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  1. Why 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. They have been linked to many illnesses including those caused by E-coli, Salmonella, and Streptococci.
  2. How do fly traps work?
    These units are non-zapping, non-toxic fly traps! All units utilize ultraviolet light to attract flies to the trap (flies find UV irresistible). The flies are then lured to the glue on the slowly moving 60 day auto-advancing cartridge by the food scents, decoys on the trapping surface, and sex pheromones that gives the units powerful trapping capabilities. More information on how these fly traps work.
  3. How many units do I need ?
    Most Restaurants, Convenience Stores, and other Food Service establishments need 2 or more Insect Inn units for the customer area and 1 or more Terminator units for the Kitchen, Food storage areas, etc.
  4. Where should units be located?
    Paraclipse™Terminator placement - In kitchen areas and other non-public areas of restaurants. Paraclipse™ Insect Inn, Paraclipse™ Fly Patrol are designed specifially to be plased in public areas of restaurants and homes.
    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 lamps and cartridge.
  5. Can the Insect Inn Ultra and Terminator units be used to catch other flying insects?
    The primary focus of the units is to catch flies. However, any other flying insect attracted to ultraviolet light will be attracted to these units.
  6. Why use an auto advancing cartridge?
    The auto advancing cartridge makes changing the cartridge more sanitary and easier. The Paraclipse™ cartridge system rolls the trapped flies into the cartridge so you never handle the fly covered trapping surface. The Insect Inn Ultra™ has a surface area of almost 584 sq. inches. The average glue board only has 68 sq. inches.
  7. Can the cartridge be rewound for reuse?
    No. The 60 day 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.
  8. Can I replace the lamp or cartridge with items from a local hardware store?
    No. The lamps used in our units have special characteristics designed to catch the flying insects. These lamps are designed specifically for Paraclipse™. The cartridge is a patented cartridge and should be purchased from a Paraclipse™ supplier. To purchase replacement cartridges, uv lamps or supplies click here.
  9. Can units be used outdoors?
    No. These units not approved for outdoor use.
  10. What colors do you offer?
    The very attractive cover can be easily painted to fit any decor. The outer shell 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.
  11. Are Paraclipse Fly Control Systems effective in Log Cabin structures?
    Yes. Paraclipse flytraps are extremely effective in log cabin type structures. In fact one Fly Patrol unit is used in a Virginia log cabin to eliminate lady bugs, gnats, flies, and mosquitoes

1 'Handbook of Pest Control', 8th edition, Arnold Mallis, 1997, Mallis Handbook & Technical Training Co.

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