Get Rid of Drain Flies in Your Food-service Operation
Small flies can mean big problems for the sanitation and reputation of your foodservice business.
Get Rid of Drain Flies: Make Your Foodservice Operation a “No Fly Zone”
We can help you get rid of these nasty bugs
There’s nothing cute about the tiny flies often found in foodservice operations. Restaurants, commercial kitchens, and food processing plants struggle mightily to get rid of drain flies.
Whether they show up near drains, drip pans, garbage areas, or make their way to the front of the house, small flies can mean big problems for the reputation of your business. At best, they are a nuisance and can give customers the feeling that your establishment is dirty. At worst, they can potentially transfer pathogens from the unsanitary places they frequent. Fortunately, when the right maintenance procedures are followed, you can confidently control drain flies and turn your restaurant into an effective “no fly zone.”
Foodservice and food processing environments provide the perfect setting for drain flies to thrive. The availability of moist, warm conditions along with a ready food supply of organic waste material meets the requirements these insects need to live and breed. Specifically, the grease and organic matter that builds up on the walls of unmaintained drain pipes creates an ideal place for drain flies to lay their eggs. Cracks and cervices in floors or even broken food containers can also serve as breeding grounds if wet enough.
Some foodservice operations try to solve the drain fly problem by applying insecticides. This may treat exposed surfaces but is ineffective at reaching drain traps and covered areas where flies actually live. Pouring bleach down drains also does little good, as it doesn’t eliminate the organic matter that they like to feed on. While these winged insects can be quite annoying, the more important issue in foodservice