Fruit Fly Infestation: 5 Tricks To Get Rid Of Pesky Insects

You left a fruit for a few days in the kitchen. Now, what was a pest-free house has a cloud of little flying pests over the fruit bowl, exploring some of your favorite food. 

The scent of the decaying fruit invited the flies to your place for a party. These fruit flies are too small they can easily get to your kitchen through the window screen or any tiny cracks.

These insects not only enjoy overripe fruit for food as they also use the skin of the fruit to lay up to 500 eggs, which could then hatch in as little as 24 hours. It would only take two days for the new babies to become adult insects and make love in your kitchen, according to Business Insider.

Fruit flies have an average lifespan of 40 to 50 days. Now, the simple house party becomes a grand festival of tiny insects. 

But there are ways to eliminate fruit flies and prevent the entry of such uninvited guests in the future. 

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Just pour the vinegar into a bowl, add a few drops of liquid dish soap and place it near the fruit flies. Such insects are attracted to the scent of the apple cider vinegar. But the liquid traps the flies and all you need to do is watch them drown.

2. UltraFloor Defender

It is an all natural cleaner that contains bacteria cultures to break down grease buildup. UltraFloor Defender could help prevent the infestation in kitchens.

3. Fruit Fly Fighter

The liquid bacteria can break the life cycle of a fruit fly when ingested. You can put it on mop heads, garbage cans, sink areas, drain covers and any other locations that the fruit fly would land.

4. Outbreak Defender

Made with a peppermint fragrance, Outbreak Defender can kill fruit flies in the air. And it is safe to spray around food. 

5. Clean Place

But the best thing to do prevent the fruit fly infestation is to keep your place clean, especially the kitchen. Get rid of decaying fruits or even vegetable as early as possible, according to Do It Yourself Pest Control.