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When a fruit fly infestation begins, you may not even notice. It begins with a few, tiny, red-eyed flies zipping around in your kitchen. But, if you've ever had a fruit fly infestation or, worse, you're dealing with one right now, you know that it doesn't take long for a few flies to turn into a cloud of flies. All it takes is an available food source.

Are you having trouble figuring out what those flies are eating and where they are breeding? It isn't surprising. Fruit flies can breed in a blob of ketchup left on a dish near the sink, or some juice that spilled and ran under the fridge. They can grow a massive population in a box of empty soda cans as easily as they can on an apple core dropped by a toddler behind the couch. It doesn't take much. So, when we get calls from folks who are at their wits end fighting fruit flies, we offer to come over and take a look. The list of breedings sites is just too exhaustive to cover over the phone.

On site, our technicians will do a detailed inspection in all of the many places fruit flies are known to breed. If necessary, they will lay out pheromone traps to attract the flies and reduce their numbers quickly. If you're looking for fast relief, this is the way to go. But, some folks like to do it themselves. We understand. Here are some things you can do that might take care of a fruit fly infestation.

  • Clean. Clean. Clean. Fruit flies are looking for food to eat and to lay their eggs in. The cleaner your kitchen, the faster that infestation will be gone.

  • Use a vacuum to suck up those flies. If they are in your vacuum bag, they won't be laying eggs. Be sure to dispose of the vacuum bag outside.

  • Put dishes in soapy water until you're able to clean them.

  • Put fruit in the refrigerator until you're ready to eat it.

  • Search for, and remove, any available organic material in your home, especially if it is rotting.

  • Get a trash can that has a sealable lid, or dispose of your trash at the end of every day. This will prevent those flies from using your trash to make more flies.

These are tricky pests. If you can't seem to figure out where those flies are breeding, we can help. Our team is educated in the habits, habitats, and pest control protocols for fruit flies. If you live in our Tennessee service area, help is just a call away.

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