Have you ever come home in the evening to be greeted by a flying speck taking off from a kitchen counter or patio? More than likely, you’re being visited by fruit flies. They’re opportunistic little buggers that are there one day and gone the next. Here are some tips to eliminate and prevent them:
- Keep your garbage bins and sink drains clean. Garbage disposals that are not run daily are a fruit fly delicatessen.
- Wipe your counters regularly with a clean sponge or cloth.
- Put produce in the refrigerator as soon as you return from the store.
- Outside, clean up debris from fruit trees or picnics on the patio. You don’t want anything fermenting.
Ira & the Lifecycle Team