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Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies

What causes fruit flies in the house? Where do fruit flies come from?

Even though it seems that they just pop up out of nowhere, the truth is fruit flies are attracted to fermenting fruits and vegetables and thrive on high-fructose substances. Female fruit flies lay their eggs on the surface of or inside overripe, rotting, or decaying fruit. If you think that’s gross, brace yourself. Each female fruit fly can lay up to 500 eggs at a time! For that reason, it’s important to take action as soon as you see the very first fruit fly. After hatching, the larva feast on their surroundings (for example, a super ripe banana) for a few days before evolving into fully formed adults. Overall, their life cycle is fairly quick—fruit flies are capable of mating just two days after they become adults—which means your clean-up clock starts immediately. Pronto. No waiting.

How to get rid of

Fruit Flies

  1. Clean all surfaces.The first (and perhaps easiest) step to eliminating fruit flies is quite simple: Thoroughly wipe down all countertops. Keep sink drains free of food particles and residue as best you can. If you don’t, these spots become the perfect place for fruit flies to breed. Using a flashlight look in your kitchen area. above on your ceiling, around downlights  and cornices for Brown Spots these areas too will need cleaning.
  2. Throw out too-ripe or rotting produce. Check all fruits and vegetables for rot, decay, or over ripeness. Dispose any questionable pieces to avoid female fruit flies from laying their eggs on these surfaces.
  3. Use apple cider vinegar. Fill a bowl or glass with apple cider vinegar, cover with plastic wrap, seal the edges with a rubber band, and poke tiny holes in the top. The vinegar will attract the fruit flies, and once they’re inside, they won’t be able to escape the plastic wrap barrier.
  4. Mix apple cider vinegar and dish soap. Fill a bowl with vinegar and add a drop of dish soap, mixing well. The stale sweetness of the apple cider vinegar tempts flies, and the dish soap works to decrease the surface tension of the liquid, causing the flies to become immersed immediately upon investigating the solution and unable to escape.

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