There are flies in my salad! Rewind: You have left work. There are still a few hours of sun left and you’ve stayed at the corner bar with that childhood friend that you haven’t seen for decades. You order potatoes, tapas and some canes with lemon to celebrate the reunion, but you have not noticed that a fly has perched on your Russian salad. By the way, do you remember Juan and his tortilla skewer?
This may be the beginning of a true nightmare, because these annoying flying insects are carriers of a whole range of dangerous diseases such as cholera, dysentery, hepatitis, salmonella or typhoid fever, to name a few, and their presence is greater precision in the summer when they take advantage to reproduce and in which – affected by the smell of food – they are often frequent visitors to bars, terraces and other open spaces for social gathering.
We have studied these insects closely and their impact on our daily lives, which goes beyond being a public health or food safety problem. In fact, in the commercial premises, the presence of flies has an impact in terms of reputation and an associated economic cost.
45% of businesses that have suffered fly infestations have also presented significant economic losses, which has led to foodservice or service businesses allocate an important annual budget line to control these pests and thus also avoid possible penalties. administrative.
As a company concerned with pest control and environmental hygiene, from Rentokil Initial we have launched our range of Lumia insectocaptors that, unlike other devices, use energy-saving LED lights that adapt according to the ambient brightness.
But the fundamental advantage of Lumia over the other devices is in its operation: the flies are attracted by the LED lights and – when coming into contact with the device – they are encapsulated in an adhesive film that is wound on a reel. In this way, they remain inside the device and not on the floor of the establishment, eliminating any risk of cross-contamination, as with similar devices.
The Ultimate version has 3 black LED lamps and a horizontal range 40% higher than the fluorescent tubes, which increases its attractiveness while saving energy by 60%. This version of the device is specially designed for very demanding environments and with zero tolerance to the presence of fly pests, such as the food and pharmaceutical industry, hypermarkets and warehouses.
Standard, the first to be launched, has two LED lamps and is recommended for spaces such as supermarkets, restaurant kitchens, hotels, and dining rooms. For its part, the most recent model is smaller and has one of the lowest energy consumption on the market with its only 11W LED bulb, for use in bars and coffee shops, small food shops and other facilities with presence Moderate flies.