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Food Safety, Everyone’s Business

Food Safety, Everyone’s Business. We are celebrating the second World Food Safety Day (WFSD) which aims to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. If a cockroach were to walk across your table in a restaurant, you would leave immediately, however, if a fly were to land on your plate, you would probably just wave it away and carry on eating. Yet, flies carry as much disease potential as cockroaches. Flying insects have been found to carry a wide range of dangerous microorganisms all over their bodies, in their saliva and excreta, including E. coli, Salmonella, Klebsiella, Campylobacter and many others. A relatively small dose of any of these is enough to cause illness. At the very least, insect contamination reduces product quality, making it unsaleable. By law, food that is sold must be wholesome and free from contamination. Companies are required to demonstrate ‘due diligence’ that they have taken every precaution against contamination from flying insect pests. Flying insect pests are highly...
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Time for Change

Time for Change

Especially at this time of the year, it is important to consider whether the fly control units, for which you are responsible in your facilities, are performing to the best of their ability. Are the fluorescent lamps producing optimum levels of ultraviolet light? Are the sticky boards still capable of retaining any insect which lands upon them?
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Spring is coming with lots of colours!

Spring is coming with lots of colours!

Are you tired of having pest control equipment that don’t fit your business’s style? You want to keep your hotel lobby, bar or restaurant looking stylish and neat and defeat the flying pests at the same time? Our engineers not only have a great technical understanding but also imagination! And the best part is – you get to be your own designer of pest control unit (or of UV fly control unit). See the unlimited options they have prepared for you!
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We have new videos!

We have new videos!

We have created some fab new videos for you and your customers to see. These great, fun cartoons clearly explain why having fly control units within business is very important- especially in the food industry.
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You ask, we answer: Do all fly traps of identical lamp wattage have the same fly control efficiency?

You ask, we answer: Do all fly traps of identical lamp wattage have the same fly control efficiency?

There are now many choices out there in the marketplace and sometimes it can make choosing the right trap for a given situation more difficult. Sometimes pest controllers and users may think that they just need for example a 30 watt fly trap for a normal situation, such as in a kitchen or restaurant. There are however differences between brands and models, and the efficacy of a trap in terms of catching flying insects and the efficiency of the trap in terms of electrical consumption are often overlooked. When installing electronic fly traps in greater numbers, the electrical efficiency of the traps should not be ignored because the savings to the end user can be quite considerable. We only have to look at general lighting to see how LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) have totally taken over the market in such a very short period of time, which is 100% driven by energy savings.
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Not working? – Part 2. Electrical fly killers

NOT WORKING? – Part 2. Electrical fly killers

After reviewing the most common technical issues with electronic sticky traps it is time to give some attention to the electronic fly killers. These pest control units attract flying insects onto a high voltage killing grid to eradicate them. Like every equipment, electronic fly killers need attention and care in order to perform to their best ability and be durable. But there is nothing to worry about – as you will see, many of the most common technical issues are not of severe nature and can be quickly and easily resolved.
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