Beer lines and taps are prone to fly infestations. If not cleaned properly, the odor will linger on the lines, taps and overflow tray. Nightly cleaning will help reduce this odor and in turn eliminate breeding grounds for flies.
Pop lines and taps attract flies as well. This is mainly due to the sugars that are in the lines, on the nozzles and pop that has been spilled in the overflow tray. This is a perfect breeding site for fruit flies so cleaning daily is a must.
If not properly maintained, gargabe rooms and dumpsters can offer a food source that attracts rodents, flies and birds to your building. Cleaning these areas regularly can reduce the population of these pests around your premises, and reduce the number of mice or rats trying to find a way to your building.
Counter tops, food prep areas and serving counters are high traffic areas and should be cleaned after each use. This will help reduce the risk of contamination from bacteria and viruses.
Food preparation and pre-washing of dishes will increase the built up debris in the sink drains. Because flies love the organic slime and waste build-up, it becomes another problem area for infestations.
Unwanted dirt, grime and food get stuck in floor drains causing a build-up of organic material.. Flies and cockroaches will breed in these areas because of the moisture, darkness and food availability.
Mop sink areas are commonly forgotten but pose potential risks of infestations of flies, cockroaches and rodents. The stagnant water allows files to breed. The moisture and dark lighting attracts cockroaches. If there are any structural issues, rodents will be able to begin to harbor in this area.
Dishwasher areas can be a little harder to maintain as it is used throughout the day. Food debris and water sources help breed pests such as flies and cockroaches. Keeping the dishwasher clean and watching for water leakage will help prevent these pests from finding a perfect home in your kitchen.
Grease traps help to trap oil and grease so it does not get into the sewage system. These traps are usually not an issue when it comes to pests but left un-cleaned or damaged, flies will breed in this type of environment.
Your storage room is a desired location for mice and cockroaches. It’s quiet, dark and contains food. Keeping food off the ground as well as fixing any structural issues will help to keep these pests out.