FEND is a trap for flying insects which regularly eliminates flying insects without the use of harmful chemical insecticides. It can remain plugged in so that it works day in and day out. Said item eliminates any bothersome insects, provides continuous protection 24 / 7 and has no chemical insecticides. This item is perfect for eliminating fruit flies, house flies, moths, and mosquitoes. What’s perhaps most important is that the company guarantees you will see visible results in just 30 days.
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When you order, you get one plug in and two cartridges. You can opt for their special buy one get one free deal but you are still on the hook for the shipping costs.
Use of this trap is intended to lure and catch any insects that fly. This includes gnats, moths, fleas, fruit flies, house flies, mosquitoes, midges, and any other insects attracted to the UV LED lights or blue lights.
This plug in can be used around pets, children, or the elderly. The whole kit is free from insecticides. No chemicals are dispersed into the air to either kill or attract the insects nor is anything sprayed from the device. Having said that, neither children nor pets should be allowed to handle it or play with it, as the device still is a pest control item.
The plug in itself is made primarily from polycarbonate plastic, though the company does not explain that else it is made from. This “trap” used to catch the insects is made from an adhesive glue.
This offer is not available in stores yet, which means you are stuck paying the shipping and handling.
- Expensive Refills
You are required to keep buying new cartridge refills if you want to keep using this product, which can get pricey. The only way to avoid the regular shipping and handling is to place a large order. This lets you take advantage of the buy one get one free option, but then you are still on the hook for the shipping costs for each set.
- Limited Shipping Locations
Right now the company, for reasons unknown, cannot accept orders from Kansas, Hawaii, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, New York, Nevada, Indiana, Puerto Rico, Wyoming, the Virgin Islands, or Washington D. C.
How to Use (Step by Step)
- Plug it in
Unwrap the package and snap the cartridge into place. Then plug that unit into any wall outlet in your home.
- Watch it Work
Let it start working. FEND “attracts” flying insects by using a blue light and a UV LED light. Having these two lights attracts an array of flying insects. When they go into the opening of the cartridge, they are stuck to the adhesive pad that is located on the inside. Since they are stuck, they cannot get free and eventually they dehydrate and die.
Once the cartridge is full, throw it away and put in a replacement.
How it's Different from Competitors
This product is decidedly healthier than other elimination products out there. The closest thing to this is a mixture between the fly traps which hang outside or inside, collecting bugs, and fly paper. With the hanging units, a sweet mixture and water is contained inside such that it lures in the flying bugs. However, once they are inside, they remain trapped until they die of roughly the same causes. As they lay dying, they are an eyesore for your home, flying around inside of the translucent container. Fly paper has the same sticky paper as is used in this trap, but it hangs down. This means there is nothing to attract the flying insects to it. Instead, they have to ( hopefully ) make their way to it. Once this happens, they are stuck to the paper and slowly dehydrate the same as with FEND. Meanwhile create a terrible eyesore in your home and a potential mess for anyone who accidentally walks into it. Comparable fly traps use sound or light to keep the flying things out of the home, lure them in where they get zapped by electricity, and almost anything in between. So far, this is one of the only devices on the market that uses the same light combines, stick adhesives, but doesn’t require you to touch. When disposing of it, you never come into direct contact with the dead insects unlike other traps. Instead, you just remove the full cartridge and toss it out.
Tips & Tricks
- Where to Put it
These plug ins were designed to work inside any place in your home where there is an electrical outlet. Locations such as entryways, kitchens, and garages are ideal locations to place them, as they tend to catch the majority of flying insects in these locations. You should avoid plugging them in where the curtains, corners of your home, or furniture might get in the way of the flying insects making their way inside of the trap. Users should additionally avoid plugging them in front of a door, opposite a door, or behind a door, as these three locations can also cause obstructions and reduce the effectiveness of the traps. If you have a large room, you should put two traps at least inside to cover the full space. Be sure to avoid placing them outdoors. If you place the traps outdoors, they might become damaged by the weather which will stop them from properly working.
- Costly Refills
It is important to keep the plug in and any refills or start pack containers in their original packaging for storage, or in a zip lock bag in normal temperature and living conditions. You would do well to keep all of the above from dirt, and out of water.
If you keep the plug in device and the refills on hand, you can maintain them in an unopened package for two years on a shelf. Once it has been removed and you plug it into your outlet, it will last for the duration of, as the company puts it, one bug season. After you remove the refill and put it into a device that is plugged in, the company recommends that you continue replacing the refills every two weeks to one month. This will help you to achieve optimum performance. The company even states that you should refill the original starter kit at the same rate, even though they market it as containing a powerful adhesive pad that can last for months.
Keeping this device plugged in full time comes to a total electrical cost of less than five cents per month based on average electricity costs.
In order to get refills, you have to pay six dollars per refill plus an additional four dollars in shipping and handling fees. The same restrictions about which states cannot receive shipments apply to the refills. This means they cannot ship to Colorado, Hawaii, Washington D. C. , Wyoming, New Mexico, Maine, Kansas, Indiana, New York, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, or the U. S. Virgin Islands.
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