Fly trap lights are one of the most ecologically friendly ways to keep flying insect populations under control in the home or workplace. They use a high frequency UV light with glueboard trap to attract and kill flying insects and flies.

In contrast with other fly killers – aerosol sprays which may poison the ozone layer and electric fly zappers which leave dead bugs everywhere, light insect traps are a more hygienic and more effective for fly control. Correct placement of light traps is essential to ensure the best results.

Once you have bought a fly light control, you may find yourself wondering, ‘where do I position it for best effect?’ We have written the following guide to teach you where to place your UV fly lights to keep yourself and your patrons free from bothersome flies buzzing around.

Fly Trap Positioning

Best practice is to place insect light traps so they are out of view through glass doors and windows. Simply position the trap so that the light does not face windows and doors, otherwise you risk drawing flies into your premises.

You will want to place the trap in a highly visible location from indoors, but where you can’t see it from outdoors. Flies inside will be drawn to the light and become trapped, but those outside won’t be allured inside through open doors and cracks in the windows.

Ideally traps are placed at a height of 1.5 m, but for practical reasons it is often better to place them higher. They should not be placed near air-conditioning vents of or fans, nor over hot surfaces or cooking benches.

Keep Flies Away From Food

As mentioned above, you should keep fly light traps as far away from food sources as you possibly can. At least three metres should be kept between any exposed food and a fly light trap.

In similar fashion, you don’t want flies to cross over food before coming into contact with the fly light trap.

How High To Place Fly Traps

  • Common house flies fly quite low to the ground, so traps should be positioned 1.5 m 3-5 feet above the ground to capture flies. For practical reasons, and to keep them out of reach of children, it is usually better to place them a little higher than this.

Fly Trap Maintenance

Your fly trap should generally require the glueboard to be changed every three months. In high risk areas, you may need to check it and replace is more frequently.

Consider a Vectothor insect light trap as an effective insect killer alternative. Don’t bother with troublesome bug zappers available from hardware stores. Invest in a highly effective and innovative fly control solution from our online store today to keep your happy occasions free from flies.

Contact Vectothor Today

Our fly light traps have been proven time and time again as highly effective ways to control fly populations. Contact Vectothor to place an order for a fly light trap today. We will be happy to answer any and all enquiries about the products advertised on our website. Give us a ring today and one of our friendly staff will be happy to speak to you.

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