Flies in general are a very common type of summer pest. They can be found buzzing through homes and kitchens all over. However in the late summer and early fall a specific type of fly, the fruit fly, becomes an even bigger pain to eliminate from homes all across the country.
Fruit flies feed on fermenting and rotting fruits and vegetable so it makes sense that right now, when plants are producing their highest numbers of fruits and vegetables, that fruit flies are also producing their highest numbers! And while controlling fruit flies may seem like a losing battle, with the pros at McCall Service by your side you can win the battle against fruit flies and keep your peaches pest free!
Fruit flies come in your home through spaces around windows and doors and even through screens because of their small size. Most often though they get into your home on fruits and vegetables that you bring in from either your own garden or from your local market. Once they get inside they seem to multiply in seconds (really every 12-24 hours) and take over your entire kitchen and home. But, do not despair, there are some easy things you can do in and around your home to control these tiny persistent invaders.
Fruit fly prevention tips from the pros at McCall Service:
Since fruit flies feed on decomposing fruits and vegetables it is imperative that you empty indoor garbage bins into outdoor bins with locking lids until trash pick-up day.
Store outdoor trash cans a distance away from the outside of your home.
Make sure that all trash cans are routinely and thoroughly washed out.
Be sure to clean off and wash all dishes daily; do not leave dirty dishes in your sink overnight.
Clean up spills and crumbs quickly.
Whenever possible store fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator instead of out in the open on your counters or the kitchen table.
Remove any fruit or vegetables that have fallen onto the ground from trees or in garden areas.
Inspect the fruits and vegetables that are in your home daily and remove any that appear to be overripe or decaying.
So while fruit flies may be a part of summer, they don’t have to be a part of your home this summer. If despite taking all the necessary precautions fruit flies have invaded your home and aren’t taking the hint that you want them gone, the pros at McCall Service can help. Our technicians can inspect your home and provide services to control fruit flies and other common household pests in and around your home. For more information about fruit flies and our other pest control services contact McCall Service today!