Fly and Insect Traps FAQs

  1. What are electronic fly and insect traps?
  2. Why is the EBC fly and insect trap better than electronic zappers?
  3. How do EBC fly and insect traps work?
  4. How big an area do the EBC fly and insect traps cover?
  5. How long do the sticky glue boards last and when should I change them?
  6. How much do EBC fly and insect traps cost to run?
  7. Why Choose EBC electronic fly and insect traps?

 

What are electronic fly and insect traps?

They are a work place health and safety standards preferred appliance for maintaining insect free environments in food preparation and public dining areas. The EBC electronically operated traps are wall mounted and use a combination of UV light and discrete hidden glue board inserts to lure and trap flies and other flying insects on sticky glue board which can be regularly replaced. This type of trap is rapidly replacing the older style electronic zappers with good reasons as we will explain.

Why is the EBC fly and insect trap better than electronic zappers?

Electronic zappers rely on electrocution to kill insects which produces 2 unwanted outcomes. Firstly, many insects shatter on contact with the electrically charged grid sending bits of insect flying in all directions and possibly falling into and contaminating food. Secondly insects caught on the electronic grid burn and produce unpleasant smells. Regular cleaning can also be a time consuming and distasteful process to remove the dead insects.

EBC insect traps on the other hand simply require the unit to be switched off, the magnetically held cover removed, and the glue board replaced. The cover is then placed back on and the trap switched on again.

How do EBC fly and insect traps work?

The EBC traps are manufactured to have an attractive wall light appearance and can be installed in and around food prep areas as well as public dining rooms. When the traps are operating they will attract flies and other flying insects. They do this by using a combination of UV light and a special pheromone impregnated sticky glue board that gives off an odorless scent that is attractive to blowflies.

How big an area do the EBC fly and insect traps cover?

The EBC commercial F1 trap will protect an area of up to 1000sqm and is ideal for commercial food prep kitchens, public food courts, restaurants, cafes etc.

The EBC domestic electronic fly and insect trap will protect an area of 600sqm and is ideal for home kitchens, food prep areas and enclosed dining areas.

How long do the sticky glue boards last and when should I change them?

In most situations they should be changed monthly and the used boards disposed of in normal rubbish bins.

How much do EBC fly and insect traps cost to run?

Not much! The UV tubes use a maximum of 9watts per hour and the replacement boards cost around a dollar each to replace, making the trap a very economical and efficient method of insect control.

Why Choose EBC electronic fly and insect traps?