The Impact Drain Flies Have On Grocery Stores And Restaurants


May 15, 2019

If you own a business that handles or sells food and drinks, one of your jobs is to keep these items from being contaminated. Sometimes this task is as simple as storing them in airtight containers in a freezer so bacteria cannot get in and cause rot or decay. At other times, a little more effort is required to keep these items safe for consumption. It is safe to assume that you do not want tiny flies buzzing around your merchandise. If you own a restaurant and a customer finds a floating fly in their soup, the least of your worries is that they leave and don’t return. Let’s talk a little more about what these tiny flies are, and the impact they could have on your business.

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What Are Drain Flies?

Drain flies are known by a number of names, such as moth flies, filter flies, or sewage flies. Whatever you call them, they are always the same. Small at 1.5 to 5mm in length, drain flies are distinguished by their fuzzy wings that are covered in hairs. Due to their small size, another way to identify them is by their behavior. For instance, drain flies are poor fliers. You will see these tiny black, brown, or grey dots walking more than you will see them flying. Most commonly, these tiny pests can be found around sewage, drains, and other areas that are high in moisture. It is in these areas where drain flies cause the most trouble.

How Drain Flies Can Threaten Your Business

When it comes to drain flies, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that drain flies do not spread disease and sickness as other pests do. In fact, their larvae feed on bacteria and fungi. The bad news is that this doesn’t matter. If these tiny flies are flying or crawling around your business and over products you are trying to sell, your customers won’t care what they are or what they do. They will only see flies. Their presence can be damaging to your establishment's reputation, especially if your customers take their experience to the internet. For this reason, it is vitally important to make sure your business is drain fly-free.

Why Professional Fly Treatment Is Your Best Solution For Drain Flies

When it comes to dealing with drain flies, no one provides more effective answers than the professionals here at Pinnacle Solutions. If you own a restaurant, grocery store, or any business that handles and sells food and drinks, professional pest control is a necessity. When you trust Pinnacle Solutions to treat your business for pests, including drain flies, you not only find freedom from these nuisance flies, but you greatly lower your risk of getting into trouble with your consumers. For more information about what our professional pest control treatments would look like for you and your business, give us a call!

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