Let’s face it; the sound of a fly buzzing around your home is up there on the list of the most irritating and annoying things ever.
From flying around your head to banging into windows every time they try to escape, they’re pests. We could do without that kind of frustration in our lives.
When it comes to addressing the situation, though, there are more does and don’t to getting flies out of your life for good than you’d probably know.
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Here, we are letting you into the most frequently asked questions regarding actually mounting and setting your pest control trap. To ensure its best performance, be sure to follow these dos and don’ts. Following these rules and avoiding these mistakes will leave you fully equipped to beating those pesky flies, and you’ll never feel unsure how to proceed with the flytrap setting.
So, read on for the dos and don’ts, and get rid of those unwanted visitors!
Don’t Ignore Light Sources
Let’s start with the don’ts, shall we?
Flies will often seek light sources, which is why the most advanced traps on the market make use of this fact. They use a combination of pheromones and light activation to snag the pests.
This information means that you don’t want to ignore how much light can work to your advantage.
When it comes to electric fly traps, ensure that you read the instructions about light sources. For example, if you use a red top fly trap, note that UV light triggers these traps.
In this case, the sunnier it is, the faster it starts working!
Don’t Set Near Exposed Food
If you are hosting and there is food around, you don’t want flies buzzing all around the exposed preparation surfaces or the food itself.
Ensure that you don’t mount the trap in an area that will attract the flies to the food. Instead, mount close to, but not directly over the areas where the food is.
Ideally, you want to attract the flies away from the preparation surfaces, so you must position the trap in the perfect position not to contaminate the food.
Do Compromise Their Entrance
Let’s move on to the dos!
Be sure to position the traps nearest the most likely fly entrance point. Usually, traps around doors and windows along with surrounding areas will compromise the entrance for the fly.
Concerning catering environments, be sure to position the traps at the back doors. Flies are more likely to enter this way because kitchen refuse and dustbins are usually around the back.
If you’re one step ahead, you’re more likely to combat the problem.
Do Choose the Right Height for the Trap
So, you’ve compromised their entrance. Now you need to mount the trap in a convenient location for emptying the catch tray or replacing the lamp.
Ensuring the trap is at the correct height will increase your chances of catching the flies.
Watch their entry point and place the trap at a similar height to where they enter.
In the case of a suspended mounting, be sure to mount the trap high enough that those wandering under the traps won’t run into the device. No one wants to brush up against dead flies!
So, hopefully, you’re a little more up to speed when it comes to catching those irritating, unwanted guests!
Say goodbye to buzzing sounds around your head and hello to peace and serenity!