Commercial Pest Control for Fruit flies

Small Flies

Small flies can live in your facility year round. Harbored in small, tough-to-get-at areas like drains and beverage machines, these prolific breeders can quickly multiply into an infestation, becoming a nuisance to customers and drawing the attention of health inspectors. Ecolab can provide solutions to rid your facility of small flies.
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Small Flies, Big Problems

Small flies, such as the Red-Eyed Fruit Fly and Dark-Eyed Fruit Fly, are prolific breeders and develop rapidly. A few small flies can quickly become a full-blown infestation in only a matter of days. They can negatively impact health inspection scores, become bothersome to customers and staff, and may even transfer bacteria to food and food preparation surfaces. Small flies have become big problems, and immediate action should be taken when they are found in your facility.

Ecolab's Small Fly Programmes defend against small fly infestations, addressing different life stages for maximum impact. Your programme can include:

  • Thorough inspections to identify breeding, feeding and resting sites
  • Actionable structural and sanitation recommendations to eliminate breeding and feeding sites
  • Breeding and feeding material removal and/or treatment to break the reproduction cycle
  • Adult small fly removal for immediate relief and to prevent future breeding activity
  • Report with recommendations to prevent reinfestation

Ecolab’s comprehensive pest programme combines an approach with on-site expertise, data-driven reporting, customer support 24/7/365 and educational tools to raise staff awareness on how they can prevent pest activity.

When you partner with Ecolab pest elimination experts, you can be confident you are getting innovative, science-based solutions to keep your customers and staff safe and your facility pest-free.

Food Safety Webinar: Small Flies

Watch a recording of the June 2018 Food Safety Webinar: Small Flies. Ecolab Pest Elimination experts discuss small fly biology and behavior, how to prevent small flies from entering your facility, speaks to Ecolab’s recent research that shows that small (“fruit”) flies can transfer dangerous pathogens and how to choose the right pest provider.

Infographic providing 7 ways to prevent small fly infestation
meet the small fly:
7 simple tips for proactive prevention

Get to know the unique biology and risks of small (“fruit”) flies, and learn how simple changes can significantly reduce small fly issues.

Video Gallery

Can Fruit Flies Transfer Pathogens?
First-of-its-kind Ecolab research shows that small (“fruit”) flies can transfer dangerous pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella—just like their large fly counterparts—directly contributing to foodborne illness.
why you don't want a fly as a friend
Ecolab Pest Elimination expert, Dr. John Barcay, shows typical large fly behaviors in a way you have never seen before.  Learn how large flies can jeopardize food safety and how Ecolab’s multifaceted, science-based programme proactively addresses large fly activity at your business to help protect your food, your guests’ experience, and your brand reputation.
Tip sheet for fly prevention, fly elimination, and the difference between small and large flies
Ecolab Tipsheet:
Know the difference between large & small flies

If you think, “a fly is a fly,” you might be putting your restaurant at risk. There are two distinct types of flies—each requires a unique approach to fly prevention and fly elimination.