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What is the most annoying pest you can think of? A lot of people will think about flies. These local insects are all over the place here in Sugar Land and they absolutely love invading homes. One invasive species is the fruit fly. This pest is especially problematic because of its ability to reproduce rapidly. Here are some things you should know about the fruit flies in Sugar Land and how to get and keep them out of your home. Talk with our team at All-Safe Pest & Termite if you need our assistance dealing with these or other local pests. Let us share with you some of our local fly control plans and find a path to your total pest freedom. 

 

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Fruit Flies vs. Gnats: How To Tell The Difference

Fruit flies and gnats are the same in many ways. For one, they are both flies. They also both eat nasty things. The biggest difference between these two bugs is where they like to hang out. Fruit flies gravitate to unrefrigerated produce. You will see these tiny bugs clustering around your trash cans, kitchen counters, and other areas where there might be food. Fungus gnats, on the other hand, gather around potted plants and other live, organic items. If you would like help finding out what types of flies are inside your home, let us know. We will help you find out.

Are Fruit Flies Harmful? Understanding The Health Risks

There are a lot of flies that harm humans, both with bites or with diseases they carry. Fruit flies are thankfully not one of these pests. These little insects do not bite, sting, or spread any dangerous diseases. They do, however, contaminate food and are incredibly annoying. Fruit flies reproduce rapidly which can make them even more abrasive. If you are looking to keep flies away from your home, here are some options you have for prevention and control. 

Preventing Fruit Flies: Tips For Proper Food Storage And Hygiene

Fruit flies are presented in a different way compared to other local pests. Before we talk about ways to get rid of fruit flies, here are some prevention tips to make sure these bugs stay out of your home.

  • Keep your sinks and drains clean.
  • Do not buy over-ripened fruits or vegetables.
  • Store fruit inside air-tight containers.
  • Take out the garbage each night and make sure your garbage bins have air-tight lids.
  • Throw out fruits and vegetables that are over-ripe.
  • Make sure your home’s exterior is properly sealed.
  • Address damage to windows and doors.

If you see small flies in your house and want them out fast, get our team at All-Safe Pest & Termite involved. We have everything you need to combat fruit flies or other local species.

Getting Rid Of A Fruit Fly Infestation: When To Call In The Experts

Living with fruit flies or any other types of pests is not fun. The longer you allow these bugs to live inside your home, the higher your risk of real problems. To address an infestation before it grows out of control, bring in

our team at All-Safe Pest & Termite. We are a local and dedicated pest control provider that is quick to meet our community’s needs. Whether you are dealing with fruit flies or other bugs, we have the answer you need here.

Contact All-Safe Pest & Termite today to find out more about our fly pest control and ask our team how we can help you deal with fruit flies and other pests here in Sugar Land.

 

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