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How To Kill Fruit Flies

March 15, 2016

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The fruit fly, known scientifically as drosophila melanogaster, is a species of small fly that infests food and can usually be found circling fruit, dirty dishes, trash cans, or wine and beer bottles. This is because they are attracted to sugary, organic materials. But these are not required for fruit flies to breed, they can increase populations by breeding in decaying meat, fruit or vegetables, as well as spilled soda, stored food products, and more.

When fruit flies start to become noticeable, the first response is usually to find some do-it-yourself pest control options from the internet or to buy some kind of fruit fly control product from the store. While both of these options can capture and kill fruit flies in your home, they are often unsuccessful at getting rid of the problem, because they only attack the symptom, not the root cause. It is sort of like noticing that the check-engine light in your car is on and fixing it by unplugging the fuse for your dashboard. Sure, you're not going to see that annoying light anymore, but your problem is far from fixed.

What is the problem?

All those flies zipping around in your house are just the symptom. The problem is breeding sites. Fruit flies are prolific breeders. Often it is impossible to kill them faster than they breed. That is why the infestation rarely goes away. And these breeding sites can be hard to find without specialized knowledge. Fortunately, fruit flies are considered food-infesting insects and are covered by our Complete Home Guard service plan. If you live in Pennsylvania, Moyer Indoor | Outdoor can help.

Why choose Complete Home Guard?

Let's be honest, fruit flies alone are probably not going to be enough for you to want to invest in ongoing pest services for your home. Getting rid of those fruit flies is more of a side benefit. Home Guard doesn't just kill food-infesting pests, it will protect your home from biting and stinging insects like yellow jackets, and spiders. It will guard your family against illness-spreading pests like cockroaches, rats, mice, and ants. It will protect your pets from ticks, fleas, and other pests that torment them and cause illness. And, it will protect your home from destructive insects like carpenter ants and termites.

So, when you are ready to get rid of fruit flies, and a whole host of other pest threats, get plugged in to Complete Home Guard from Moyer. We'll help you find the right plan that fits your needs and budget, and back it with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Then you won't have to worry about how to kill fruit flies--because there won't be any fruit flies to kill.



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