Fly time

As summer approaches and the weather gets warmer, we can expect more flies. Now is the time to remind your food handling staff to take action when they see flies. Did you know that larger flies can lay live maggots? It can be upsetting for a customer to find in their food and could affect the reputation of your business. To prevent and manage flies entering your food business you should consider:

  • Keeping doors and windows closed
  • Installing pest strips or flyscreen doors
  • Installing flyscreens in openable windows
  • Installing air curtains in doorways and windows

If you are unable to prevent flies from entering your premises make sure your staff are keeping all unpackaged food items covered and doors of display cases closed. It is also a good time to make sure you are maintaining your insect zappers on a more regular basis