following reasons.  

Sustainability: LED lamps use no lead and no mercury.

Safety: LED lamps contain no hazardous chemicals or glass that can shatter. 

Attractiveness to Flies: This is the challenge for this technology as most LED lamps are not as efficient in attracting flies. Ensystex has however developed their unique Dynamic Oscillation

Pulse TechnologyTM Astron LED lamps that is capable of producing UV-A light that is even more attractive to the flies than that from traditional fluorescent lamps. 

If you want to know more about LED fly traps that really work, please feel free to contact our expert exterminators at Vectothor. Our research based fly traps are not only extremely effective, but also environmentally responsible.