GENUS® SURVEY, INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE
- Start outside the building – Note the most likely sources of insects – i.e. breeding sites such as dumpsters, drainage, farms etc.
- Walk from outside to the inside of the building – a. Establish the likely entry points for flying insects – b. Determine the natural path the insects might take as they move through the building – c. Consider how windows, doors, lighting and air movement might guide insects along.
- Grade the areas of the building according to level of risk – low, medium and high.
- Define front and back of house areas that need flying insect control equipment.
- Plan the specific locations for Insect Light Traps.
General Placement Guidelines
- It is recommended that ILTs are wall mounted 6.5ft (2m) from the ground, the typical height of a fly’s flight path, and where they can be easily accessed to be serviced.
- ILTs should not be positioned where they may be damaged e.g. in passageways, in the way of maintenance staff or fork lift trucks.
- Position ILTs so that they intercept flies before they can enter critical areas.
- Position ILTs so that insects are drawn away from the area that is being protected.
- Do not place ILTs over food preparation, packaging or processing areas.
- Replace consumables regularly
- Glue boards should be changed every four weeks.
- Lamps should be changed every 12 months prior to peak insect season in Spring.
- Keep ILTs clean and free from debris by servicing and cleaning them on a regular basis.