Flies are attracted to conditions found in restaurants, and an infestation poses a serious hygiene risk, as flies are known to carry numerous diseases. Flies feed on decaying organic waste, and then transfer pathogens from their feet to human food and food-preparation surfaces.

Sanitation is crucial in preventing flies from infesting your restaurant kitchen. Keep trash pails, dumpsters, and drains clean. Counter spaces and food contact surfaces should be wiped down regularly. All food should remain refrigerated when not in use.  Keep doors and windows closed as much as possible to prevent fly entry.

The key to controlling fly infestations is to locate and eliminate their breeding sources, both inside and outside. Remember that flies can only develop and survive in decaying, moist organic matter.

Develop your own comprehensive plan to control fruit and house flies using the following 4 important steps.