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

tip

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


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