Fruit flies are a species of Drosophilidae.

Where are fruit flies mostly found?

Fruit flies are found in:

  • Drains

  • Sewerage pipes

  • Rotten food/fruit

  • Cold, mouldy areas

  • Poorly drained soil (especially indoor pots)

  • Dishwashers

  • Bins

  • Bathrooms

  • Kitchens

What are the signs of an infestation?

Signs of an infestation include:

  • Small flies will be visible around the property and food preparation areas

  • Ripened fruit and vegetables will have tiny holes

  • Dead fruit flies found around window sills and in uncovered food

How can I prevent fruit flies?

You can help prevent fruit flies from becoming an infestation by:

  • Regularly cleaning drains, S and U bends in the kitchen and bathroom

  • Keeping food covered

  • Removing rotten or mouldy fruit from the fruit basket

  • Disposing of onion peels and rotating vegetables regularly making sure old ones are thrown out past due date


Regular General Pest Control can alleviate fruit fly infestations from your property

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