Fruit flies can be found almost in every part of the world and as their name indicates, they love fruit. Ripe fruit is what attracts these flies and you’ll often find them hanging around near trash cans and in your lawn. The annoying buzzing sound of fruit flies is only part of the problem. Fruit flies breed rapidly and can act as vectors for important human diseases that can cause food poisoning and diarrhea.
Getting rid of fruit flies is not only hygienic but also helpful to maintain good health. Some tried and tested simple home remedies can successfully get rid of these flies in no time. If the problem persists, do not hesitate to call for a professional pest control service!
Keep Things Organized
Almost every pest on the planet likes messy, unorganized places. The first step to getting rid of fruit flies is to keep everything organized and in its place. Messy rooms and waste attracts fruit flies as well as a list of other unwanted pests.
Take Care of the Fruits and Veggies
If you have fruits and vegetables in stock at your home, make sure you don’t leave them uncovered in cupboard and cabinets. Fruit flies will hunt down the supply of fruits you have and make it their hotspot. You should also make sure that all over ripe and rotten fruit is properly discarded and not thrown in an open trash can. Clear the trash regularly to keep fruit flies away from the garbage.
Change Things Around
Apart from fruits and vegetables, fruit flies prefer breeding in cool, damp environment. Mattresses and mops are places you’ll often find fruit flies around. Make sure old mattresses are removed and old mops are replaced. This will strip the fruit flies of a place to breed and stay.
Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help!
Our favorite household superhero, vinegar, can also be used as a fruit fly repellant. Simply use vinegar in places you frequently see fruit flies in your house to get rid of them for good.
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