We all have them at certain times of the year, especially late summer and early fall – fruitflies! They’re everywhere – in the drain, in the plants, and on any fruit that just happens to be lying around. We’ve all wondered: “How do I get rid of these annoying fruitflies”? This wonderful article over at Everyday Roots explains how!
The first thing we need to do is study up on fruitflies. We need to understand them if we want to get rid of them! With their bright red eyes and beige bodies, they’d be quite stunning creatures if we could see them better. They may be tiny but they’re insanely prolific. They don’t have a long life span, and their life cycle is extremely quick. It only takes about 8 days for a fruit fly egg to develop into a fully-grown fruit fly! That’s why one or two fruit flies can easily turn into a swarm.
And where do those fruit flies come from anyway? No matter how hard we try to keep bugs and pests out of our homes, these little guys always seem to find a way in. Is it magic? No! They could be smuggling themselves in via the fruit skin on those bananas or pears you bought at the grocery store. Their eggs are tiny and imperceptible and they can lay up to 500 at one time. Once they make it into your home, the next thing you know they’re hatching and you’ve got a major epidemic on your hands.
Fruitflies can be found all over the world and can survive in many different kinds of habitats. They do not like desert climates, however, as they need a moist environment in which they can lay their eggs.
Want to learn more about how you can eradicate fruitflies in your home? Then head on over to the “Everyday Roots” website by following the link in the description below!
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