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Fruit Flies in Your Drain?

Fruit flies make their way into your home when you bring fruit into the house. They usually come in from the outdoors when they sense there is fruit in the home. But their eggs have also been known to hitch a ride on fruit too.  That’s why it is important to wash all fruit and vegetables when you get home from the store. I personally store sugar and flour in the freezer. Fruit flies have been know to make their way into your home in bags of sugar and flour.

Fruit flies eat ripe or rotting fruit. But they also look for dark spots in your home to reproduce. And what better dark and damp spot is there than your kitchen drain? This is why you will often see fruit flies set up shop there.

Fruit flies are a very tough pest to eliminate once they show up. But we have created these helpful tips to get rid of them:

  • Keep your sink clean and clear of debris.
  • Throw away old fruits and vegetables.
  • Remove trash to outside hamper.
  • Store your produce in the fridge.
  • Try using a vinegar trap. Instructions on how to make one here.

Remember the fruit fly is a hardy, sturdy insect. They can be found all over the world. They are on all continents except Antarctica, for obvious reasons.

The individual fruit fly can live two to four weeks but can also reproduce a great deal in that time. It is an endless cycle that you must drastically interrupt if you want to get rid of them.

Empty bottles or containers around your home can invite fruit flies.  They also invite other pests such as mosquitoes and house flies. It is good idea not to have any containers around your home where water can collect. This basically invites pests into your life.

If you live in the Brevard County area of Florida , or St. Cloud or Kissimmee, and are looking for a pest service, give us a try. You can reach us at 1-800-781-PEST (7378)

14 Jul

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