In Brownsville, Texas a restaurant owner was one of only a few to admit to health inspectors that mistakes had been made. He owned up to the errors, including a fly problem, after photos taken by the health inspector revealed a fly sitting on raw bacon. The owner said there was a screen that was out of place, but that he’d taken care of the issue to prevent further problems.

Restaurant fly control is essential for preserving a restaurant’s reputation. Serious issues could even shut down a business, with few customers likely to return to an establishment closed for health problems.

Consumer polls have found that 60 percent of those who frequent dining establishments would tell at least 5 friends or acquaintances if they sighted pets at a restaurant, making pests such as flies a huge risk for any restaurant owner who hopes to remain in business.

In addition to ruining a reputation, they can transmit bacteria and carry pathogens that threaten food safety.  Flies often enter a restaurant as eggs on incoming food shipments, through open windows and doors. They are the number one transmitters of disease on earth, carrying as many as a half billion microorganisms. Just a single fly carries an average of two million bacteria. When they come in contact with food, these disease-causing substances that can include salmonella and E. coli, are transported directly where the flies land.

Proper restaurant fly control must include a proactive prevention plan such as the comprehensive programs provided by Assured Environments. Known as the largest and most effective pest control company throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metro areas, specially trained and equipped teams of technicians provide services that help to safely and effectively manage a fly infestation.

Don’t make the mistake of putting restaurant fly control on the backburner, learn from the hard lessons other owners have faced and put a plan into action as quickly as possible.