We have a small restaurant out in the woods! Our main dish is seafood and crawfish, and the dumpster is far away. The flies still swarm the whole area, and it is getting worse as it gets hotter and hotter! I need a remedy for an outside area.
We have tried the bags of water with pennies and bleach. The flies are not scared of their reflection; they like it! Help me please! We have an open area where people sit outside.
Ok Thank you! Everyone! The pull down tape rolls work really well but not very attractive to the customers. The bait works great, but it is only temporary(and we are able to use it "outside"). We will be purchasing bug zapper machines as well! These bugs are really really bad! We have had the big industrial fans; I think we just need to use everything. They all work but not 100%, so maybe if we use them all the bugs will be gone! Thank you again so much!
We were just given an electric bug zapping machine for the back yard. It seems to attract all sorts of insects. The key is to place it at a distance from the area you wish to keep bug free so they will be drawn from it to the zapper.
I also recall a fly killing bait we used to see at a local farm and garden store (Southern States/Agway.etc.) called Golden Malrin. It is used in horse stalls to attract and kill flies after they feed on it. Check regarding your state laws first as to how close it can be used to food areas. All the best!
If I were you, I would resort to carefully placed strips of flypaper! and perhaps set up a screened-in area? Nowadays there are tent-like enclosures with screens available. Also try to burn incense and or use citronella candles - flying insects don't like smoke.
I'm working in a newly opened fast food restaurant inside a mall and it is near the mall entrance. We serve charcoal grilled foods and one of them comes with a shrimp paste. There are flies in the restaurant especially in the afternoon and it has worsened recently. We've tried fly swatters, an electric swatter, and even aerosol spray. It is also the problem of our adjacent shops. Please help us find a remedy for this. Thank you in advance.
By Theressa C.
Sounds like something is attracting the flies, and giving them a place to breed; yours and the other restaurants in the food court need to find out where the flies are breeding and eliminate the source right away!
More than likely the janitorial service the mall contracts is not cleaning out the public bins properly, and the flies are breeding in the dirty bins. Flies breed in the smallest cracks and crevices between the plastic liner and the bin wall if there is rotting food left behind. One of the restaurants may not be cleaning out their garbage bins properly, too, so it's worth a check of ALL potential breeding areas.
If the health department inspector sees the flies on an inspection visit, and finds the source before the restaurants do, every restaurant in the food court could be given a bad grading or even closed until the health inspectors are satisfied the source is eliminated and steps have been taken to prevent the problem coming back.
Not to mention that customers will see the flies and steer clear of the food court, costing business owner's money, and potentially costing staff their jobs.