Fruit flies are a common pest problem for homeowners and restaurants in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. They are yellowish-brown in color with red eyes and a striped pattern on their abdomen. These tiny flies are only 3 to 4 millimeters in length. Fruit flies get their name because of their fondness for fruits, vegetables, fermenting liquids, and sugars.
Why Do I Have Them?
Fruit flies are found in homes, restaurants, grocery stores, and anywhere else food is fermenting. They are attracted to various food sources, including bananas, potatoes, tomatoes, pineapples, peaches, grapes, beer, wine, vinegar, and soda. Poor sanitation and waste management will attract these flies into your house.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Fruit flies are extremely problematic when they infest your home or business. They are filthy pests that contaminate food and spread bacteria diseases. Fruit flies have an extremely high reproduction rate. A female can lay around 500 eggs, which will hatch in as little as 24 hours. If not controlled immediately, a small problem can soon turn into a full-blown fly infestation.
Treatment & Control
How Do I Get Rid of Fruit Flies?
Getting rid of fruit flies can be a very difficult task due to their wide variety of food sources and fast reproduction rate. Proper food storage, waste management, and closing doors and windows will help prevent fly infestations. If flies have already invaded your home, the most effective way to get rid of an infestation is to contact a pest control professional. At Advanced Wildlife and Pest Control, we offer effective pest services to eliminate your fly problem.