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Fly Control in New Jersey

Your business should be enjoyed by you & your guest, Not by the uninvited FLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!


We all know that flies are carriers of many types of diseases. The last thing we want is them buzzing around your businesses and landing on your food.
With the advancement of liquid and dry bait. As well as the use of traps with bait and traps that have attractants and bait impregnated in them. These products not only work but have long term results, because of these factors Action now offers fly control service.


Fly Control in NJ
Fly Control in NJ

Action applies bait and attractant sprays with bait around the exterior of the business away from doors and windows. This will help reduce the amount of flies near your business. When flies enter your business and they will enter we can’t stop the amount of flies that live outdoors from entering your business. However, you now have protection in your business for when they do enter. Action strategically applies liquid bait with the use of traps to kill all flies that enter your business by the following morning. This is providing that doors and windows are not left opened and if opened they have proper screening.

While the material last 60 – 90 days a lot depends on the amount of rain. This can affect the protection around the perimeter of the business. With this factor in mind we warranty all fly quarterly treatments for 30 days after our visit.


Tips for Fly Control

Proper management of trash is the No. 1 issue in fly control. All of the filth flies (house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies) and fruit flies (Drosophila spp.) will breed in rotting garbage or are attracted to it.

Maggots of these flies can be found in almost every Dumpster. And the garbage itself is not the only issue; spilled food debris and the liquefied runoff from Dumpsters and other trash receptacles also breeds and attracts flies (and other pests as well, of course). Recycling bins also attract flies and should be managed carefully. Grease traps and grease barrels also can attract flies.

Garbage cans. Garbage cans should have plastic liners. The best cans are made of metal with swinging/closing lids. The cans should be cleaned regularly and accumulated garbage removed daily, more often if special outside events are occurring. Garbage cans should be inspected weekly to ensure that trash or liquid hasn’t accumulated between the trash bag and the base of the can. Recycling containers should be emptied regularly into a holding area that should be at least 100 feet away from any food areas. Garbage cans and recycling containers should be degreased and cleaned monthly (more often if necessary).

Dumpsters. Dumpsters are the No. 1 source of house fly problems around food facilities and a messy Dumpster can become a fly haven. Houseflies will zoom in to feed on the food and food scum in, on and around the Dumpster. But it’s not just house flies. Blow flies will be attracted to rotting meat and fish. Drosophila flies will breed in fermenting fluids from rotting fruits and vegetables.

Dumpsters should be located at least 100 feet from any food concessions. The Dumpster should be situated on a thick concrete pad and, if possible, should slope to a sanitary sewer drain to handle runoff from cleaning. Dumpster lids must be kept closed. If there’s so much trash that the lid can’t close, then a bigger container is necessary or more frequent trash pick ups should
be scheduled. Additionally, make sure there are no rusted or leaking holes or seams. Dumpsters should be checked by staff twice daily and any trash picked up that didn’t end up inside the Dumpster.

You can’t control flies around Dumpsters with pesticides alone. Dumpster sanitation includes regular trash pick up and regular washing and degreasing of the Dumpster. There are several different approaches to treating Dumpsters with pesticides. Make sure products are labeled for that use. Boric acid can be used in the bottom of the Dumpster. You can also treat the inside base of Dumpsters each month with a combination foaming agent, degreaser and residual insecticide.

You can use the Dumpster itself (especially if the customer has not kept up with the cleaning) as an attractant for your control measures. Fly landing zones on or near the Dumpster can be treated with a combination of an attractant and a microencapsulated or wettable powder. Spray the top rail edges, sides and covers of the Dumpster, as well as the pad below.

Retreat the Dumpster with residual every 30 days in warm weather or every 60 days in cooler weather. Consider installing outdoor fly traps around the Dumpster. Flies tend to rest on the exterior walls of the building adjacent to the Dumpster, but close to doors, drive-through windows and vents where heat and food smells attract them. Look for sites on the walls of the building where you can
place fly traps or treat with a residual.

Fly baits can be used in protected sites near fly feeding sources. However, food competition with the garbage may make baits less effective.

Cleaning and grease removal. Spilled grease from grease traps and grease barrels is a powerful attractant for the house fly. Grease barrels must be maintained to minimize spilled grease.
Prime breeding and attractant sites inside a food facility include garbage cans, food-processing and -preparation equipment, dishwasher and surrounding area, floor drains, and floors under equipment. Food preparation surfaces should be cleaned promptly after use. Grease and food debris should be cleaned regularly from ovens, exhaust filters, grease traps, floor drains and any cracks and crevices that tend to accumulate debris. Enzyme cleaners can be used in floor drains and floors can be periodically washed down with boric acid cleaners. Grease can be removed by 1) the use of degreasers, and particularly degreasing foam followed by a wash down and 2) portable steam cleaning machines. The more often this is done, the less likely that flies will be attracted to the area.

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