Fruit flies are common household pests that can be a terrible nuisance around houses, and even worse, a commercial kitchen!
Fruit flies are attracted to moist, fermenting fruits and vegetables. However, they are also drawn to things such as drains, garbage bins, empty cans, trash bags, cleaning rags or mops. Essentially, they are drawn to food waste and moist environments.
A fruit fly infestation is a serious public health risk. A few of the common fruit flies have the ability to carry more than 100 different pathogens, including Salmonella, Tuberculosis, as well as the bacteria that causes Typhoid fever and Cholera, not to mention they’re a nuisance to kitchen staff and customers. Since fruit flies can damage a business’s reputation and put the health of patrons at risk, commercial kitchen staff and restaurateurs need to know what to look for, where to look, and how to react in order to get rid of flies.

Wondering how to get rid of fruit flies? Here are some useful tips to use to keep them at bay in your commercial kitchen:

Look for places where fruit flies can breed

Check for and clean up food and drink spills or rotting food on your counters, inside drawers and shelves inside and under your refrigerator, and under other kitchen appliances. Aside from overripe fruit and vegetables, fruit flies can lay their eggs on cleaning rags and mops, and even in empty trash cans.

Keep drains sanitized and clear the garbage can

One way you can do this is pouring boiling water into them or taping a clear plastic food storage bag over the top and leaving it in place overnight. Adult fruit flies will try to leave the drain, and you will find them in the plastic bag in the morning.

Use apple cider vinegar

Fill a bowl with apple cider vinegar, cover it with plastic wrap, use a rubber band to seal the edges and poke small holes in the top. The vinegar will attract the fruit flies, and once they’re inside, they won’t be able to escape the plastic wrap covering.

Use bug spray with caution

If you do want to try an insect spray or fog, remember that they contain poisonous chemicals. Carefully read the label and follow the safety guidelines. Keep away from children and animals.

Don’t let fruit flies ruin your commercial kitchens, if you need more details on sanitization and disinfection services or would like to get professional help on fruit fly drain services , please get in touch with Drains Made Simple today.
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