Best Spots to Place Kness Flies-No-More Solar Traps
Albia, IA (November 11, 2019) – Before you start noticing files around your home or business, it’s a great idea to get a preventative game-plan ready for a potential fly infestation. While you may arm yourself with a flyswatter, that method of dealing with flies is highly inefficient. More passive systems, like the Kness Flies-No-More™ Solar Trap, is a perfect solution for a more long-term approach to tackling issues with flies – for indoor and outdoor areas. There are many places flies commonly frequent in these environments. We’ve assembled some best practices for the most effective spots to place traps – like Kness Flies-No-More – and a few other preventative measures you can use to ensure these insects don’t get out of hand.
While indoors, the common house fly generally gravitates to vertical surfaces, preferring corners and edges to rest on. House flies will also gather near floors, walls, and ceilings. Their behaviors vary as daytime shifts to nighttime. At night, flies will find resting places near sources of food that have been found during the day. Files-No-More is perfect for these variables. The trap is made with pre-formed openings on the base that allows for easy vertical or horizontal installation on a wall or high surface where flies congregate. This trap is also designed to attract flies with a solar-powered LED light and a scented glue board.
Flies are not only sensitive and attracted to light, but these busy insects are also drawn to temperature fluctuations as well. House flies are inclined to seek out enclosed areas when the seasons change. During the summer, the hot outside air compels them to search for cooler temperatures indoors. The reverse happens in winter, with the cold air forcing the insects to find warmer places to hide. Placing the Flies-No-More trap near high traffic areas can take care of house, barn, and cluster flies as they search for shelter.
For exterior surroundings, flying pests can be found on plants, fences, garbage cans, and other solid surfaces. Their behavior outside mimics their indoor activities, looking for food sources and a temperate place to rest. When considering trap placement, it is a good idea to keep it near garbage cans or areas where people might commonly gather. During the cooler days, set the traps in sunny areas. And when the days are warmer, place Flies-No-More in shady areas.
There are plenty of other preventative measures that one can take to stop flies from invading the home or business. Flies do not tend to infest places with conditions that are not beneficial for them. Two methods of approaching the issue are eliminating food sources and sealing up possible entry points.
Keeping the kitchen clean in a timely manner and washing dishes regularly after use is a great place to start. Remove food, crumbs, and fruit from out in the open. Eliminate as many potential food sources as possible. This includes keeping a lid on garbage cans or dumpsters.
To stop flies from entering a building, it is suggested that exterior vents and windows have screens. Seal cracks and crevices leading into the structure with caulking or foam. Be sure to replace bad weather stripping. If you see light coming through a door or crevice, flies will be able to sense the temperature difference and enter through those spaces.
For more information about the Kness Flies-No-More Solar Trap or other Kness Pest Defense products, browse the “Pest Control Products” tab of www.kness.com.