Flies and flying insects are often not taken as seriously as they should. Small flies can be a nuisance to anyone, but when it comes to restaurants and food handling services, small flies can become extremely costly. Health standards require a zero tolerance for flies of any kind.
Small Fly Program
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Small Fly Program
An infestation of flies can overtake a business in only a few days. The early stage of maggots are certainly unsavoury, but as they age and morph, flies and other insects become more damaging as they transmit diseases like salmonella, cholera, and dysentery. A business needs to recognize the costs associated with these pests that can negatively affect the health of your employees, clients, and your reputation.
Greenshield technicians use a mix of single use and multi-use equipment and processes to control an infestation and establish an insect free environment. Our program is designed to get to the hidden places where small flies live.
The Fruit Fly requires moist environments. The development of this species offspring is extremely dependant on temperature and the adults can not withstand colder temperatures. In temperate climates these species seek out shelter in colder winter months in fruit cellars, and other structures with a large supply of food. i.e. grocery stores, markets, restaurants and places where food is prepared commercially.
House flies start with small populations in the spring which grow over the summer. They can indicate the presence of unsanitary conditions or carrion and carry as many as 65 serious and potentially fatal diseases. The infestation of these flies is crucial in business settings such as restaurants, long term care facilities as well as hotels and any other customer service situation.
Phorid flies are common in commercial facilities where food is prepared and served, but they are also a key pest in food warehouses, hospitals and long term care facilities. Because these flies frequent unsanitary conditions, they are a potential health concern when they occur in food facilities and hospitals. Phorid fly larvae have been found in the open wounds of patients in nursing homes and hospitals.
Drain (Moth) Flies
Drain flies, also known as sewage flies, like to lay their eggs in wet organic matter. Organic matter can typically be found in clogged and greasy drain pipes in kitchens and bathrooms, storm drains, moist compost, and septic tanks. Adult drain flies feed on decomposing organic matter and sewage. Often their presence is warning of unsanitary conditions.
Bottle flies are one of the first insects to reach a dead animal, and the sudden appearance of dozens of them within a building signals a dead rodent, bird or other animal in the wall, ceiling, attic or crawl space. They breed in garbage containers, dumpsters and decaying vegetative matter. They are attracted to buildings by food odors and also warm or cool air currents coming through cracks around doors and windows.
Our 3 Step Flies & Flying Insect Control Process
Greenshield Pest Control takes a proactive approach to the removal of Flies. Using our 3 Step process we will inspect and assess the infestation within your business, remove and prevent the threat of flies, and implement devices, treatments while monitoring Flying insects within your business to assure your Fly issues are controlled thoroughly.
Inspection and Assessment
During this step, our licensed Pest Control Technician will gather information from business owner or Responsible Party to gain the knowledge necessary to both diagnose and develop a plan to eliminate your individual Flying Pest situation.
To properly understand the extent of the infestation, you need to assess both the current state of the pests and the environment around them. We look to determine, what kind of flies you are dealing with and then we look for origin of the infestation itself and for structural deficiencies that lead to its continued existence.
Gathering information, the information gathered from you is beneficial to the technician being able to focus his/her attention on the key areas and situations specific to your experiences and needs.
A physical assessment is used to diagnose the existing fly populations, specific identification of fly species, fly breeding sites, sources of food and water as well as identifying Sanitation conditions that may be the contributing factor to the infestation.
The technician will inspect for any existing and potential Fly entry points that the invaders have been using or could use to gain access. Greenshield’s Pest Technicians are licensed, experienced and educated in identifying these areas of entry. Including potentially imported points of entry of eggs and larvae.
Removal and Prevention
Greenshield employs the following technologies for the removal and prevention of Flies. A plan of action against the unwanted Fly or flying insects is developed by the technician using the information gained during the assessment and with the unique needs of the specialized business incorporated. Dependant on the Fly or Flying inspect species Any or all of the following are available or could be used in the elimination of your pest situation. There are several ways to deal with small flies, however when it comes to food handling, you need to have a solution that is HACCP approved and has limited long-term effects on the environment.
Chemical Controls – insecticide treatments to treat existing fly populations. Including Bio- Remediation – A microbial formula which eliminates the build up of fats, oils and grease to remove the breeding grounds for drain and grease flies.
Fly lights and other mechanical options – Fly lights shine ultraviolet light to attract flies and other flying insects. They either have electric grids that kill instantly or glue boards which capture insects in food sensitive areas.
Exclusion Services: Dealing with an infestation won’t accomplish anything if you don’t deal with the underlying reasons for the infestation. Your Greenshield technician will seal all cracks, crevices and other potential entry points for a long-term prevention solution.
Establishing new sanitary protocols – Greenshield can show you ways to store food, use proper sanitation practices and monitor the possibility of newly introduced pests from products or vegetation brought into your business. Working with or training employees to also monitor.
Implement and Monitor
Regular inspections and maintenance is often required or requested by the from business owner or Responsible Party to maintain fixtures or provide ongoing services. Your Greenshield Technician will set up a schedule that meets your businesses individual needs.
Greenshield has a vast number of Fly and Flying Insect control products
View these products in our online shop and inquire about pricing from one of our Customer Service Representatives. We are available 24/7 to assure your business is protected.