Nothing can ruin a picnic or meal more than the invasion of fruit flies. Thankfully, you can prevent these pests from coming into your home by taking some proactive steps.
Be Mindful of Your Produce
Get rid of overripe fruit or vegetables in your home. Know the shelf-life of the products you purchase. Typically, the fresher the produce, the shorter the shelf-life, which means you need to be prepared to eat fresh produce within days of its purchase. Fresh produce does not have preservatives in it. So, it ripens quickly. If you don’t plan to eat or use fresh produce within its shelf-life, don’t buy it.
Be Mindful of Surfaces
Keep your surfaces clean. Dirty surfaces are a welcome mat for pests, including fruit flies. Fruit flies are particularly attracted to sugar, so if you have any spills of juice or pop, clean it thoroughly to keep the fruit flies away. If you’ve had a problem with fruit flies in your home, make it part of your daily routine to wipe surfaces clean even if they don’t appear to need it.
Keep Your Kitchen Clean
Keep a clean kitchen. Since food is kept in the kitchen, make an extra effort to keep this area clean. Wash your dishes regularly. If you are not a fan of washing dishes, place dirty dishes in the dishwasher immediately and run it regularly to keep a tidy kitchen.
Vinegar has properties in it that detract fruit flies from coming into your home. If you notice a problem with the flies, prepare a vinegar solution and place it in the areas that attract the flies. Continuing this practice should help you to eliminate the problem.
Keep Your Drains Clean
Flies are attracted to damp and dirty places like drains. These areas can easily and quickly become breeding grounds for fruit flies and other pests. So, it’s crucial to keep them clean.
Incorporate drain cleaning into your regular cleaning routine. A bleach solution is a suitable way to keep your drains cleaned and sanitized.
Consider these recommendations to ensure those pesky fruit flies will not invade your home anymore. Contact Worldwide Pest Control to schedule an appointment to eliminate flies in your home.