Cluster flies are becoming a major problem in London. While flies have always been a challenge for London food businesses, things have never been this bad. If you own a restaurant or food business, you’ll know what we’re talking about. Flies are something that you always have to deal with. They can become the bane of your existence.
Unlike regular flies these do not spread out separately. Instead they cluster together in great swarms which can cause serious hygiene issues for restaurants. What is also odd about these flies is that they cause a disgusting stink when clustered together.
Where do you find cluster flies?
There’s now a new species of fly which restaurant owners have to contend with. These are known as cluster flies or grass flies. While these flies are relatively harmless, they can become an issue if you own a food business. The reason why is because of their habit of clustering together.
While cluster flies are not known to spread diseases, you don’t want them in your kitchen. Flies in your restaurant are a sign of poor hygiene and will reflect very poorly on you. God forbid that you should have swarms of flies in your kitchen if the food safety inspector drops round. Also, once you have cluster flies, they can be extremely hard to get rid of. Usually they seek attics and lofts to hibernate in during the Winter. These flies enter buildings by crawling through cracks and holes in walls and then lay their eggs.
Once the Summer comes round, these eggs hatch and then suddenly you have an infestation on your hands. Due to the fact that these flies lay their eggs in hidden and out of the way places, they can be very hard to get rid of. This also means that you may have to deal with infestations year after year if you’re not careful. Eventually these flies can become an extremely serious issue.
Why are they such a big problem?
Flies are usually a problem for any type of food related business. But there are many ways to prevent them. First of all, if you run a food business, you should keep it spotlessly clean. You have to do everything you can to stop attracting flies. Try to keep all surfaces and floors as clean as you possibly can. Make sure food is stored away in a pantry and also placed in sealed containers. Do not leave food out …ever. Any food scraps should be immediately thrown out.
Also keep your dustbins closed and far away from your kitchen. Finally, there are many fly prevention gadgets on the market. These range from sticky fly paper, to fans which blow flies away, to various types of traps. The most effective are those where the fly can get into the trap but not out. There are also devices using a blue light.
That being said these methods can be inefficient and take time to work. As exterminators, we can help you with removal of cluster flies and do it quickly and efficiently. There are many strong poisons and sprays which can kill them instantly. If you’re having a problem with cluster flies do not hesitate to give us a call. Your livelihood and your business could depend on it.