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Wherever there are bad odors, flies are likely to gather. That means the chances are good that you’ll encounter flies when you go near or into a portable toilet. This is especially the case during the summer when the temperatures are hot, smells are magnified and flies thrive.
Flies aren’t just bothersome because they buzz in your ears, land on you or bite you. They also make work difficult when they leave specks all over units. So, how can you deal with flies during hot summer days? In this infographic, we’ve compiled tactics shared by PROs that are proven to keep flies out of porta-potties, or at least reduce their numbers. Know about any other effective tactics? Share them in the comment section below!
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Dealing with Flies During Hot Summer Days
- Place a screen over the vent pipe held in place with a hose clamp, zip tie or wire
- Install a solar-powered vent fan — flies don’t like the air movement
- Add more water to the tank to reduce odor and prevent mounding
- After cleaning the unit, use a spray bottle to apply some bleach to the walls
- Change washdown/fragrance chemicals — some suppliers make citronella fragrances designed to repel flies
- Close the toilet lid after servicing the unit, and tell your customer to keep the lid closed when the unit isn’t being used