Selection and placement of Insect Light Traps
Insect Light Traps (ILT’s) are an important non-insecticidal method to control flying insects. ILT’s attract flying insects by using Ultra-Violet light. Flying insects are drawn by the U.V. light and are either trapped on adhesive glue panels or electrocuted on an electrified grid. ILT’s work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ILT’s catch a variety of flying insects including house flies, bottle flies, yellow jackets, moths and beetles that contaminate food, affect our health, and are irritating. ILT’s are the best continuous tool for flying insect control, working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
PLANNING THE LOCATIONS FOR INSECT LIGHT TRAPS
Exterior: Identify the outside entry points. Place traps inside these areas to intercept flying insects as they enter a building.
- Employee entrances
- Visitor entrances
- Truck dock doors
- Garbage exit doors
Interior: Identify the most sensitive interior areas of the building where insects are unacceptable.