Fly Killers

Within your business you want to make sure you, your staff and customers do not have a problem with flying pests. Quite rightly you believe an electric fly killer will help.

So what do you buy and how do you choose which model?

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A Brief Guide

Below is a guide that will help you choose the most effective commercial fly killer for your workplace.

In essence, the features that should be considered include whether the appearance of the fly killer blends within your surroundings, does the fly zapper adequately cover the room and of course, to be really effective where should the fly killer be placed?


All electric fly killers use UV light to attract flying insects to the unit. So whilst they all perform roughly the same way, their appearance does differ significantly.

Depending upon the room or environment, such as a front-of-house, office reception or restaurant, you can choose from a flykiller that has the appearance of a wall light. This discreet approach to pest control protects areas highly visible to your customers. Take a look at the Aura Fly Killer and Luralite Cento Fly Killer.

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Away from your customers you can choose a more functional unit for use in storerooms, office areas or professional kitchen environment. That doesn't mean the fly killer isn't well designed and eye-catching in its own right. You only have to look at the colour options available from Halo Shades Fly Killer.


It may not look fancy, but it does an excellent job.

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Every room where a fly killer is to be fitted requires an assessment. However, there are certain factors that are applicable to most situations. For example:

1. Install your flykiller away from sources of light. The light from open doors and windows competes with the fly killer tubes, making them less effective.

2. Consider having good access to install and maintain, once in-place.

3. Fly killers work better when they are not placed either too high or too low. To get the best from the electric fly killer, the optimum height is 2m.


Similar to the consideration where to place the fly killer, the other question is whether there are enough fly killers to cover and protect the whole area?

When buying, take a look at the specifications that confirm the area coverage provided. The Insect-O-Cutor range, such as the desktop Prism Fly Killer has a coverage of 30m2, whilst the Exocutor EX80W provides coverage up to 280m2.

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You buy a fly killer for one reason only. To keep the fly killer in its best working order, it is recommended the tubes are replaced yearly.

People often make the mistake that just because the tube still glows blue or green the fly killer is working effectively. The light is working but the UV produced by the fluorescent deteriorates quickly over the life of the tube.

If you have an electric flykiller with a glueboard, try and source a high quality replacement glueboard. This often means less mess for reduced service times. A good spec glueboard will feature a grid that makes it simple to record the fly count for your hygiene audit.

Take a look at the full range of commercial glueboard fly killers and electric fly killers. If you are unsure what fly killers are best suited for your workplace we can help you to identify what is needed to meet your customer's hygiene standards.