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Posted 28 April 2022 - 06:30 PM

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we are SQF certified bakery. Fruit flies have been an issue in our locker and washroom areas for a while. Our pest control company recommended that we foam drains with "bio foam" as shown in the picture below. Can this procedure be done during production?

 

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Posted 28 April 2022 - 07:02 PM

No, can not be done buring production.

Better idea would be insect rings that fit into the drains and are on guard 247 such as from Ecolab.


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Posted 28 April 2022 - 07:32 PM

do you have a boot dip prior to entering production?


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Posted 28 April 2022 - 07:35 PM

do you have a boot dip prior to entering production?

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Posted 28 April 2022 - 07:48 PM

Then I will agree with Glen

 

You're introducing a hazard to the facility that doesn't already exist

 

What you can do, however, is flush those drains with vinegar and baking soda followed with a boiling water rinse, that should actually take care of a lot of your problem

 

The vinegar will decompose into water and acetate  and the baking soda you will already have in droves


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Posted 28 April 2022 - 08:16 PM

I disagree. You are using this cleaner outside of production areas (locker rooms and washrooms). You should be able to clean the drain and block it off so people do not step into the foam and track it into the facility, if that is your concern. 


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Posted 05 May 2022 - 06:20 PM

I was told the treatment for drain flies was different than for fruit flies? If they're in your drain, they are more than likely drain flies, fruit flies tend to breed in damp not wet environments (see attachment). You might be treating for them the wrong way if they're drain flies.

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Posted 06 May 2022 - 01:13 PM

I disagree. You are using this cleaner outside of production areas (locker rooms and washrooms). You should be able to clean the drain and block it off so people do not step into the foam and track it into the facility, if that is your concern. 

Thanks Kara for your comments, but we will use it in all drains even inside the production area.



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Posted 06 May 2022 - 01:14 PM

No, can not be done buring production.

Better idea would be insect rings that fit into the drains and are on guard 247 such as from Ecolab.

Thank you for your comment. what is insect rings?






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