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How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies In Minnesota

There are few pests that can send you to the edge of insanity like fruit flies can. These pests reproduce quickly; so it doesn’t take long for a few flies to turn into something slightly apocalyptic. If you’ve had it with these annoying pests, here is how you get rid of fruit flies.

5 Ways to Completely Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

  1. Vacuum. If you have swarms of fruit flies, one of the first things you may want to do is suck them up with your vacuum and dispose of the bag outside. If it is more convenient, you may just set the vacuum outside for a few days and give the fruit flies time to die.

  2. Traps. If you have a small infestation, you may be able to eliminate it with fruit fly traps. Use clear containers filled with a solution of apple cider vinegar and dish soap strategically placed throughout your home or business. Old pickle jars with holes punched in the caps of the containers work nicely. Use a hammer and a nail to punch the holes large enough for the fruit flies to get in.

  3. Sticky tape. Just like house flies, fruit flies can be caught with something sticky. If you hang sticky traps around, you may be able to affect the fruit fly population.

  4. Remove food sources. Fruit flies need food to eat and breed. Keep fruit in the fridge, soak dirty dishes in soapy water, and remove trash every 48 hours until the infestation is gone. It is important to clean up any spills that may be on your counters, floors, or under your refrigerator.

  5. Get help from a professional. Some infestations are tricky. Fruit flies can find a wide range of places to breed, and infestations can persist for a long time without resolution. The educated pest technicians at Adam’s Pest Control know how to locate and eliminate breeding sites with powerful bio-cleaning products. They are experienced in the safe application of EPA approved insecticides and trained in the installation of Insect light traps (ILTs) and other fruit fly monitoring devices.

These pests can be mysterious and frustrating to control in a home or business. If you’re having trouble getting rid of fruit flies, Adam’s Pest Control has a wide range of control solutions for these and other invasive insects. Our QualityPro and GreenPro certified team is made up of experts and licensed professionals that are educated in modern entomology and advanced pest management methods. You don’t have to suffer with fruit flies. Get fast, effective control with Adam’s Pest Control.

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