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Learn about the Fruit Fly

220px-Euaresta_aequalisThe fruit fly is a tiny insect may initially seem like no problem at all; however, when they begin to multiply in your home or garden, you will think differently. Fruit flies multiply very quickly and can lay up to 500 eggs in its lifetime. Understanding which items around your house draw fruit flies and how to deal with an infestation can help alleviate this headache.

What Attracts Fruit Flies?

As their name suggests, fruit flies are attracted to ripe fruit as well as to vegetables. Additionally, fruit flies are attracted to any type of organic material that is found in a moist environment, such as a drain or garbage disposal. They also like to live in wet, sugary places, such as where soda or liquor has been spilled. Outdoors, they may be found around fruit that has fallen from trees. They are most common in the summer and fall when fresh fruits and vegetable are plentiful. However, in the home, they may live all year long.

How to Avoid Fruit Fly Infestations

To avoid the irritation of an infestation in your home, you will have to control the produce brought into your home while keeping your drains, sinks and trash cans clean. Fruit that is overly ripe should be thrown away, and garbage and recycle cans should be emptied and cleaned regularly. Outside, pick up and dispose of fruit that has fallen. In addition, keep kitchen counters and floors clean and dry.

Professional Help

For fruit fly infestations, professionals are extremely helpful as they may be needed to find the source of the infestation and to set the traps. Typically, these traps lure fruit flies into them with a sugary mixture without providing a way for them to escape. These traps are nontoxic and are safe for use even in busy households. For more tips on keeping your family free from unwanted fruit flies, contact Clegg’s online or on the phone at 888-672-5344 for a complete evaluation of your home or business.

 

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276-B Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
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Clinton, NC 28328
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Durham, NC 27705
500 S. Eastern Blvd.
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Kernersville, NC 27284
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Morehead City, NC 28557
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New Bern, NC 28562
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