One of the most unwanted visitors in the food service sector is flies. The little pests may ruin a brand’s reputation and give the bar owners and restaurants tremendous issues.
A severe hygiene concern arises from a fly infestation. Flies can cause the most harm in restaurants because of the conditions there, which is unfortunate. Numerous illnesses, including cholera, typhoid, and tuberculosis, are known to be spread by flies. Flies consume decomposing organic garbage, then spread diseases from their feet to surfaces used for preparing and consuming human food.
Sanitize Your Space
Keeping your facility clean is vital to preventing flies. Store foods in airtight containers. New raw food should be refrigerated. Food and sugar attract flies. Thus, food spills must be cleaned up. Trash must be removed regularly. Fly-attracting trash cans should be covered and properly disposed of.
Regular washing of the utensils, floors, surfaces, machines, and equipment will ensure extra sanitation around the institution. Dispose of the food that has already expired and keep away all empty bottles that contain sugary drinks. Clean and inspect food preparation and production locations to prevent breeding and feeding. Flies will be drawn even to the smallest amount of liquid or food, so it’s crucial to avoid this by checking for signs of infestation in distribution and storage areas, where spills can occur.
Keep Garbage Cans and Drains Clean
Controlling and identifying food facility flies like drain and fruit flies requires knowledge of pest categories. Sewage, drains, tanks, and wet compost attract drain flies. Fermented fruit and bread yeast attract fruit flies.
Cleaning and flushing the drain using drain cleaner prevents slime buildup and fly breeding. Keep containers empty, lids closed and cleaned periodically. It’s essential to bag dumpster contents to reduce dampness.
Maintain The Facility
Seal major cracks, holes, and pipelines. Keep doors closed and install screens on windows and vents. They circulate air without inviting intruders. Check exterior mortar joints, weather stripping, screens, and sealants—schedule repair maintenance. Flies may infiltrate even the smallest spaces. Flies enter through HVAC systems, drains, water pipelines, electrical conduits, and ventilation gaps.
To avoid this, fill gaps and holes around the building with weather-resistant sealant. Cracks and fissures on the floor can gather food, drinks, and other organic debris that attract bugs.
Consider Installing A Fan
Some flies have less powerful wings. Strong air movement provided by a fan will keep those flies from settling on vegetables, other exposed food items, or surfaces where they could lay eggs or spread contamination.
Pay Attention To Moisture
Sinks, ice chests, cleaning buckets, floors, and sewers are not only important places for water to collect but also for flies to breed. Keeping moisture and water sources to a minimum reduces fly infestation.
Why Is Fly Control Necessary In Restaurants?
Fly infestations are common, invasive, and prone to fly feeding on trash and animal feces. They are also very drawn to many different food items and food odors.
Collaborate with our skilled pest management team to eliminate the unique threats facing your food processing plant. Here at Fullscope Pest Control, we deliver the most effective pest control service with a plan designed specifically for your requirements and budget. We strictly adhere to established procedures and employ only non-hazardous chemicals.