What are fruit flies?
Fruit flies are pests that are commonly found in homes, restaurants and grocery stores or basically anywhere there is fresh produce present. They are about 1/8 of an inch in length; they are tan and black in color with bright red eyes. Fruit flies are attracted to rotting or fermenting fruit on which to feed and lay their eggs.
Are fruit flies dangerous?
Fruit flies are generally considered to be a nuisance pest. They do, however, have the potential to contaminate food with bacteria and other disease-producing organisms.
Why do I have a fruit fly problem?
Fruit flies are present in your home in Sugar Hill, Atlanta, or elsewhere in Middle Georgia because they are drawn to the ripened fruits and vegetables that are generally found in your kitchen area. Bringing fruits or vegetables into your home that has had a previous infestation is the most common way that fruit flies enter your house. Adult fruit flies may also enter your home through open doors and windows that are not properly sealed or screened.
How do I get rid of fruit flies?
At Monitor Pest Control, we offer our Once Per Year Pest Control Application pest control for homes infested with fruit flies as well as over 47 different pests. To learn more about our home pest control services, our Once Per Year Pest Control Application, or to find out how we can help you combat fruit flies in your commercial establishment, please contact us today.
Can I do it myself?
Having fruit flies present is usually a sanitation issue, along with ripe or rotting fruit they also like to breed in drains, garbage disposals and trash containers. You can help control fruit fly infestations in your home by making sure to store fruits and vegetables properly and by making sure you use them in a timely manner. Also, make sure that trash receptacles are clean and drains and garbage disposals are unclogged so that standing water doesn’t build up in them. If you are having difficulty keeping fruit flies out of your home,contact Monitor Pest Control for pest prevention against fruit flies.
Why choose Monitor Pest Control?
With over 25 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your fruit fly problem. With Monitor Pest Control, you’ll receive trained professionals, serious commitment and thorough treatments.
How can I prevent a fruit fly problem in the future?
Preventing a fruit fly problem can be as simple as eliminating their food and breeding source. If you have fruits and vegetables in the house, make sure that they are eaten promptly or refrigerated. Make sure that all screens are intact and that windows and doors have proper seals around them so that adult fruit flies cannot enter your home and contaminate your food.