Best Ways to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

The little flies that frequently appear near unrefrigerated produce in your kitchen are probably fruit flies, which are sometimes called vinegar flies. They are extremely hard to get rid of, but if you use a multipurpose plan of attack, you should be able to do it.

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Fruit flies can lay up to 500 eggs at a time near the surface of fermenting (ripening) foods or other organic materials. The entire life cycle from egg to adult takes only about eight to ten days so they proliferate with great rapidity. They can also lay their eggs in sink drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, garbage bags, and even damp mops and sponges.

The first step in control is to eliminate the sources of attraction and breeding. Don’t leave ripened fruit or vegetables like onions, tomatoes, or potatoes exposed; keep them in the refrigerator until the problem is resolved. Frequently clean recycling bins that hold empty bottles and cans, and make sure the contents are thoroughly cleaned before discarding. Be sure the bottoms and the sides of garbage cans are free of any small bits of food or spilled juices. Be sure the bottoms and the sides of garbage cans are free of any small bits of food or spilled juices.

Fruit flies get brought into your home from fruits or vegetables at the market that were previously infested. The adults can also fly in from outside through inadequately screened windows and doors.

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Fruit flies are primarily a nuisance. However, they also can carry bacteria that can contaminate your produce and cause it to ripen and rot sooner. This bacteria won’t harm you, but it will shorten the life of your expensive, organic fruits and veggies.


Preventing Fruit Flies

Don’t keep any vegetable or meat scraps in your garbage can inside your home. Place your vegetable scraps in a bag or freezer bag and put them in the freezer. You should either make soup out of them, bury them in a compost pile, or keep them frozen in a sealed bag, and throw them away in an outside garbage can.


Clean your produce as soon as you get home, and store it loose or in a new bag, rather than in the plastic bag you got from the store. Better yet, skip the plastic bag altogether, and carry reusable produce bagsto the store with you.


Take out your compost. Any scraps or leftovers you plan to compost you should take out right away. If you can’t get them out right away, put them in a bag in the freezer until you can. Make sure your compost pile is situated far from your home and that you bury your food scraps in the pile.

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MBOX bug zapper is one of the products of QM which uses a new and highly effective method to catch mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes and some of small flies track their victim through CO2 up to a range of 50meters, combined with the sense of smell of H2O, female mosquitoes are very effective in tracking their victim. MBOX uses a new method developed by Akira Fujishima (President of the Tokyo University of Science), this method uses photo catalysis of titanium dioxide (also known as the Honda-Fujishima Effect). Comparing the old bug zappers being placed used, the MBOX bug zapper of QM is more ecofriendly and increases the chances of catching more female mosquitoes. Simply plug it into power, and MBOX bug zapper would kill these mosquitoes swiftly and silently. It is chemical free, making it perfect for infants and the pregnant woman. MBOX bug zapper is non-toxic, harmless, yet safe, swift and reliable.

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Alright, you’ve done it! Now set a timer. Just because you’re no longer seeing any evidence of fruit flies does not mean that you’ve won the battle. Under normal temperature conditions, it could take anywhere from 7 to 14 days for fruit flies to move from egg to adult. So don’t start celebrating until at least two weeks have passed. In the meantime, keep up on sanitation. You don’t want any new adults that might emerge to have a playground for their silly sexcapades. Use MBOX after the two weeks have passed fruit-fly free, have yourself a nice celebratory beer.

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