August 18, 2021

Launching the FLYght Duo in 2021, Pestroniks MD, Carl Baptista, made a short presentation highlighting how Pest Management Professionals could be ahead in their markets with FLYght UV LED Insect Light Traps (ILTs). 

Pestroniks Innovations of Singapore designed the FLYght range to imitate carnivorous plant behavior of attracting insect prey using a UV glow and a sticky surface. 

Pestroniks ILT technology bio-mimics carnivorous plants to attract and trap filth flies inside buildings.

FLYght trap’s patented bio-Visual Enhancer (VE)+ coating emits a range UV wavelength like a carnivorous plant to attract flies that get stuck to the glue boards inside. 

The bio-VE+ surface differentiates FLYght from all other UV LED traps in the market, which rely only on UV emission.

FLYght traps UV LEDs face the back of the trap, and flies see the reflection of the UV on the bio-VE+ sheet, which attracts them. 

Pestroniks has optimized FLYght LEDs to emit UV wavelengths that elicit the most positive phototactic response in filth flies.

FLYght traps use universal glue boards that are standard across the globe and which a user can easily source. 

As the trap is light being less than 2 kg., you can even use two-sided sticky tape to fix the trap on walls. In addition, the trap comes with hinges to let users fix it five feet above the ground on walls. 

The trap’s 8 UV LEDs consume less than 10 W of electricity-generating enormous savings in power consumption.

FLYght LEDs are inherently glass-free and comply with HACCP and other food safety standards. 

Pestroniks’ three-year FLYght trap warranty covers any manufacturing defects and replaces the faulty component to let users have uninterrupted use of their purchases.

In regular UV fluorescent tube traps, the UV cures the glue on the boards, making them less effective as they harden and lose their ability to trap insects.

In FLYght traps, the UV does not fall directly on the glue boards letting them retain stickiness, last longer, and catch more effectively than conventional UV fluorescent tube traps. 

In Singapore, the government has mandated discontinuing fluorescent tube traps by 2023, and FLYght UV LED traps are the right choice to meet that requirement.

Pestroniks expects that such worldwide restrictions on fluorescent trap use will popularise FLYght UV LED traps.

Pestroniks continually tests FLYght traps at its laboratories and, in such tests, has found that its traps attract more quickly and trap more flies than conventional UV fluorescent tube traps. 

In addition, Pestroniks commissions independent test laboratories to evaluate its FLYght traps and shall soon share the results of such tests here.

The UV from FLYght LEDs remains constant throughout the 50,000-hour life of the light source, which is a significant difference from fluorescent tube UV, which continually declines to be almost nil by the end of the manufacturer’s stated life hours.

FLYght users are thus free from replacing the UV light source of their traps for five years.

Pestroniks has several plans lined up to enhance FLYght trap capability, including auto-dimming, fly count, species identification, and genus-specific glue boards. 

Pestroniks welcomes partners to commission such innovative technology for improved fly monitoring.

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