You wake up and head to the bathroom for a nice, relaxing shower. But something catches your eye. You see a little black bug buzzing around. Your heart sinks. It’s a fruit fly. The bug that keeps on bugging! We have all had them pestering us, but what even are they? Where do they come from? And most important how do you get rid of the little buggers? Don’t worry, in this blog post we will go over everything you need to know about fruit flies, so they won’t be a nuisance anymore.
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What are Fruit Flies?
Have you ever seen a tiny fly buzzing around your fruit bowl or garbage bin and wondered what it was? Well, that was probably a fruit fly! Fruit flies are attracted to fermenting fruit and vegetables and can lay up to 500 eggs at a time. They often enter homes through open windows or doors and can quickly multiply in warm, damp environments like the bathroom. Most importantly they can stay in the drains, feeding off the gunk that’s down there.
How to Identify a Fruit Fly Infestation.
If you’re having a problem with fruit flies, there are a few signs that you can look for:
- Fruit flies are small, black, and fly around quickly.
- They are attracted to light and will often congregate near windows and doors.
- Fruit flies will also land on food and may be found in the kitchen or bathroom.
If you see any of these signs, it’s likely that you have a fruit fly infestation.
How to get rid of them.
A fruit fly infestation in a bathroom can be very difficult to get rid of and there are two approaches that one can take. Getting rid of them by yourself or using the aid of a plumber.
Getting rid of fruit flies by yourself.
- Clean all fruit fly breeding sites, such as garbage cans, fruit bowls, and drains.
If you have fruit flies in your home, you’ll need to clean all the potential breeding sites to get rid of them. This includes garbage cans, fruit bowls, and drains. You may also need to treat your home for other pests, such as ants or roaches, which can attract fruit flies.
The way that you should clean all potential breeding sites is with a strong cleaning solution. This may include a bleach solution for drains and garbage cans, and a vinegar solution for fruit bowls. Be sure to rinse all surfaces thoroughly to remove any residue.
Fruit flies lay their eggs in these breeding sites, so if they’re not cleaned, the fruit fly population will continue to grow. In addition, these sites can attract other pests, which can further complicate your fruit fly problem.
- Use a fruit fly trap to catch and kill fruit flies.
A fruit fly trap is a device that is used to catch and kill fruit flies. There are a variety of different types of fruit fly traps available on the market, but they all work by using bait to attract the fruit flies into the trap, where they then become trapped and are unable to escape. The most common type of bait used in fruit fly traps is a piece of fruit or a piece of rotting meat, which will emit a strong odor that attracts the fruit flies. Once the flies are inside the trap, they will be unable to escape and will eventually die.
Fruit flies are attracted to the scent of ripe fruit and decaying organic matter, which means that they are often found near garbage cans, fruit bowls, and other places where food is present. These flies are not only a nuisance, but they can also spread diseases to humans and contaminate food. By using a fruit fly trap, you can quickly and easily get rid of these pests without the use of harmful chemicals.
- Apply a fruit fly repellent to keep fruit flies away.
There are many ways to keep fruit flies away, but one common method is to apply a fruit fly repellent. This can be a chemical or natural repellent, and it works by creating an unpleasant environment for the fruit fly, making them less likely to land on your fruit or other surfaces.
Fruit fly repellents are typically easy to use and don’t require much effort to apply. They can be applied directly to the fruit or surface you want to protect, and they usually don’t have any harmful side effects. Additionally, repellents can be used in combination with other methods, such as traps, to supply an extra level of protection.
Getting rid of fruit flies with the help of a plumber.
If you don’t have the time or if these self-strategies don’t work for you, it might be best to call a professional. Plumbers can help you find the source of the problem and then provide you with options for getting rid of the fruit flies.
- Call a plumber to inspect your drains and pipes for any potential blockages or leaks.
If you have a fruit fly infestation, one potential cause could be a blockage or leak in your drains or pipes. A plumber can inspect your plumbing to see if this is the case and help resolve the issue. Plumbers have the training and experience to properly diagnose and repair any problems that they find. In some cases, a simple drain cleaning may be all that is needed to fix the problem. However, if there is a more serious issue, such as a leak, the plumber will be able to make the necessary repairs. The cost of this service will vary depending on the plumber and the extent of the problem. However, it is generally not a very expensive service. Overall, this will help to get rid of your fruit fly problem and other future problems.
- Use a plunger to clear any drains that are blocked.
A plumber can use a good plunger to clear blockages in drains by using a suction action to force the blockage out. The plumber will firstly make sure that the area around the drain is clear. He will then place the plunger over the drain and use an up and down motion to create suction. This suction will help to loosen the blockage and the plumber will then be able to remove it. This will help to clear any areas where the fruit flies may be breeding and will also help to remove any potential food sources that they may be feeding on.
- Seal any cracks or openings around your drains and pipes.
Another way a plumber can help you get rid of fruit flies is to seal any cracks or openings around your drains and pipes. This will prevent the fruit flies from getting into your home in the first place. If you have a drain that’s particularly infested with fruit flies, you may need to call a plumber to get it cleaned out. A plumber can use a variety of methods to seal cracks on drains and pipes. They may use a plumber’s putty or a sealant to fill in the cracks and prevent the fruit flies from getting in. The cost of having a plumber seal cracks on drains and pipes will vary depending on the size and number of cracks, as well as the type of sealant used. It is worth the cost, because you can finally get rid of future fruit fly infestations.
Get rid of fruit flies forever!
Fruit flies sure are a nuisance that can be difficult to get rid of, but there are a few things you can do to get rid of them. First, you need to find all potential breeding sites and clean them thoroughly. Next, use a fruit fly trap to catch and kill the fruit flies. Finally, apply a fruit fly repellent to keep them away. If these self-strategies don’t work, you can always call a professional plumber for extra help. They will fix any problems that may be causing a fruit fly infestation so you can live a life free of these pesky bugs.