As annoying as the Fruit fly is, there is good news. The lifespan of a Fruit fly is only about 2 weeks. The female virgin Fruit fly has a white abdomen while non-virgin females have a black abdomen, and can lay up to 100 eggs a day.
Fruit flies are a risk to human health. They spread diarrheal illnesses. Their hairy bodies and sticky foot pads can transmit germs and bacteria from locations that have been contaminated. Fruit flies are a familiar pest, especially in the kitchens, pantries and other food storage areas. This is because their favorite source of nutrition is rotting and fermented fruit and vegetables. They also make homes in drains, garbage disposals, mop buckets, garbage cans, and recycling bins, even spilled drinks under a fridge can be a home for them. All they need is a thin layer of organic material.
These small insects can be fairly hard to get rid of once inside your home, and can lead to quicker spoilage of any foods they happen to lay their eggs on.
The Fruit fly prefers the kitchen. The key to successful extermination of Fruit flies is sanitation. Eat, refrigerate, or throw out any ripe produce. Clean up any spills from cooking or eating straight away. Clean garbage and recycling bins on a frequently. Rinse any cans and bottles before throwing them away.
Beer and wine can be used as a Fruit fly trap when they are an irritation in the home. Due to the bacteria they carry, Fruit flies can get into beer or wine during these early fermentation stages and convert them into vinegar.
Make sure screens in all doors and windows fit tight and have no tears or gashes. Fruit flies are possibly the pest most tied to the original source of its infestation, that is to say once food or trash is gone, there is often nothing in the house that will persuade the Fruit fly to stay.
Safari Pest Control is your premier pest control company that employs numerous methods and products for Fruit fly exclusion. Using glue board traps that are infused with either a pheromone or sweet attractant is one technique. The Fruit fly will land on the surface assuming they have found a meal and will stick to the trap. There are also several different chemicals we can use safely to help eradicate them. Using drain foams will assist in getting rid of these insects so you can have no doubt that we have the precise program to knock these flies out while keeping your family safe and sound.
For more information on premier pest control for Fruit Fly exclusion in Brandon, FL and surrounding areas, call Safari Pest Control. It's a jungle out there!