How to Keep Fruit Flies out of Your Kitchen

Fruit FlyFruit Flies, also known as Pomace or Vinegar Flies, are about 1/8 inch in length.  They are tan with red eyes, and their wings fold over their bodies.  This particular type of fly is attracted to fruits and vegetables, especially damaged ones.  Female Fruit Flies can lay up to 500 eggs.  The larva of Fruit Flies feed on the yeast of decaying fruits and vegetables.  As adults, they usually stay close to their breeding sites.  Adult Fruit Flies are also attracted to lights.

If you’re looking for a solution to keeping Fruit Flies away, you must first start with sanitation.  Keeping a clean environment is key and very effective.  Another way to keep an environment free of Fruit Flies is to clear their breeding sites.  This must be done, otherwise the problem will continue to exist.

Keeping drains from collecting decaying organic material is a great way to stop the growth of Fruit Flies.  However, sending hot water and bleach down the drain won’t help.  There are several micro biological enzymes that can be used to maintain clean drains.  If you are having a problem getting rid of Fruit Flies, call Essential today for a courtesy inspection at (520) 886-3029.

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