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Tips to Keeping Flies Out and Patrons In at Your Restaurant

images Tips to Keeping Flies Out and Patrons In at Your RestaurantFlies in your restaurant can be harmful to both the food and your reputation. Infestations of fruit flies, moths and other “small flies” are very common during warmer months. Should these insects make their way into your restaurant, they can pose a serious threat to the food coming out of your kitchen because each fly can potentially carry billions of dangerous microorganisms which can cause illnesses like salmonella, shingles and E. coli which may also lead to food poisoning or respiratory infections.

The good news is that there are several things you can do to prevent and manage flies. Here are some tips to keeping flies out and patrons in at your restaurant:

Reduce clutter

In many cases, flies are drawn to your restaurant by strong food odors. You can minimize these odors by:

  • Regularly rotating produce stock
  • Ensure that garbage cans are emptied frequently
  • Line recycle bins to reduce spillage
  • Address kitchen and dining room spills quickly.
  • Use anti-bacterial cleaners to ensure that drains are free of organic material that may attract fruit flies.

Blow flies away

An air door is a special device that can be used to keep flying insects out of your restaurant. It works by creating forceful turbulence that prevents flies from entering your eatery. Installing an air door at each point of entry in your restaurant will help keep these tiny pests out. Alternatively, installing an extra set of doors can create an added barrier to keep flies out and patrons in.

Call a professional

A trained technician can identify potential factors that may be attracting the flies and help guard your restaurant against them. Once they have been exterminated, a technician can help your eatery develop a strong prevention plan to keep them from coming back in the future.

Having flies around your restaurant is bad for business. Not only is it a nuisance to your customers, but it is also unsanitary and harmful to your kitchen. When your business needs help handling flies, contact Clegg’s online or phone at 888-672-5344.

 

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Controlling Flies at Your Factory When the Windows Are Open

800px Fly   Muscidae 300x200 Controlling Flies at Your Factory When the Windows Are OpenRegardless of a factory’s business, from clothing manufacturing to food distribution, employees and products need to be free from bothersome insects. Disease and distraction are two negative aspects of flies infiltrating a factory. If they tend to fly through open factory windows, and installing screens is not an option, there are other ways to stop flies from inviting themselves indoors.

Light Traps

Current theories hold that flies use lights, such as the sun or moon, as navigational aids. You have surely seen flies, mosquitoes and other insects hovering around an outside light on a summer night. Using this theory against flies, add a light trap to your factory’s ceiling or wall. Because it’s often brighter than other lights, flies race to it. The trap has a sticky film, effectively holding the fly indefinitely.

Exhaust Systems

Blowers placed above a window release a lot of air to deter flies. Supermarkets use this machine for doorways, for instance. If you have a limited amount of open windows, the exhaust system keeps all insects out of the factory. It may even add a cooling effect for employees as they move about their work stations. For factories that have food inventory, this system may be worth the investment.

Sticky Traps

Try hanging sticky traps in open windows that are well above the factory floor. These traps attract flies, sticking them permanently to the surface. You will have to replace the trap periodically to keep fly control consistent. There are even spooling fly traps that have a convenient roll of sticky tape. The tape can blend in with the windowsill to make it less obvious to employees or visiting vendors.

Removing Temptation

Keeping your factory clean is one of the best ways to deter flies even with open windows. Keep trash covered and taken out consistently. Any snacks, especially fruit, should be covered or put away. Lunch rooms need to be wiped down right after meals to prevent flies from feasting on crumbs and spills. Flies are attracted to different items, based on their species. While some look for trash items, others prefer fresh fruits. By deterring the flies with no food source, they’ll look for other areas to visit.

Allow Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control to survey your factory today. Contact Clegg’s online or via phone at 888-672-5344 to start your pest control strategy. Your employees will feel better about their work environment while preventing any flies from invading outgoing products.

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