A recent ongoing study regarding lamps used within UVA systems (ILTs & EFKs) suggests, “13-month-old bulbs caught about 80 to 90 percent as many flies as the new bulbs caught.”
Perpetual due diligence is mandatory if pest management professionals (PMPs) provide food safety services to eliminate flying insect contamination. Strict liability may apply to the PMP.
“A pest control company is contracted to carry out fly control in a premises and employs fly control units as part of that program. If they are proven to be employing a tube/bulb changing strategy that reduces the catch (even by a small amount) instead of having it at maximum, it may be deemed to be negligent. This action may lead to litigation against the pest control company.”
– Dr. Moray Anderson
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