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How To Kill Fruit Flies This Spring

May 19, 2016

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Are you finding swarms of fruit flies in the kitchen? Have these tiny pests found their way into your living room, bedrooms, or bathrooms? It can be perplexing when fruit flies appear in abundance. Let's take a quick look at how these pests could have gotten into your home and what you can do to kill them.

"How did fruit flies get in?"

These are tiny insects with the ability to fly. If you have anything sweet smelling in your home, there is a chance that this insect came in through an open door or window. But, what happens most often is that fruit flies enter your home inside egg sacks. Fruit flies can lay their eggs on the fruit you buy at the store. So, when you bring that fruit inside your home, those eggs can hatch and turn into an infestation, which is why it's a good idea to keep fruit in the refrigerator or inside a plastic bag.

Keeping fruit in the refrigerator is also better than putting it on your table or counter. If you have fruit sitting out on display, the aroma can draw fruit flies that are outside of your home.

Once fruit flies get in, they breed quickly, and it can feel like an infestation happens overnight because fruit fly eggs can hatch in under 30 hours. That is fast!

"How do I kill these fruit flies?"

You've probably been told that you can set up a few fruit fly traps and kills those flies off quick, but this is only partly true. Traps can definitely kill fruit flies. A lot of them. But this is often a losing battle. If you don't strike these pests at the root of the problem, you're only going to be collecting fruit fly carcasses. That why it is a good idea to get a professional pest control technician to look at your problem. They inspect for breeding sites and kill these pests at the source.

Another reason you would want to get professional pest control is that fruit flies are only one part of an ecosystem of pests that can live in your home. Spiders eat fruit flies, wasps eat spiders, and the list goes on.

If you'd like your home to be pest-free from the tiniest fruit fly to the biggest rat, partner up with the professionals here at Moyer Pest. We can get your home back on track. Our certified pest controllers can make your home unattractive and completely resistant to pests of all shapes and sizes. Get plugged in today with Moyer Pest. Your family and your home are safer without pests.

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