You will find those little bugs swirling over fruits, leftover beverages, sinks, and any place where they might find enough source of food to lay their eggs in. Now, how long do fruit flies live?
The fruit fly has a life-cycle of about 8-10 days, and a single female fly can lay about 500 eggs, which hatch within 30 hours of time. This is why you will see a swarm of them very very quickly, and it is exceptionally hard to get rid of them.
To eliminate them naturally is one of the best ways to get rid of them, because it will ensure a clean, beautiful, and sanitized home without any fruit flies roaming around without any control.
Now, how would you sanitize your home in order to avoid them?
The simplest approach is to keep everything clean, as much as it is possible. Make sure everything is clean and clear, wash the sink and clean the drain after you do the dishwashing, dispose of or clean your dishrags properly.
Also, make sure they are dried properly because fruit flies love those places to build their nest in. As you might already know, they breed only where they find sufficient food for the hatchlings.
Now you know their basic nature which might help you to get rid of those beasts. If you have a trash bin which is not the type that has a cover then it is recommended that you get one, also do not keep your trash in paper bags or any other bags just in the open.
It is essential that you dispose of your trash properly do not just get it out of sight, it will not solve your problem. Empty the bin every day or as soon as it is full, else it might attract even more of them.
They are also in “love” with fruits and vegetables, especially if those are overripe. If you have a bowl where you store your fruits in, make sure it is covered, or best is to keep it in the fridge.
These are some natural common tips to prevent and get rid of fruit flies, however, sometimes you will need other methods.
Make sure everything in your house is dry and clean because fruit flies will breed only in moist areas. This is why they love sinks actually because they will feed off the leftovers and it is extremely moist in a sink.
The most common breeding places for fruit flies are vegetables and fruits (hence the name fruit fly), wet and dirty dishrags, spills (which are usually hard to access for example behind a cupboard or under the bed where you wouldn’t expect it), and messes.
Make sure to get rid of all the things and seek the assistance of a pest control company in order to avoid a population of fruit flies.