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Electric Fly Killer Machine Problems

Electric Fly Killer Machine Not Working Common Faults are caused by many factors within a building and the results can be frustrating and also costly should a fine be imposed by environmental health officers when it comes to electric fly killers, there is no one size fits all.

electric fly killer machine problems
Electric Fly Killer Machine Problems

What is good for one situation may not be suitable another. The only way to determine the best electric fly killer machine for your location is to choose one that has the features you need or want, however the choice may be governed by another factor such as price, size, style and lighting conditions.

Electric Fly Killer Machine Problems UV Tubes

Attracting the fly is usually done with ultraviolet (UV) light which is invisible to humans, so often a coating is added to the lamp to make it appear a particular colour when switched on. The colour is not seen by the flies or other insects and has no bearing on how effective it is at attracting them.

A key point however is to remember that the efficiency of the lamp deteriorates as it is used, good quality lamps such as Sylvania UV tubes will require changing after 12 months use, unfortunately some cheaper lamps provided with cheap electric fly killer machines  will last as little as 2-3 months. As it is not possible to tell how much UV output the lamp is emitting without sophisticated equipment, cheaper lamps may actually be an expensive and unhygienic option.

Electric Fly Killer Machine Problems and some considerations:

  • Area of coverage requiredelectric fly killer machine problems
  • Type of environment – large, small, food preparation.
  • Does it need to be visually attractive for front of house applications
  • Mounting options such as wall mounted or ceiling hung.
  • Electric grid or glue board
  • Lighting close by

Understanding a little more about electric fly killer machine problems how they work and what is available may make choosing more straightforward glue board electric fly killers are the option of choice for food production facilities as no exploding debris can enter the food chain from the fly killing machine as all flies are attracted by the UV light and then stick to the glueboards which must be changed approximately every 3 months depending on infestation.

Main functions a fly killer is required to do:

  • Attract the insect
  • Kill the insect
  • Collect and retain the body of the dead insect

Electric Fly Killer Machine Problems (Location)

Placing your electric fly killing machine close to large windows, sky lights or flourecent lights can have a negative effect on the performance of the fly killing machine.

Fly killers used in food preparation, production and retail areas should be fitted with shatter resistant lamps, these have a plastic coating which contain any pieces of glass in the event of a lamp being broken.

Most manufacturers calculate the area of coverage by determining the distance the UV light can be seen, the brighter the nm rating of the lamp, the further distance it can attract flies. As the figures are based on the insect killer being placed in a central position and visible from all around, by mounting on a wall, the area of coverage will be drastically reduced and this should be taken into account when considering a particular model.

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