Fruit Fly Prevention Tips For Tequesta Residents
February 20, 2018
What's tiny, annoying, and appears in Tequesta as if from out of nowhere? Fruit flies. These little pests pop up at the strangest of times, with no apparent rhyme or reason. Most people raise an eyebrow at the first sighting and are really only bothered if the flies persist for more than a couple days. It's important to remember, however, that fruit flies share all the bad habits of their larger cousins, and this means danger for people who tolerate their presence.
Fruit flies, as you might not be surprised to discover, are so named due to their preference for ripe or overripe fruit as the location where they lay their eggs. People often bring fruit flies into their homes without knowing it when returning from the grocery store, but their stowing away on fruit isn't the only source of concern when it comes to fruit flies. Like most insects, fruit flies desire moisture and will congregate in moist areas. In fact, after the aforementioned fruit, perhaps the favorite location for fruit flies to lay their eggs is actually the kitchen drain. The moisture and nastiness that we cringe at down there is actually quite a nice place for larvae to grow, and unfortunately, this also means that fruit flies are frequently host to the bacteria you'd also find down there.
So now that the case has been made for keeping fruit flies out, namely that they carry and spread harmful bacteria wherever they go, how can you keep fruit flies from making their way into your home or business? This can be difficult, especially when fruit is in season and they're everywhere outside, but there are some tips that can make your Tequesta property less attractive to fruit flies.
Keep moisture to a minimum with proper venting, sealing of spaces that could gather condensation, fixing leaks, and use of a dehumidifier is sometimes necessary.
Try not to bring fruit that is too ripe, or will not be used until it is overripe, into your home or business, and keep what fruit you can in the refrigerator.
Replace damp sponges and dishcloths regularly.
Empty garbage on a regular basis, and be sure that garbage cans are cleaned.
Use a drain cleaner product or mixture to clear out drain pipes.
Of course, sometimes your best efforts still fail to keep pests like fruit flies out. They could just fly in through the front door, after all. But regardless of how they arrived and what's keeping them there, Nozzle Nolen can help to put your mind at ease when it comes to fruit flies. Where DIY extermination falls short, Nozzle Nolen delivers proven methods for eliminating fruit flies and others pests, along with excellent service and a thorough knowledge of how to set you up for success in keeping pests away. With our year-round pest prevention programs, you not only get regularly scheduled inspections by knowledgeable professionals, which will save you time trying to figure out where your pest problems are coming from and how to solve them, but you'll also have guaranteed protection. This means that if pests return in between visits, we'll return to take care of them at no additional cost to you. No matter how big or how small your pest problems are, Nozzle Nolen can provide exceptional, guaranteed, year-round coverage that will keep your property pest free and provide you with peace of mind.
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