Musca domestica - look at domestic fly

Flies don't fly into the room equally through all holes. For example:

  • Doors/windows close to external sources of "luring" (landfill waste) are most vulnerable
  • Doors/windows/ventilation ducts, through which go out smells are in the second place vulnerable to insects
  • Doors/windows which are often opened and closed are in the third place vulnerable to insects
  • Doors/windows at sunny side attract more insects
  • Other holes should also be considered as a potential source of penetration by insects

Not all flies are equally attracted by the same stimulants, for example:

  • Males are more attracted by pheromones than females
  • “Hungry” flies are more sensitive to smells of food than satiated ones.
  • Satiated flies are more sensitive to light than to smells
  • Older insects are more attracted by sexual lures than by any other else
  • Older insects are more attracted by possible landing areas (looking for a companion)
  • Flies become less active by night , even when the light is switched on
  • Insect traps are more effective during the day than night

Classification of IP protection rate

Due to various conditions in rooms where Insect Exterminators can be installed, our company offers wide range of devices of different IP protection rate.
The tables below list the present system of classification of IP protection rate of cases of electronic devices.
IP level is an encoded number in accordance with standards IEC/EN 60529.
Encoding system consists of two digits, first of which informs about possible level of penetration of solids (first digit) and possible penetration of water (the other digit). The bigger the digit is the better protection rate against solids and water is provided.

First digit: Protection against external influence of solids.

0 No protection
1 Protection against > 50mm
2 Protection against particles > 12mm
3 Protection against particles > 2,5mm
4 Protection against particles > 1mm
5 Case protects against dust in a certain degree
6 Case is fully dustproof


Second digit: Protection against external influence of water.

0     No protection
1 Minimal protection against dripping water (movement in vertical direction)
2 Protection against dripping water (with max. deviation of the device of 15° from normal position)
3 Protection against rainwater (pouring at the angle of max. 60° from the horizontal line plane)
4 Protection against spraying water (non-direct stream doesn't cause any damage)
5 Protection against water from a hose (direct stream of water doesn't cause any damage )
6 Protection against rippling/foamed water (foamed water or hitting stream of water doesn't cause any damage)
7 Protection against water during short immersion (short immersion in water doesn't cause any damage)
8 Protection against water during long-lasting immersion (long-lasting immersion in deep water doesn't cause any damage)

Causes of penetration of flies into rooms

  • Intense smells of food (prepared dishes and articles, remains )
  • Opened door (both main and/or side)
  • Opened and draughty windows resulting in draughts
  • Ventilation system: extraction fans and wall and roof chimneys

How to prevent insects' penetration?

  • It is necessary to eliminate all factors attracting insects in the building i.e. rubbish chute and other sources, such as remains, fruit, meat, etc.
  • Cleaning areas where insects can land before they start looking for the entrance to the building
  • Catching them as quickly as possible by the entrance to rooms with the most effective UV light attraction - Insect Light Traps
  • Using all possible methods of using smelling lures – pheromones in order to obscure other smells.

Elements of mechanical protection

  • All doors should have good insulting
  • Installation of protective grids over windows
  • Using air curtains and automatic door closing devices
  • Minimizing the possibility of draughts
  • Protecting extraction fans and chimneys' exits with a metal grid

"Do you happen to know that one UVA tubes contains the amount of mercury, which could pollute 15 000 litres of drinking water?"

According to the EU requirements in the scope of health safety of food it is necessary to eliminate the risk of polluting food products with foreign substances (chemicals, glass, etc ) in the whole food industry.
Protecting lamps with special foil is aimed at preventing pieces of glass and chemical substances getting outside the lamp.
Using safe - coated UVA tubes is required by HACCP system.

Proper location of Insect Exterminators is very important in fighting insects in the most effective way.

Properly installed lamp should in shortest possible time eliminate insects.

Therefore a few important rules while choosing right place for "fly killers" should be followed.

  • Lamps should be installed at the height of 2m to 3,5m, the lower the better since insects like staying close to the floor, where they can find food.
  • Lamps should be mounted far from windows and sunlight.
  • Lamps should be located in the manner that allows them to be seen from every place of the room so that they can easily attract attention of insects flying into this room
  • Chose places of peaceful airflow
  • Lamps shouldn't be mounted close to other sources of light
  • Insect Exterminators should be installed so that they are pointed to the area they are to protect, for example perpendicularly /crosswise/ to source of light, perpendicularly to the corridor
  • If it is possible choose warmer places with the temperature above 27°C
  • As a rule of proper installation of Insect Exterminators is assumed lack of insects flying in the object
  • According to requirements of HACCP, lamps, while used in food industry, have to be laminated in order to prevent polluting with mercury and pieces of glass