Fruit flies though not as harmful as other houseflies but are extremely gross to be present in your environment. They carry a certain type of bacteria that contaminates your freshly bought fruits and vegetables. They have a life span of over 14 days and a female fruit fly is said to lay around 100 eggs every day. Seeing their rapid growth, it is very important to take preventive measures, in order to get rid of them as soon as possible. Here, are 5 simple tips that will help you get rid of fruit flies.
1. Keep Your Kitchen Counter Clean
Fruit flies get attracted to the moist area and fermented odor. So, any spillage in your kitchen counter is sure to get infested with fruit flies. To avoid this from happening, we advise you to wipe the kitchen counter regularly once every day. This will prevent the area from becoming a preferred place of fruit flies.
2. Dispose Off Garbage Regularly
Storing garbage in the cans or dustbins for a long period of time invites fruit flies. So, disposing off garbage regularly and cleaning the bins, will prevent fruit flies from breeding. Moreover, if you have vegetable and meat scraps remaining, it is recommended not to keep it in the open. Either dispose it as soon as possible or refrigerate it.
3. Keep The Fruit Bowl Covered
Fruit flies love feasting on fruits. They get attracted to mostly citrus fruits or the one that are subject to ripen fast. So, it is recommended that whenever you keep fresh fruits within your reach, for instant snacking, you should keep it in a covered bowl. If fruits have over ripened then storing them in the refrigerator will be the best idea.
4. Control Bad Odor
Your home can be subjected to bad odor, if you do not cover garbage cans, clean the drains, or wash the dishes and sink. It is very important to prevent bad odor from spreading in your home as it attracts fruit flies. To do so, you will need to clean your dishes the very time you place it in the sink. Piling up dirty dishes will spread a bad odor, thus inviting fruit flies. You can also use baking soda to clean up the drains as well as kill the fruit flies present there.
5. Install Window And Door Screens
Installing window and door screens in your residence will prevent fruit flies from entering your home and residing there.For further information on pest infestation and control, contact City Pest Control. We offer 24X7 help to our clients.
Flies are known as one of such pests that carry various microorganisms, which are the main cause of diseases like salmonella, e.coli, and shingles. When they sit on your food it is sure to get contaminated and poisonous. So, it is very important to take preventive measures to get rid of these flies. Especially, if you own a restaurant, then your reputation will be at risk if you do not take any serious steps. Here, are a few tips that will help you keep flies away from you restaurant.
1. Maintain Proper Hygienic Standards
One of the most important steps to take is to keep the restaurant tidy. Flies get attracted to an untidy environment and love lingering on food that is kept open in the air. So, it is important to maintain proper hygienic standards in your restaurant. This can be done by:
- regularly emptying the garbage cans,
- cleaning up spills immediately
- Use of bacterial cleanser to dissolve organic wastes
2. Keep Your Patio Dining Protected
If you offer patio dining to your customers, then cleaning it regularly is a necessity. To do so, you need to:
- properly cover the garbage cans placed at the outdoor with airtight lids
- clear the plates on the table as soon as possible
- wipe the table clean after every serving
- sweep the outdoor regularly and avoid standing water.
3. Install Wall-Mounted Fans
Wall-mounted fans blow out air that rid flies and other pests away from your restaurant. Before getting it installed, consult with an HVAC professional to check that your restaurant gets ample airflow. In other words, it is important to know that whenever the doors are open, the air should flow outside not into your restaurant.
4. Seal It Up
Not only the interiors but also the exteriors of your restaurant should be well protected from flies. Here, is what you need to do:
- check for cracks and crevices around the exterior of your restaurant, if any, seal them up as soon as possible
- you can also use weather stripping to seal the doors and windows
- install door sweeps that keep the entrance neat and clean
- set up fly traps in the storage area.
5. Call For A Pest Control
If your restaurant is infested with flies vigorously and you are not able to get rid of them using these above-mentioned steps, then calling a pest control service will be the best idea.Following these simple tips will help you serve your customers with delight. For further information on pest control and preventive measures, contact City Pest Control Inc.