Helpful Tips to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in Commercial Kitchens

May 15, 2018

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Fruit flies are a serious problem in commercial kitchens, and only about 20% of the problem is because they are attracted to food and grime located inside sink and floor drains. Other sanitation issues to look out for include areas around garbage cans and kitchen equipment. Pest contamination is also due to poorly kept beverage fountains, coolers, and drip pans. Oftentimes when cleaning, the voids under and around built-in coolers and other equipment are missed even when using a pressure washer.

Do you ever consider what really happens when you pressure wash your commercial kitchen floors? The pressure can force food matter into wall voids and cause degradation to the wall boards that are not intended for pressure washing.

You may be better off cleaning with products that contain scum-eating microbes like Invade Bio Cleaner along with some nature citrus oil to prevent fruit flies from thronging the drains. This can oftentimes get to the root of the problem in your commercial kitchen. If your cleaning crew mops with Invade Bio Cleaner, they will be pushing the products microbes, cleaner, and citrus oils into cracks in floor tiles, behind compromised baseboards, and into floor drains. The microbes will then eat through the scum that attracts breeding fruit flies. It can also be diluted 50/50 with water to be sprayed onto contaminated counters and other surfaces.

Here are some other helpful tips that you can use when dealing with nasty fruit flies in your commercial kitchens:

  • Clean up food and drink spills as soon as possible

  • Get rid of all food that is no longer fresh

  • Inspect all fresh foods and produce for bruising

  • Take out the trash regularly

  • Clean trash bins often

  • Keep drains sanitized at all times

If you want to be absolutely sure that fruit flies and other contaminating pests do not invade your commercial kitchen you can contact us at Modern Pest Control. Our mission is to protect businesses from harmful and damaging pests. We have pest solutions that can be tailored specifically to your business and facility. Partner with us for complete commercial pest control, give us a call today.

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