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Avoiding Spring Fruit Flies

They sound nice, but fruit flies are far from appealing bugs. They are annoying pests that seem to pop up out of nowhere in your home. You are batting them, seeing them in your wine, and shooing them away from your food. Understanding fruit flies helps you combat them for good. Here are a few of our favorite tips for avoiding fruit flies.

Why Do I Have Fruit Flies?

Contrary to what the name suggests, fruit doesn’t need to be present for you to see fruit flies in your home. There are many reasons why you have fruit flies, and the warmer months like spring and summer only make it worse. You have fruit flies because:

  • You have fermented fruits or vegetables in your home

  • Food rolled under your fridge or stove, and now it is going bad

  • Your garbage disposal needs to be cleaned

  • You have glasses of beer, wine, soda, or juice sitting around your home

  • The recycling bin needs to be cleaned

  • Dish towels, mops, or wash rags have debris and food on them

Fruit flies are attracted to the smelly, rotting foods because they are an excellent source of food and a great place to breed. The sight of even one fruit fly points to a larger infestation.

How to Prevent Fruit Flies?

To prevent fruit flies, you need two things: cleaning supplies and a phone. You need to keep areas clean and drinks covered to prevent fruit flies, but that may not be enough if they are already present in your home. That is where the phone comes in handy. We have compiled a list of effective ways to prevent fruit flies in your home:

  • Clean your home often. Make sure you use sanitizing sprays and that you wipe down all surfaces.

  • Move your fridge and oven often and clean beneath them.

  • Clean out your cupboards and remove old produce.

  • Inspect your bags of potatoes, onions, and fruit before buying them.

  • Don’t let bananas rot; freeze them or cook with them when they begin to turn.

  • Clean your drains and garbage disposal.

  • Dump your garbage often.

  • Don’t eat in rooms other than your kitchen.

  • Do not leave uneaten wet cat or dog food in the dishes. Clean them out as soon as your pet finishes eating.

Now, for the phone! If you see just one fruit fly, know it’s not alone. It is time to make a phone call to Adam’s Pest Control. The Adam’s Pest Control fruit fly service includes an inspection, bio-cleaning product, regular application, and traps. We even guarantee that your home will be free from fruit flies. All you have to do is contact the experts here at Adam’s Pest so we can tackle this year-round nuisance.

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