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Eliminate flies with a Fly LightCommerical Fly Lights

No matter what type of fly it is, if you have an outbreak of them, it can be particularly bothersome to deal with especially in restaurants and businesses where customers are present or outdoor gatherings. In these cases, using something like a chemical spray which likely has a strong may be off-putting.

When you have flies and want an effective and discreet way to kill them that doesn’t involve hanging sticky fly traps or spraying toxic chemicals around, a fly light trap is the recommended way to go. Fly lights are a very effective alternative to the other conventional ways to control flies because flies are drawn to the light, lured by their brightness until they fall into the trap.

UV Fly Light Traps are ideal for use in settings and situations where using traditional fly sprays or chemicals would not be appropriate, or where discreet, low profile control is desired such as kitchens, restaurants, or store fronts.

Why Fly Lights Are So Effective

Fly lights emit fluorescent UV light which act as an attractant to flies and other insects. When combined with sticky traps (which our selection of fly lights are), the flies will move towards the light and become stuck in the trap, unable to escape. These glue strips are removable and replaceable so once flies are caught in them, they can easily be disposed of. Fly lights bring many benefits to homeowners as a means of control. Ultraviolet rays are not harmful to people or pets, unlike most insecticides and there is no unpleasant odors.  Ultraviolet rays attract a wide range of flying insects, not just flies.  Many ultraviolet fly traps are designed to look like ordinary light fixtures, making them perfect for discreet control in public venues.

Tips on Using Fly Lights

A fly light shouldn’t be your only means of fly control but rather an element to a full fly control program which includes sanitation, exclusion and prevention.

  • Place the light ideally in the middle of the room so bugs will be attracted to one area and won’t be as likely to fly around the whole structure.
  • Avoid placing lights near areas where food is prepared or served, and make sure to keep it at eye level.  
  • Light should not reflect to the outside, such as windows and doors.
  • Perform regular maintenance of your fly lights, making sure to replace the light bulbs at least once a year. The dimmer the lights are, the less effective they will be to attract flies.
  • Check and clean traps often, replacing full sticky traps to allow the light to do its job effectively.

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How Do I Get Rid of Flies In My Home With Fly Lights?

Although visitors don’t usually cringe at a random fly unless it’s hovering around food, these pests can still become quite annoying. Homeowners have found a number of ways to rid themselves of flies over the decades, but for some reason, few have stumbled onto fly lights. These aren’t the “zapper” lights that are seen on front porches, and in fact, typical fly lights are sometimes more effective than the traditional zapper.



How do Fly Lights Attract Flies?

The mechanism of attracting flies is all important for a fly light. The lights inside of these devices are usually high-output ultraviolet (UV) bulbs. This type of lighting attracts flies, and several other insects for that matter, that may be flying around. What’s even better is the fact that these lights don’t automatically zap, kill, and leave a fly dead on the floor.

The UV bulbs, which can easily be replaced when necessary, don’t harm flies at all. Luckily, the pests still never make it out alive.

How do Fly Lights Kill Flies?

The fly lights themselves do not kill bugs. The glue boards inside of them, however, trap the insects and ensure that they’ll never be a nuisance again. Additionally, glue boards instilled with pheromones can be used to ensure that flies go right into the trap.

Living with flies isn’t a necessity, and due to the nature of fly lights, these devices can even be used indoors. This means homeowners can save the zappers for outside and the less invasive fly lights for the indoors.


How do Fly light traps work?

Fly light traps are an ingenious invention because it uses what flies love against them: fluorescent light! Flies have an irresistable attraction to light. Why? Well there are several theories on why this is so.  For a flying insect, light serves brings them some element of security, especially when they are not sure where they are and feel that their life is threatened by a human being or other predator that is seeking to end them.  As a result, flies tend to naturally gravitate towards a light with the hopes of finding refuge from harm.

This is the reason why on a dark night you will find hundreds of insects--from flies to moths and mosquitoes, hovering towards a street light or even a patio lamp. While what we explained is one out of several theories that have been developed as to why flies love to go near light, there isn't a solid scientific reason as to why flying insects have a tendency to do this.

What is interesting to note is that, not all insects are attracted to light sources; as a matter of fact, cockroaches loathe light which is why you see them scatter in the middle of the night when you turn on the kitchen light and disturb their lounging in darkness. Biologically, insects like cockroaches who are repelled by lights have negative phototaxis as opposed to insects which are drawn to light have positive phototaxis; almost all flying insects have positive phototaxis which makes them susceptible to fly light traps.

These devices have a light source that attracts insects and an electric metallic grid that lies between the light and a safety cover that protects humans and pets from accidentally receiving electric shocks. Insect light traps are connected to a standard electrical outlet; insects try to fly towards the light source and meet with the electric grid where they are electrocuted and die almost instantly. The dead insects fall down into a collection pan that has to be emptied frequently.

Why Fly Lights Are Great For Restaurants

Fly lights are fantastic for restaurants and are one of our top recommendations for fly control for restaurants. As you all may know, flies love our food and will hover over it and potentially contaminate the food by landing directly on the food. Flies found in a restaurant are basically a death knell to the establishment. People will leave the restaurant and advise others not to go because of "that fly problem".


How to get rid of flies in restaurants are something that restaurant managers desperately try to look up for the livelihood of their business. While there are fly control sprays that can be used in a restaurant, the odor of fly control sprays is off-putting, you don't want your customers to smell that or even see you spraying it around the restaurant. This is why a fly light comes in handy. They are a food safe alternative to fly control sprays.


These are great to set up in the kitchen to trap flies and they can even be placed around outdoor seating to trap flies hanging around right outside the establishment. You can even use ultraviolet fly traps inside the restaurant itself at times because certain fly traps are inconspicuous and looks like normal lighting. Flies will be getting trapped without the customers even knowing it. So if you're wracking your brain about how to get rid of flies in restaurants or asking yourself, "How do I get rid of flies in my home?", a commercial fly light is your best option.


The benefits of using insect light traps

They're effective: The main reason insect lights are so popular is that they are very effective when compared to the other means of trapping flies. The ultraviolet light used in fly light traps not only make them effective at night but also during the day. They are a lot more versatile than plain glue strips on their own because fly lights can trap all types of flying insects and not just flies.

They're safe: Fly light traps require no use of potentially toxic chemicals and are really just "set it and forget it" type products. These safe products can be placed a safe distance away from children or pets so they will not be able to reach the fly light yet still does a good job to eliminate unwanted flying insects. Simply hang the traps on the ceiling like a regular light fixture and let it go to work.

Longer Lasting that Sticky Fly Traps:
While a glue board or sticky glue fly trap  has to be replaced frequently, an insect light trap can work for multiple years without any trouble as long as it's shielded from rain and snow. You may have to change the bulb when it burns out or replace the glue board in the trap once it's packed to capacity with trapped insects, but a fly light can last you quite a long while before you see dimishing returns.

Less active fly control: Fly light traps are a passive means of fly control which works.There's no need for you to grab a fly swatter or spray around your home. Simply switch on the light trap and let it control the fly infestation for you. You will only need to swap out the glue boards every once and a while or clean out the collection pan..

They're Low Maintenance: Fly ight traps are sturdy contraptions that need little or no maintenance and have an average life span of a few years.

Are you convinced? If so, order yourself a commercial fly light today for your home or business and finally get rid of those pesky flies once and for all.


Want more information on how to get rid of flies in your home? For more DIY fly control tips and recommendations, please visit our DIY fly control page.


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