Metered Pyrethrin Aerosol for Killing Flies
Metered aerosols that contain natural pyrethrins are used in certain
indoor areas to control flies, gnats and flying insects. A metered aerosol
is one that contains a certain number of applications. With most aerosols,
the mist or spray is dispensed as long as the actuator or spray button is
pressed. When the actuator of a metered aerosol is pressed, only one burst
of spray is dispersed from the aerosol can. To spray more than once you
must release the actuator and press it again. It is in this manner that
the amount of aerosol sprayed is metered or measured.
Metered aerosols are designed to be used in metered
aerosol dispensers (also known as Fly
Machines by pest control services) which automatically dispense materials on
regular timed basis. Original machines were made to spray once about every
half hour. Aerosol cans last about 1 month at this rate.
Advanced technology has allowed the development of dispensers which allow more
flexible uses. Timers allow for sprays as often as every 5 minutes and up
to 30 minutes. Photocells now allow aerosols to be sprayed in a dark room,
lighted room or both. These photocells give the owner the choice of
spraying only when lights are turned on, only when it is dark or fully
functional 24 hours each day. This option saves product and money.
Metered aerosols can contain insect spray or air
deodorizers. The most popular aerosol dispensers are battery
powered. Some models of dispensers have a small indicator light that shows
the strength of the battery. Other light features also let you know when
it is time to replace empty cans. This is possible because the majority of
the cans hold exactly 3,000 squirts or sprays.
There have been various sizes of aerosols made in this manner over the
years but the standard used the majority of the time is a can that contains
about 6 ounces of product. This particular size contains 3,000 sprays per
Insect Spray for Fly Control
Purge III is a good example of metered pyrethrin
aerosols. The active ingredients (Pyrethrins and a synergist) are higher than most hand-held fly sprays. Many hand-held
over-the-counter fly sprays contain no more than 0.125% natural
pyrethrins. Professional hand-held fly sprays usually contain 0.50%
natural pyrethrins. Purge III contains 0.97% natural pyrethrins. As you can see, the amount of
pyrethrins contained in Purge makes a powerful tool for use in
areas where fruit flies, gnats
and the common house fly or mosquitoes
are an indoor problem.
When used as directed in an aerosol dispenser, each can of fly spray can
cover up to 5,000 cubic feet of space with each dispensed spray. The
aerosols are designed to produce very tiny droplets of material that are light
weight. This lightness allows the droplets to "float" about the
area instead of merely falling to the floor as would a large drop of
water. As these particles float about the room, insects flying in the area
are killed. It is in this manner that certain areas of businesses or homes
are kept free of flies, gnats and other indoor flying pests.
The tiny droplets are large enough to kill flies but not large enough to pose
threats to humans or pets when used as directed. Most metered pyrethrin
aerosols are labeled for use in areas where food is served, as long as they are
placed a certain distance away from tables in dining areas. Each brand of
fly spray might contain varying amounts of pyrethrins; read and follow the
labeled instructions for safe and effective use.
When flying insects are not present the aerosol dispensers can either be turned
off or the pyrethrin aerosols can be replaced with scented air
fresheners or deodorizers. Modern dispensers should be powered by
good, alkaline batteries due to the additional features of the machines.
Cheap batteries should not be used as they usually do not allow the dispensers
to work at full capacity. Cheaper batteries must also be replaced on a
more frequent basis. For best overall results, choose an alkaline battery
for your aerosol dispenser.
Purge III - Pyrethrin
aerosol that contain 3,000 metered sprays. Can be purchased individually
or in case of 12 cans.
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