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Fruit Flies

What are Fruit Flies?

If you have fruit flies in your kitchen, they are most likely near produce stored on the counter. These tiny flies are only about 1/8 inch long.

Fruit flies are those unpleasant black or tan flies that appear to take over our kitchens as they flutter around and land at will.

The following are features of a fruit fly's physical appearance:

  • Brown to brownish-yellow skin tones.
  • Some have bright red eyes, while others have black eyes.
  • Feathery antenna.
  • Wings with a translucent appearance.
  • White larvae with black mouth hooks like worms.
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Fruit Flies Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why do I have a fruit fly problem?

Fruit flies can invade a home at any time of the year, but the summer and fall seasons are when they cause the most trouble for humans.

Fruit flies are most abundant during harvest season when there is an abundance of ripe and rotting fruits and vegetables for them to consume.

In her short lifespan, a single female fruit fly can produce 500 eggs. Fruit flies have an average lifespan of one week. In one to two weeks, under optimal conditions, fruit fly eggs mature into adult fruit flies, allowing populations of these annoying insects to explode rapidly.

Fruit flies can enter a home through open windows, doors, or ripped screens.

They also frequently infest fruits and vegetables that have already been contaminated with fruit fly eggs or larvae.

Where will I find fruit flies?

Regularly consumed foods attract fruit flies. Fruit flies can't resist fruits, veggies, and sweet beverages.

Consequently, they are prevalent in our kitchens, outdoor dining areas, and gardens. Fruit flies congregate around sinks because they feed and reproduce on the detritus that accumulates in drains.

How do I get rid of fruit flies?

Get rid of fruit flies quickly with the help of the experts at 24h Pest Pros. No one can enjoy being in their kitchen if they are continuously swatting unpleasant, little flies.

We understand how annoying fruit flies may be, and we want to assist you. We provide quick response times and eco-friendly pest control treatments.

Our professionals will work with you to tailor our services to your specific needs and ensure that your pest problems are entirely resolved.

Call the local experts at 24h Pest Pros if you need to eliminate fruit flies from your home or business.

How can I prevent fruit flies in the future?

Prevent fruit fly issues by partnering with 24h Pest Pros and executing the following prevention strategies:

  • Regularly remove rubbish from your home. Ensure that both indoor and outdoor garbage cans have lids.
  • Regularly empty and disinfect garbage cans and recycling bins.
  • Dishcloths, sponges, and mops that store dirt and moisture that fruit flies might use as breeding grounds should be replaced or washed.
  • Verify that debris is not accumulating in sink drains by clearing them out.
  • Pick up fallen fruits or vegetables from garden areas.
  • Inspect produce for fruit flies at the store before taking it home.
  • Instead of storing fruits and vegetables on worktops, they should be kept in the refrigerator.
  • After concluding a dinner outdoors, remove all leftover food and beverages promptly.
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