Wacky Pest Wednesday: Fruit Flies

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Hey there all you Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday!  For this edition of our weekly tradition, we are covering the fruit fly.  Enjoy!

The fruit fly is an incredibly small fly that generally hovers around and feeds off of ripening fruit, hence the name.  Fruit flies can pop up whenever fruit is nearing the end of its life, and since these critters can reproduce at an incredibly fast rate, you can expect them to stick around for quite a while.  They will go after anything that has a sweet smell to it, including fruit, soda, alcohol, and other things left open in the kitchen.

One of the best ways to rid yourself of fruit flies is to destroy their breeding grounds and food source.  The latter is rather quite simple; just throw out the over-ripened fruit, cover up any food in the kitchen, and clean up any spills that arise.  Destroying their breeding ground may be a tad more complicated, as they can breed in a variety of places, like your trash can and sink drain.  Taking out the trash regularly and pouring bleach down your drain are just two easy ways to stop the fruit flies from spreading even further in your kitchen.

Despite their annoyance, did you know that a fruit fly is a geneticist’s best friend?  The fruit fly’s DNA structure is readily available, thanks to their intense breeding, and is known to have unlocked many mysteries about DNA as a whole.

Fruit flies may be annoying, but they’re not unbeatable.  If you feel as though all your efforts to rid them are going for naught, feel free to call us in; we’ll take care of them real quick!

Enjoy the rest of your week, Tri-County Pest Control fans!

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