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Fruit flies are the tiny little bugs that land on fruit and are nearly impossible to catch or kill once airborne. Some people call them gnats; others call them drain flies. No matter what you call them they are annoying and can be embarrassing once they take hold in your kitchen and start multiplying.

Controlling fly populations can be as simple as controlling its ability to feed and breed. Flies eat decomposing organic matter, so don’t leave any laying around. Keep garbage in sealed bags inside of covered garbage cans. Store the garbage cans as far away from your home as possible. Other organic items, like animal poop, should not be allowed to pile up in your yard. If your garbage becomes infested with maggots, get rid of it right away. Spoiled food inside your home should be thrown away immediately. Chances are flies have already laid eggs in it, and maggots are on the way.

These tiny pests breed quickly, and can survive long after you’ve disposed of all your suspect fruits and vegetables. Winning the battle against fruit flies requires patience and persistence.

The best way to avoid problems with fruit flies is to eliminate sources of attraction. Produce which has ripened should be eaten, discarded or refrigerated. Cracked or damaged portions of fruits and vegetables should be cut away and discarded in the event that eggs or larvae are present in the wounded area. A single rotting potato or onion forgotten at the back of a closet, or fruit juice spillage under a refrigerator can breed thousands of fruit flies. So can a recycling bin stored in the basement which is never emptied or cleaned.

People who can their own fruits and vegetables, or make wine, cider or beer should ensure that the containers are well sealed; otherwise, fruit flies will lay their eggs under the lid and the tiny larvae will enter the container upon hatching. Windows and doors should be equipped with tight-fitting (16 mesh) screens to help prevent adult fruit flies from entering from outdoors.

Fruit fly habitat is any place they can find something sweet or fermented, with a little moisture. Empty soda cans, wine bottles, and beer cans fit that bill perfectly. Once you’ve dumped the produce, turn your attention to the recycling bin. Take all your bottles and cans out for pickup. Then give the bin itself a thorough scrubbing to remove any residue of beer, wine, or juice.

A better approach, however, is to construct a trap by placing a paper funnel (rolled from a sheet of notebook paper) into a jar which is then baited with a few ounces of cider vinegar. Place the jar trap(s) wherever fruit flies are seen. This simple but effective trap will soon catch any remaining adult flies which can then be killed or released outdoors.

Know your enemy! I have a new respect for these pests after looking into why they are so difficult to kill on a surface or while airborne. If you tried hard and not worked at all, better approach the pros

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