Fly Traps Are Safer to Use Than SpraysFly traps that use ultraviolet (UV) or pheromones are generally safer to use indoors than conventional space sprays or surface sprays. There are certain situations that call for the use of insecticide sprays to kill flies but care should be taken before using such products.
When dealing with house flies, cluster flies or other such pests that tend to congregate on large surfaces, a broadcast spray is an ideal pest control method but not all surfaces should be treated in such a manner. The exterior surfaces of buildings as well as inner and outer surfaces of dumpsters are good examples of places where surface sprays are acceptable in most cases. Wettable powder formulations such as Cynoff WP and Demon WP are usually best for these jobs.
Broadcasting an insecticide spray over vast areas of indoor, residential walls is simply not good pest control. When faced with a fly problem, the species of fly and locale of the infestation dictate the desired method of control.
Fly traps are not as invasive to people and pets as are insecticides that when sprayed over large areas create a tremendous amount of airborne particles. Except for times when faced with Cluster Fly problems, most indoor flies should be controlled by locating and eliminating all possible entry points, locating and eliminating all possible food sources which are also breeding sources. After these steps are taken you might sometimes find that annoying flies are still a problem in a home or even in restaurants.
Keeping flies out of a structure and limiting foods in which they live,
feed and breed is the most important part of fly control. Restaurants
and other commercial food handling areas are constantly fighting infestations of
gnats, fruit flies, Phorid Flies, house flies and a host of other flying
insects. These fly problems are not limited to commercial
establishments. Residential buildings are not immune to this problem and
such buildings often have to resort to the use of the same high tech fly traps
as do businesses.
When choosing a fly trap, the size of the area to be
covered is very important. Many of our customers will (in their
frustration) purchase an ultraviolet trap that is entirely too large for the
job. In these cases we encourage our clients to use a smaller, less
powerful trap or to use a series of traps. The most powerful indoor fly
trap that uses UV powered bulbs is the 80 watt Fly Trap Professional. This
is an ideal device for large kitchens or warehouses where foods are stored or