It’s hard to keep fruit flies away during the summer, as they gather around and feed on over ripened produce. They’ll hoard around your fruit bowl, a glass of soda or lemonade if you leave it out for too long. As small as they are, fruit flies easily use the tiniest cracks in doors and windows to get inside your home. Truly Nolen Canada gives some expert residential pest control advice to get rid of them.
Here’s How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
The best way to avoid fruit flies in your home is to avoid leaving fruits and fruit juices out for too long. As soon as you’re done using your fruity treats, make sure to cover them with a lid, a cloth, or aluminum foil. If you still end up with fruit flies in your home, here are a couple of ways to get rid of them:
Keep counters clean – One of the ways to avoid fruit flies is to put the foods away as soon as you don’t need them anymore. Cover bowls of fruit, or put them away into the fridge. When you’re done drinking your juice, cover the glass or wash it straight away. This way, there will be no sweet scents to draw the flies.
Wash your food – Wash the fruits you bring home under running water to rinse any fruit fly eggs that may be present.
Clear out the garbage – Fruit flies are attracted to the fermenting smell coming from the fruit and peels inside the garbage bin. Emptying them regularly and keeping them clean will help keep the flies away.
Use citruses to repel the flies – Lemons, citrosa geraniums, and lemon verbena are herbs known to repel the fruit flies. It’s also recommended to cut some basil or lay it out over the fruits.
Saran wrap wine hack – Pour a small amount of red wine into a glass, then cover it with a piece of plastic wrap on top. Finally, create a small hole in it using a toothpick. This way, the flies will be able to get in, but not out.
Aren’t Sure About DIY Solutions? Call Truly Nolen Canada
Although most people are used to the sight of fruit flies in the home during summer, repeated problems could mean that you’re doing something that’s drawing the flies inside the house. If you’re having trouble with fruit flies, call Truly Nolen. Our residential pest control service technicians will visit your home, doing some research on possible reasons why fruit flies keep coming back. It will take the help of the expert eye to detect possible cracks the flies are using to get in, as well as spots that could typically draw them. Our technicians will take a look at your garbage bins, assessing whether or not they’re sturdy enough for the lid too block the smells, and check if there’s any produce growing around your home that the flies might use to lay eggs. If you’re growing your own produce, our technician will provide you with strategies to keep the flies from laying eggs near your home.