Fruit Flies and Other Unpleasantries in the Bar

May 2nd, 2019

Don't let those darn Fruit Flies take over you bar!  Give them an inch and they will take a mile!  There is a lot you can do to prevent them from flourishing.  Here's some things you can do:

  • No standing water, anywhere!
  • All drains including floor - sanitizer
  • Plug beer taps
  • Clean and plug beer drip tray
  • Rinse and store empty beer bottles
  • Cover liquor bottles
  • Wipe down bottles
  • Clean soda gun
  • Bar mats must be clean
  • Keep garnishes covered and cold.  Wash fruit before cutting.
  • Don’t be surprised if fruit flies feed on the residue remaining on damp mops, moist cleaning rags and sponges, or near buckets of wastewater.
  • Bottom of trash cans?
  • Last resort - traps
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