How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies In Your Kitchen Or Bar

How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies In Your Kitchen Or Bar

Stumped on how to get rid of fruit flies in your restaurant kitchen or bar? There isn’t much that can ruin a dining experience faster than little bugs buzzing around, getting close to your food and almost drowning in your drink. It can quickly make an otherwise clean restaurant feel dirty and not well-kept. Figuring out the best fruit fly remedy should start at the root – what causes fruit flies in your restaurant or bar?  They tend to focus on are places that have alcohol, juice, fruit, soda, starches, and rotting food, so that means in and around sinks, drains, soda machines, garbage cans, around wet mops/buckets, food storage areas, and bathrooms. The little pests can breed very quickly, so it's important to nab the problem at the source to keep them under control. For any of the following fruit fly removal methods to be successful, you must identify all of the problem areas to figure out the best way to treat them. We'll help you figure out where your problems areas are and what products to use when your DIY traps don't work. 

Preventing Fruit Flies from the Source in Your Restaurant and Bar:

Preventing at the source is the best way to get rid of fruit flies in your kitchen. Once you’ve discovered the problem areas, make sure you keep them as clean as possible:

  • Regularly wash out trash cans and recycling bins. Keep a tight lid on them.
    • Keep ripe fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator, not out in the open. 
    • Keep space underneath large appliances clean and spill-free.
    • Promptly dispose of food that is going bad.
    • Maintain clean drainage areas to avoid excess moisture hanging around
    • Keep drink dispensers clean and covered, including all soda, juice, syrups & alcohol, using bottle coversand beer tap caps.
    • Use floor detergent with grease eating bacteria to remove what they feed on.

3 Best Products to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in Your Restaurant and Bar:

  1. BarPro Fruit Fly & Insect Killer
    Fruit Fly Bar Pro is the best way to get rid of fruit flies in your restaurant kitchen or bar. It’s inexpensive, very effective, and quite easy to use. You simply remove the strip from the packaging, hang around your problem areas and get around-the-clock fruit fly repellent for up to four months! The best part is that it also helps you get rid of cockroaches, moths, mosquitoes, silverfish and more. It’s silent, time released vapor is odorless, but will attack and treat the problem area at the source. You set it and forget it, and within 24 hours, you and your customers will notice a difference!  

2. Bar-Maid FLY-BYE Fruit Fly Trap
These non-toxic fruit fly traps are great for busy bars and restaurants because they are made to be used around food. The compact design can be used anywhere so they can be placed in virtually any damp area. Since they contain no volatile organic compounds, they are safe to use in serving areas. For up to 30 days, these traps utilize a food-based substance to attract the flies, and once they get in, they can’t get back out. 

Fly Web Indoor Fly Trap Light
The Fly Web Indoor Trap Light is very easy to use not only at your restaurant but in your home as well. You simply insert the glue board behind the light and plug it into any regular outlet near the breeding grounds. The fruit flies and other pesky bugs will be attracted to the light and get stuck to the glue board. You will see the results from this fruit fly remedy in just a few hours!

Real-Kill Indoor Fogger
If you are looking for the best way to get rid of fruit flies and other bugs in your home, an indoor fogger may be a good option for you. With one can of fogger, you can treat up to 2,000 cubic feet of area, and a case comes with 6 cans so you can treat many rooms at once. Once properly set up, the fog will seep into every nook and cranny of the room, getting to places you may not even think to look and nabbing the bugs at their source. Before using the Real-Kill Indoor Fogger, it is imperative that you read and follow the instructions very carefully to prevent any issues. Read tips on how to prepare your kitchen for fumigation here

Get Rid of Fruit Flies Once & For All 
Fruit flies and other pests flying around where they don't belong present more than just an annoyance. It's a sanitary issue, and if a health inspector sees multiple fruit flies, alive or dead, they will not go unmarked. While there are various methods to consider, one thing will always remain important: no matter what method you deem the best option for removal, please always carefully and thoroughly read instructions to ensure you are using each product properly, especially if you are treating e foodservice environment. Fruit flies can be persistent and tough to fully get rid of, but with perseverance and the correct use of fruit fly prevention products, you can get rid of them for good. 

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