Getting Rid of Fruit Flies in Your Home

iStock 000006634658XSmall 300x220 Getting Rid of Fruit Flies in Your HomeAlthough fruit flies are usually prevalent in warm climate, there is still a chance that fruit flies can invade your home.

Many people are revolted by fruit flies because they generally indicate unsanitary practices.  Nooks and crannies that have not been cleaned in a long time can become breeding grounds.  Not only are these fruit flies unsightly, they can also carry diseases.

drain care Getting Rid of Fruit Flies in Your HomeThe problem with fruit flies is that in many cases, cleaning is not enough.  Pesticides can temporarily solve this problem but these chemicals can be detrimental to you and your family’s health. Moreover, these pesticides are applied in concentrated areas only, and once the flies have “learned” that their favorite breeding ground has been invaded, they can easily pack up and move somewhere else.

fruit flies 300x194 Getting Rid of Fruit Flies in Your HomeApparently, the best way to attack this problem is to prevent these fruit flies from breeding in the first place.  This is to say that it is not enough to clean your countertops and other surfaces; the problem (and solution) may be in the drain.

Drains are not cleaned as regularly as they should. If you have a fruit fly problem that does not seem to go away, try cleaning the drains with bacterial enzyme and then flush it down with hot water.  Apply this practice on a daily basis first; eventually, try cleaning the traps once a week.  When the fruit fly problem seems to have gone away on a more permanent term, you can clean your drains every month.

P1050208 300x225 Getting Rid of Fruit Flies in Your HomeThis disinfecting practice should be included in your cleaning habits.  It may seem like a chore at first but cleaning your drain will not only get rid of the fruit flies but other uninvited insects and bacteria as well.

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