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What To Do About Fruit Flies In Your Plano Home

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Plano, Texas, city leaders invite you to become a "Plano Foodie." The town offers a program that allows residents to sample delicious foods from over 90 different local eateries. With so many yummy choices, residents surely will bring home some tasty leftovers, but beware - fruit flies may start showing up for a feast in your kitchen, making Plano pest control necessary.

What Are Fruit Flies?

Fruit flies are those tiny, pesky insects that always hover around fruit and vegetables sitting on your kitchen counter or island. As soon as you squish one, it seems there are ten others to take their place; that's because adult females reproduce baby fruit flies like crazy.

Five facts about fruit flies include:

  1. They are ordinarily tan or brown.
  2. Their eyes are typically red but can sometimes be dark.
  3. They are oval in shape.
  4. They have six legs.
  5. They are tiny – about 1/8 inch.

Not only are fruit flies in your kitchen a nuisance, but they also contaminate food with bacteria. Since they carry disease-causing pathogens, it is essential to get rid of them quickly. All-Safe Pest & Termite can assist homeowners in eliminating fruit flies and the dangers they bring with them.

Why Fruit Fly Infestations Seem To Come Out Of Nowhere

How do fruit flies seem to appear out of thin air suddenly? Well, their size gives them a decided advantage when accessing homes unnoticed – you won't see them until they have multiplied enough to be seen. They are lovers of rotting food, especially vegetables and fruits; any liquids left to ferment are also favorites. When breeding, they hide in dark areas, such as garbage disposals, trash cans, empty bottles/cans, and drains - the nastier, the better! It only takes about 24 hours for eggs to hatch and a week before babies become adults.

Two ways fruit flies access homes include:

  1. They ride in on overripe vegetables and fruits brought into the home (from an outdoor market, garden, or supermarket).
  2. They wiggle through damaged screens on windows/doors.

Since fruit flies can multiply rapidly, your infestation can quickly get out of control. With professional advice and treatments from All-Safe Pest & Termite, we can help you put a stop to their multiplying.

Five Easy And Effective Fruit Fly Prevention Tips

Does it seem like you have fruit flies everywhere? The best way to make sure fruit flies do not become a problem in your home is by removing the things that attract them.

Five ways you can prevent fruit flies include:

  1. Refrigerate, eat or throw away produce/vegetables that are overly ripe.
  2. Regularly inspect fruits and vegetables stored in closets/pantries.
  3. Quickly clean fruit juice spills under appliances.
  4. Rinse recyclables and periodically clean recycle bins.
  5. Inspect windows/doors and ensure screens are tight-fitting and without holes/gaps.

Even homeowners who religiously watch for conditions that could be conducive to fruit flies can miss something. The best way to get rid of fruit flies is with help from All-Safe Pest & Termite.

How Professional Pest Control Is Great Fruit Fly Control

Fruit flies in your home can be tricky to remove once they've found the food they like. Unless you eliminate their breeding sites, your problem will keep coming back. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, our family-owned and operated company offers multiple residential pest plans at an affordable cost that can help prevent infestations. Call All-Safe Pest & Termite today to request your free, no-obligation estimate.

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