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.
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.
many unit(s) do I need ?
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.
should unit(s) be located?
Paraclipse® Terminator placement - In kitchen areas and other non-public areas of
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.
the units be used to catch other flying insects?
primary focus of the units is to catch flies. However, any other flying
insect attracted to ultraviolet light will be attracted to these units.
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 catridge?
No. The speed of the cartridge is factory set for the optimal catch effectiveness. However, if needed, the cartridge can be advanced manually.
the cartridge be rewound for reuse?
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.
I replace the UV lamp and/or cartridge with items from the local hardware
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®.
unit(s) be used outdoors?
No. These units are not approved for outdoor use.
Are these traps USDA and FDA approved?
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.
colors do you offer?
The very attractive cover can be easily painted to fit any
decor. The outer shell of the Insect Inn Ultra and Paraclipse® Fly Patrol will accept any Krylon paint. Do not
paint the back surface of the shell top or the light slits in the front of the unit, these areas are essential to the effectiveness
of the unit!
Note: If the unit has been painted, it is non-returnable.
1"Handbook of Pest Control", 8th edition, Arnold Mallis, 1997, Mallis Handbook & Technical Training Co.