Why is it important to control flies?
House flies have been shown to carry the disease organisms causing typhoid fever, cholera, summer diarrhea, dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax and ophthalmia, as well as parasitic worms.¹ Flies contaminate food and they have been linked to many illnesses including those caused by E-coli, Salmonella, and Streptococci. ¹ “Handbook of Pest Control”, 8th edition, Arnold Mallis, 1997, Mallis Handbook & Technical Training Co.
How do Paraclipse® fly traps work?
These units are non-zapping, non-toxic fly traps! They utilize ultraviolet light to attract flies and other flying insects to the trap (flies find UV irresistible). The flies are then lured to the glue on the slowly moving auto-advancing cartridge by the food scents, decoys on the trapping surface, and sex pheromones that gives the units powerful trapping capabilities.
How many unit(s) do I need ?
Most restaurants, convenience stores, and other food service establishments need 2 or more Insect Inn Ultra™ units for the customer area and 1 or more Paraclipse Terminator™ units for the kitchen, food storage areas, etc. However, the number of units needed is best determined by the square footage of your establishment. Here are the square foot coverage areas for each product: Fly Patrol: 1,000; Insect Inn Ultra I: 2,500; Insect Inn Ultra II: 4,000; Terminator Wall Mount: 4,000; Terminator Dual Side: 10,000; Mosquito Eliminator: Based on Line of Sight.
Where should unit(s) be located?
Paraclipse Terminator placement: In kitchen areas and other non-public areas of restaurants.
Insect Inn Ultra placement: Service passageways between kitchen and seating area of restaurant; above deli/pastry cases; restaurant walls away from windows; above dirty dish collection areas; and food order counters. Line of sight placement is important–flies must have direct view of UV light. Units should be installed just above eye level to avoid view of lamp(s) and cartridge.
Mosquito Eliminator placement: In outdoor areas away from your eating or gathering place.
Can the units be used to catch other flying insects?
The primary focus of the units is to catch flies. However, any other flying insect attracted to ultraviolet light will be attracted to these units.
Why use an auto advancing cartridge?
The auto advancing cartridge makes changing the cartridge more sanitary and easier. The cartridge system rolls the trapped flies into the cartridge so you never handle the fly covered trapping surface. It holds up to 10 times the capacity of a standard glueboard. The advancement also continuously exposes a fresh trapping surface; glueboards often become useless after only a few days.
Can I change the speed of the cartridge?
No. The speed of the cartridge is factory set for the optimal catch effectiveness. However, if needed, the cartridge can be advanced manually following this procedure: Remove the cartridge from unit, manually advance, then replace in unit. The manual advance does not work if cartridge is still on the motor-driven spindle–trying to turn the advance knob can damage the drive train.
Can the cartridge be rewound for reuse?
No. Our auto advancing cartridge is for single use only. There is a risk of exposure to bacterial contaminated surface by rewinding the cartridge. USDA and FDA have regulations preventing these type of exposures.
Can I replace the UV lamp and/or cartridge with items from the local hardware store?
No. The UV lamps used in our units have special characteristics designed to catch the flying insects. These UV lamps are designed specifically for Paraclipse. The cartridge is a patented cartridge and can be purchased from a Paraclipse supplier or directly from Paraclipse.
Can unit(s) be used outdoors?
Only the Mosquito Eliminator is designed for outdoor use. The Fly Patrol, Insect Inn Ultra I & II, and Terminator are designed for indoor use only.
Does the Mosquito Eliminator catch other types of insects?
The Mosquito Eliminator was designed to be quite specific to mosquitoes. However, it will also catch other small insects that are attracted to the same light frequency and attractants in the unit. The design is intended to keep most larger insects, including moths and beetles, out of the capture area, however non-mosquito insects small enough to enter the trap may be caught. The Mosquito Eliminator is quite effective capturing “midges” which are a problem in many lake communities.
Are these traps USDA and FDA approved?
Yes. Our family of fly trapping units pose none of the contamination risks of chemical fly control systems. Our trapping system is environmentally friendly and largely biodegradable. They meet all applicable USDA and FDA guidelines.
Are colors available?
The Fly Patrol and Ultra I & II units are available in metallic silver, gold, black and wood-tone brown to fit in most customer areas where white is not the best choice. Colored unit covers are available with new units or as replacements. A nominal up-charge applies to colored unit covers.
All returns must have an Return Merchandise Authorization number (RMA#). Return shipping fees are at the customer’s expense. Please call 800.854.6379. Returns for restock are subject to a 15% restocking fee; freight charges are not refundable. Any damage or discrepancies must be reported to Paraclipse within 30 days of receipt of shipment. Call 800.854.6379, Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM, CST.
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