Quick Tips to Rid Your Residence of Resistant Fruit Flies

You wake up on a beautiful morning in the Greater Toronto Area and walk in the kitchen to make your morning brew. You suddenly find yourself swatting away pesky pests — you have an infestation of fruit flies. Preparing a meal is impossible because they’re all over your food. What can be done?

Homemade Traps

Quick Tips to Rid Your Residence of Resistant Fruit Flies

You probably have ingredients to concoct at least one homemade trap. Fruit flies are attracted to certain smells. If you bait them with something sweet, they will be drawn to it. All you need is some apple cider vinegar, sugar, water, and a touch of your “deadly” dish soap. Enticed by the lovely aroma of sugar, the flies will swarm your trap and hopefully be drowned in the soap.

Bleach In The Sink

Quick Tips to Rid Your Residence of Resistant Fruit Flies

If you find that fruit flies remain a recurring problem after setting up a trap, bleach may be your next option. Since bleach is a dangerous substance, there are some precautions to take. First, wear a mask before you pour the substance down the drain. Second, dilute the bleach with water. If there is a happy little colony of fruit flies in your drain, that should be enough to kill them.

Contact Pest Control Services

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Unfortunately, sometimes an infestation will go beyond a home remedy concocted in your kitchen. You might fight off a few waves, but they keep coming back. If that is the case, call pest control to come and take care of the problem. Professionals know where the pests hide and how to reach them.

If you are in the Greater Toronto Area and in need of pest control services, give JDM Pest Control a call at 416-729-3568 for your free assessment. We’re familiar with seasonal fruit fly aggravation and know how to help.