Fruit Fly Control Services Sydney
Fruit flies are tiny insects that seem to come with fresh produce and tend to reproduce very quickly. That’s one of the reasons why they’re very difficult to get rid of. If you store the fruits and fresh produce in the open and don’t refrigerate them, you’re more likely to get an infestation. These flies can easily lay up to 500 eggs at a time, which is why you see an infestation get out of hand quickly.
The fruit fly’s entire lifecycle takes 8 to 10 days to complete and once they reach adulthood, they’re nearly unstoppable. At Knock-Down Pest Control Sydney, we have experienced that the best way to counteract a fruit fly infestation is to interrupt the lifecycle and ensure the eggs don’t hatch or the larvae don’t reach adulthood.
What are the signs of infestations?
You can easily spot the signs of infestation if you’re vigilant enough. Here are some things you need to keep an eye out for:
Flies hovering around trash cans and places with decaying fruit. These flies are attracted to fermenting or ripening fruit so they’re more likely to infest your home if you leave the trashcan open or leave the ripening fruits sit out in the open.
Larvae crawling around in your kitchen area are also a sign of an infestation. Inspect corners and places where you store your fresh produce carefully and look for these tiny larvae. They look like cockroaches or small rodent droppings so they’re easy to miss. You’ll see a pair of distinctive horns on them, which is a clear indication that the small black or brown spots are larvae instead of droppings.
You will also find these flies and larvae near beer or liquor bottles because they also contain fermented food ingredients. Look at the beer storage area carefully as well.
You can also take preventive measures to ensure the flies don’t enter your property in the first place. Clean all fresh produce and store as many as you can in the refrigerator. Make sure all garbage can are sealed shut when not in use.