June

21

2013

 
Fruit Flies Infest Portland Restaurants

Sprague offers fruit fly control for restaurants across the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions.

Among the many worries and concerns that a restaurant owner or manager must consider, flies can certainly be at the top of that list. In particular fruit flies in restaurants are of serious concern and for a number of different reasons which is why it is very important for restaurant owners to be proactive when it comes to fruit flies including fly control services from pest control professionals. If you are worried about flies in your facility, read on to discover the things that every restaurant owner should know.

Fruit flies are a tiny species of fly, only about 1/8 of an inch and with beady, red eyes. They are likely found in restaurants because they favor feeding on overly ripe or rotting produce, alcohol, soft drinks, and the garbage. Fruit flies lay their eggs on the produce or other organic decaying materials and then their larvae will begin feeding on it. This can cause diarrhea and other unpleasant symptoms for those who ingest these contaminated items. Fruit flies are known carriers of bacteria and pathogen, which is why you don’t want them infesting your restaurant where guests are consuming food and drink.

At Sprague Pest Solutions, we take an integrated approach to controlling flies in restaurants and other types of commercial facilities for that matter. We rely on a number of different strategies and for a long-term fly control solution we find that cooperation between our pest management professionals, you and your employees is a must. In addition to our targeted treatments and exclusion techniques to prevent fly problems from occurring, it is important for the entire restaurant staff practice strict sanitation measures.

  • All food products should be stored in airtight containers

  • Rotting produce should be disposed of right away

  • Keep garbage in receptacles with tight fitting lids both inside and outside

  • Take the garbage out of the facility frequently

  • Sign up for BioSolutions, our bioremediation program

Before fruit flies leave your image tarnished, make sure that you are proactive in preventing these tiny, but dangerous pests! To learn more about Sprague’s fly control program, please contact us today! We provide pest control services for restaurants throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions including Portland, Seattle and Salt Lake City.