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A fly infestation can spell disaster – they’re one of the most likely insects to cause damage and disruption to a business. There are, astonishingly, 120,000 species worldwide, with approximately 18,000 found in North America alone, posing a health risk to staff, customers and livestock by spreading disease and contaminating goods.
Flies have a short lifecycle. They multiply rapidly, with some fly species able to mature from eggs to adults in just seven days. As you can imagine, this can cause a lot of turmoil for businesses.
Prevention is, more often than not, better than the cure. But these days, there is heightened awareness about the need to protect the environment – focusing on sustainability in response to the climate crisis. Gone are the days when the solution to eradicate fly infestations was the push for automobiles as a means to reduce demand for horses and the manure associated with them.
A recent poll shows that Gen Z is more concerned about the environment than any previous generation and sustainability remains a key consideration for consumers in 2021, with 32% of consumers highly engaged with adopting a more sustainable lifestyle.
In fact, Gen Z is adopting more sustainable behaviours than any other group. So much so, 45% stopped purchasing certain brands because of ethical or sustainability concerns. From reduced packaging to clarity on the sourcing of products, consumers want brands to take the lead.
A recent Boston Consulting Group (BCG) survey found that people are more concerned about addressing environmental challenges and 87% said companies should integrate environmental concerns into their products, services and operations more than they have in the past.
With nearly 40% of millennials choosing a job because of company sustainability, your business could attract consumers and staff with the same values. And with an increase in insecticide resistance from flies and also businesses – that want non-toxic solutions, it’s important to take a proactive, preventative approach against infestations to ensure that the risk is managed.
HACCP-approved, Lumnia has helped Rentokil to provide a powerful solution that has also protected the environment since its introduction four years ago. By adopting the Lumnia family, your organisation can create its own sustainability success story and take advantage of the following four benefits – plus many more.
1. The lowest energy consumption lamp on the market
Lumnia LED lamps save up to 79% energy compared to fluorescent bulb ILTs when using their unique adaptive mode technology. Lumnia Compact, Standard, Ultimate and Suspended all feature adaptive mode options where you can opt to increase or decrease the power output of the lamps, without significantly compromising the efficacy of the unit.
2. Energy savings of up to £10,5122
Lumnia could save businesses up to £10,512 in energy costs by replacing a Lumnios 4 suspended with a Lumnia Suspended. There are also tangible energy savings across the Lumnia family range. For example, there could be up to an £8,800 saving on energy costs by replacing a Luminos 3 with a Lumnia Standard3.
3. 67% reduction in lamp waste
Lumnia LED lamps need replacing once every three years as opposed to fluorescent bulbs that need to be replaced every year. This means that for every three fluorescent bulbs, you only need one Lumnia LED lamp, thereby reducing your lamp waste by 67%.
As a result of not having to change the lamps more than once every three years, Rentokil has managed to reduce lamp waste by 750,000 units, making Lumnia more environmentally friendly than existing ILTs. Furthermore, Lumnia LED lamps do not use any mercury and boast zero-toxic chemicals.
4. Reduction in carbon emissions
Lumnia can help businesses be sustainable with a 62% reduction in carbon emissions. Over just four years, based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, Lumnia has saved 26,600 tonnes of CO2 – that’s equivalent to powering over 3,200 homes for a year.
The Lumnia range is brought to you by Rentokil, the global leader in pest control. We understand that protecting the health of your employees and customers also protects your reputation. With over 19,000 qualified technicians worldwide, we have extensive experience across a wide range of industry sectors.
In 2020, Rentokil Initial was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation for the development of differentiated products that included Lumnia – the first commercial range of LED fly control units.
Planet Mark has certified that Rentokil’s Lumnia LED range demonstrates 62% lower carbon emissions when compared to our previous Luminos range that used fluorescent bulbs. The certification was achieved in November 2019.
At Rentokil, we safeguard your reputation by taking a dual approach, incorporating both preventative and responsive strategies to help protect your business with a consistent, continuous pest-control programme.
Developed with innovative patented LED technology, our Lumnia range of insect light traps are designed to attract, kill and encapsulate insects hygienically, eliminating the risk of contamination.