Fly Control is A Must in Your Restaurant

The old “Waiter! There’s a fly in my soup!” routine just won’t go over well in most restaurants these days. In fact, if some patrons see as much as a single fly in an establishment, they’re going to be out the door in a hurry. How do you keep the flies out of your kitchen and dining room, though? These tips can help.

Start Outside

Any good fly control program begins outside your restaurant. You want to clean those areas outside your restaurant as often as possible. The lower the odor (especially in areas like the dumpster), the lower the fly population. You’ll also want to make certain the outside of your building is well sealed. If you have a screen door on the kitchen area, for instance, make certain that you have it sealed as tightly as possible. Bug zappers may seem like a good idea, but they’re really more of an attraction than a repellent. In areas where flies tend to be a problem, adding a fly bait station is a good idea.

In the Dining Room Flies_in_restaurants

Inside, keeping the flies down is going to be a fight, especially with customers heading in and out the door on a routine basis. First, remember to keep the garbage cans emptied as regularly as possible. Mop, rinse, and clean often, too. Don’t forget to pay special attention to drains, both in the floor and in the sink, as they need to be cleaned with a drain gel regularly too. You may want to install drain covers as well. You should also inspect all of your new supplies for any insects before you open them and add them to your kitchen.

If you have a fly problem in your restaurant, contact us today to learn more about how we can help fight the flies and keep them out.

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