Summary: Proper Fruit fly control knowledge is very important if you ever want to live a life without fruit flies. Even though its not a difficult process, you need to know each step. Starting with the elimination of their food sources, you need to treat your drain pipes, find old and rotten food and use a trap to get rid of these pests.
Most people tend to just try and deal with the problem by killing every fruit fly they see without trying to address the root cause. If you are dealing with a fruit fly infestation and fail to address the root cause first, fruit fly removal is going to be extremely hard.
Remember that even wet, crumpled clothing and towels can attract fruit flies if left damp for weeks! Regardless of the cause, the good news is that there is a process that can really help you eliminate fruit flies and ensure that that you get rid of them without much expense. After reading this article, check out these other natural fruit fly removal remedies that you can use right now!
Fruit Fly Control – How Is It Possible?
Fruit flies can cause much frustration, especially if you thought you got rid of them, only to find them appearing again, even in places like a commercial restaurant. However, with proper diligence, the problem can be both treated and prevented. If you have a number of red marks that you think may have been caused by fruit flies, I recommend you check out my article about fruit fly bites. In this first part of the article, we are going to discuss possible ways that you can follow that will help you to prevent the spread of fruit flies as a prevention is always better then a cure. Once we have elaborated on this, we will discuss ways in which you can go about exterminating fruit flies, making sure that they do not reappear a couple weeks later to annoy you and cause potential health risks.
Step 1 – Find Their Breeding Grounds
Fruit flies typically gather where there is a high level of bacteria and especially when there is a sugary substance that can be used both for feeding themselves and their young. Fruit flies often start appearing if you fail to clean up properly after meals (such as scraping and rinsing your dishes) or even if you have the habit of leaving wet towels and clothing lying crumpled in the corners of your house for days. Both of these attract bacteria, which in turn attract fruit flies which can make fruit fly control very difficult and can potentially make your fruit fly extermination campaign very long and tiresome. So make sure that you clean up after you enjoy a tasty meal and keep your things dry, especially during the rainy or humid seasons!
Step 2 – Remove the Fruit Flies from Your Home
- Kill Them in Drains! – The easiest way to initiate fruit fly control in your kitchen and bathroom areas is to pour regular bleach down your drain pipes.
- Clear Your Rubbish – This is important! When you throw away your leftovers, it can often start to rot and that can attract fruit flies. Make sure to keep the rubbish bin away from the house
- Remove Old Food – Make sure that you don’t leave food (especially sugar based ones) lying around after eating a meal or taking a snack otherwise fruit flies could find it and share it with their friends!
Step 3 – Using Traps for Easy Fruit Fly Extermination
Building your own homemade fruit fly trap is fairly easy, all it takes is some time and effort. Another great thing is that they are really cheap to make and you can have a couple in your kitchen or wherever your fruit fly problem is within about 30 minutes. I have personally used them and a number of readers have also reported excellent success. Keep in mind that after you have read the article (linked above), you may need to take the plastic right off as I have had feedback that this sometimes encourages them into the jar. Of course, if you don’t have time to make these, you could purchase some for a small fee or hire an exterminator to help you out with any sort of insect removal.
As you can see, exterminating fruit flies can be fairly easy when you know what you are doing. The problem with most people is that they are not willing to learn and for that reason I applaud you for taking the initiative to find out the answers for yourself.
Remember that although that trap for fruit flies works amazingly well, just remember that you still need to be proactive with your cleaning up after yourself and taking basic steps to ensure that you don’t leave things around that attract these bugs. If you follow the steps in this article I am confident that you will get rid of those fruit flies in your home! I hope you enjoyed this guide, please consider sharing it with your friends