10 Tips to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

fruit-flies1Fruit Flies are tiny insects that are found almost everywhere and are particularly pervasive in warmer weather. They feed on any decaying matter, particularly fermented products like alcohol, which is why they are prevalent in restaurants and bars. Fruit flies are a nuisance, bothersome to customers, and a health risk as they may contaminate food with disease-producing organisms. Controlling fruit flies is an ongoing effort that requires locating and eliminating their breeding areas.

Eliminate the source and you eliminate the flies!

In a commercial kitchen, fruit flies are hard to get rid of because they breed quickly and have many breeding areas including disposals, trash containers, and open fruits and vegetables. Managing and eliminating fruit flies takes persistence and time.

Here’s a great article from About.com that includes 10 Tips for Getting Rid of Fruit Flies.