Prevention of Fruit Flies With MBOX Bug Zapper
Fruit flies are some of the most annoying pests around. They seem to appear out of nowhere and then suddenly there are so many of them you can hardly stand it. These tiny flies, which often measure only 3 mm. (or smaller) in size, can smell food from a far distance, which is why they are so often found in kitchens. It’s actually the smell of the food, especially fermenting food, that attracts fruit flies.
Hundreds of years ago, people believed that these flies just spontaneously appeared. Today we know that they come into our homes from bags brought from the grocery store and through window screens. Fruit flies are so tiny that they can make it through most screens. The bottom line is that there is really no stopping fruit flies from coming into your home. Fruit flies reproduce quickly, often laying hundreds of eggs that hatch within a day and then quickly develop into the fruit flies you see flying around. But you can prevent them as much as possible by making your kitchen conditions less favorable to the flies. There arealso simple ways to trap fruit flies once they have invaded your home.
Find and remove all food-based breeding grounds. Start in the kitchen. Dispose of any overripe fruits or vegetables. Cover fruit bowls or, better yet, put them in the fridge. Do the dishes. Fruit flies will lay eggs on leftover plates and in dirty glasses. Search through every cupboard and check for wet or infested grains, crackers, potatoes, pastas, beans, etc. If it looks questionable, get rid of it. Take the garbage out immediately. Search the entire house for other food messes. Pay special attention to kids’ rooms. Look under beds and in closets for dirty dishes. Wash all sponges, dish rags, and towels. Sweep and mop, dump mop water, clean bucket, and wash mop head.
Find and remove all other breeding grounds. Once you have disposed of all their favorites, fruit flies will be forced to find alternatives. You will need to find and take care of these as well. If you have one, start by cleaning the dishwasher. Clean inside and out and get all excess food and liquid. You will want to do dishes by hand until the fruit fly infestation is gone. Clean under the stove and under the oven. Clean the seals on the fridge and freezer doors. Plants and flowers attract fruit flies with their nectar and wet soil, take ’em outside. Check to make sure there aren’t leaks under the sinks where wood may be rotten. Clean drains and garbage disposals. Clean up any lint around the washing machine because it will trap that moisture.
Use QM indoor fly zapper to catch those fruit flies.
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.
Proper storage measures. Once you have done everything you can think to do to remove breeding grounds for fruit flies, the last thing you want to do is allow them to destroy even more of your good food. Do yourself a favor, and go to the store and get some good canisters, cans, or plastic storage containers with tight-fitting lids for food products like grains, pastas, cereals, beans, peas, flour, crackers, and anything else that might attract fruit flies if it gets damp. You may want to give Rubbermaid modular canisters a shot, they stack nice and easy. If you run across something that you’re not sure about, put it in a container. Better safe than sorry. Be sure to also get a garbage can with a tight-fitting lid. http://mbox-qm.com