How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Fast

Fruit Flies Are Small, but Annoying

If you are wondering how to get rid of fruit flies fast, keep reading. These little insects are certainly annoying. However, getting rid of them is not very difficult, as you will see. You just have to be thorough.

First, you have to be certain that these really are fruit flies. Use some fly paper to capture several of them and see what they are like. If they are three millimeters long (or less), and have yellow or brownish bodies, then they really are fruit flies. They are not particularly skillful fliers, so it won’t be a problem to catch them.

Your Next Step

When you have determined that these really are fruit flies, you have to start eliminating them.

First, you must eliminate their food supplies. They are here just because they have found good supplies of food. The best thing is that these flies bread and eat in the same ground. They put the eggs into their food, which will make your job much easier.

The most difficult part is locating all of their food supplies. Even if you see them only in your kitchen, you must check the entire house. Fruit flies actually follow their food supplies. Even if you succeed in eliminating them from your kitchen, it doesn’t mean that they won’t show up somewhere else. They are especially attracted by vegetables, fruits, juices and other foods.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Start with the kitchen. Remove all materials that are wet and eliminate all the garbage. They like food leftovers, so you must remove them. The next step is flushing the drains with ammonia. This should be done more than once during the day. Buy some garbage containers that can be well closed. This will prevent them from entering. Do not keep your unwashed dishes for a long time, since these leftovers can attract fruit flies.

Try not to eat in all of your rooms (living room or bedroom), since they can easily occur there if they find your food leftovers.

Keep your food in the refrigerator. Do not leave fruits, vegetables and other foods outside, especially uncovered. Even if you cover them, fruit flies will make their way to your food.

Clean your furniture and carpets. Keep you stove clean. Use an insecticide on your plants or place the plants outside. Fly paper will be helpful in fighting fruit flies. After taking all these measures, your house will probably be free from fruit flies.

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