August 22, 2015
What Do They Come From & How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
Insects come in a variety of species, colors, and sizes and can infest anything from our homes, our pets and our gardens. One of the more common pests that we come into contact with this time of year when the temperatures are still warm and there is more moisture in the air, are insects that invade our fruit. For instance, if you have recently purchased some fresh blackberries, chances are there are worms in them. Small, tiny worms that will eventually blossom into fruit flies have made their way into the berries and if you have already eaten the berries, then you won’t have to worry about them blossoming into fruit flies. Although you may want to gag at the thought, do not worry; they are a great source of protein and harmless to your health.
Where Do Fruit Flies Come From?
Insects like these worms are able to successfully invade fruit when there has been a mild winter. A cold winter will usually kill off these insects that pose a nuisance to our fruits, but when the temperatures in the winter do not reach a cold enough temperature to do so, then the worms are able to survive, invade the fruit and eventually end up as a fruit fly.
Some fruit flies are harmless and generally are found hovering around old dead fruit. But there are more threatening species of fruit flies that can cause a significant amount of damage to healthy fruit. The Mediterranean fruit fly can destroy entire crops, and did so in California in 1989. Now very meticulous inspections are performed on local crops to detect any possible sign of the fly so immediate action can be taken. Killing adult fruit flies will reduce the chances of infestation and save fruit from being damaged or destroyed.
Home Remedies? How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
If you are experiencing fruit flies inside of your home, there are some easy steps you can take to eliminate their presence. The first step in order to get rid of fruit flies is to eliminate any potential breeding areas form the flies. Clean your garbage cans regularly and make sure they have secure and tight lids. Fruit fly larva can only survive in decaying organic matter that is moist, so eliminate any area in your home that creates this type of environment. If you are finding it difficult to get rid of fruit flies on your own, contact Croach Services for expert fruit fly and other pest control.