Nobody wants flies buzzing around their business – or their meal. Small flies are not only a nuisance, but they can also risk the health of your employees and customers alike.

Risky Business

Flies transmit harmful microorganisms and spread their filth often as they move from surface to surface. As flies move from rotting garbage to exposed food or other surfaces, they regurgitate and leave behind droppings that contain microorganisms like E. coli and Salmonella. Common diseases transmitted by flies include:

  • Food poisoning
  • Typhoid
  • Cholera
  • Tuberculosis

Small flies in particular can be especially difficult to control at commercial properties because they breed quickly and lay their eggs in hard to reach areas – like drain pipes.

Defending the Drain

Floor drains can quickly become a breeding ground or passageway into facilities for unwanted pests like small flies. Organic materials, like food and grease, build up in and around drains to produce pungent odors that attract these tiny pests. To prevent drains in your facility from becoming a fly fiasco, try out these fly control products:

  • Orkin Actizyme Foam: Orkin Actizyme breaks down the organic material found in drains and on surfaces through the use of microbes and enzymes. The foaming agent helps dissolve greasy buildup to reduce fly populations in your facility.
  • Drain Control Products: Easy-to-install devices – like waterless trap seal devices – sit inside the drain, allowing for the flow of water while minimizing the chance for odors and pests.


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Don’t let fly activity be the buzz around town about your facility. Download What’s Going Down the Drain to learn how to keep small flies out of your facility and stop business from flying out the window.