Fruit flies can be a great cause of annoyance and frustration throughout the restaurant industry, and for good reason. A serious fruit fly problem can develop if even the slightest bit of sanitation efforts fall to the wayside, which is likely in the hustle and bustle of the food industry. Learn what to look out for and how to prevent them while also maintaining your restaurant’s good reputation.
From Your Maryland and Virginia Pest Control Specialist: “The first thing we look at is the sanitation. We look at the drains, beneath the bar area, surfaces of the counters, and any areas of moisture or standing water.”
What Causes Fruit Flies?
- Trash: If trash is thrown into a container without a plastic bag, fruit flies will most assuredly gather and grow in numbers.
- Fruit: Damaged or overripe fruit or veggies should seemingly be an obvious fruit fly attraction, but many restaurants fail to note this. Throw rotten items away in a timely and effective manner.
- Spills: In the restaurant industry, it is easy to let a spill go unnoticed for a long period of time. It is important to stay on top of overall cleanliness, even in the hustle and bustle of the day.
Fruit flies should not be customers at your restaurant. Western Pest Services makes it a goal to maintain your business’ reputation through proper fly control and education for your employees. Take action now.