Bycovering the topsoil of your houseplants with gravel, pebbles, or sandyou prevent fruit flies from laying eggs in the first place. Fruit flies prefer the topsoil to lay their eggs and once it is covered they are out of a suitable breeding ground.
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How to get rid of fruit flies in the kitchen?
Use drops of lavender or peppermint oil to wipe the kitchen counters. Then mix 1 liter of hot water with 1 cup of vinegar and pour the mixture into the sink to kill fruit flies and their eggs. Alternatively, you can clean first and then pour a cup of vinegar into the sink and wait for about 25-30 minutes.
What is a fruit fly infestation?
A fruit fly infestation may be a little bit annoying. This involves having large populations of these insects at home, in the office or in a restaurant. Fruit fly infestation at home can be dealt with easily as there are many ways on how to get rid of the fruit flies.
Can fruit flies breed in bathroom drains?
Apart from the kitchen sink, fruit flies can breed in bathroom drains. These could be fruits, juices, and vegetables that are ripe and rotting. For the extermination process to be successful, one has to get rid of all these potential breeding grounds of the flies.
What attracts fruit flies?
Fruit flies are attracted to bottles and cans that had sweet or fermented liquid in them. This means that wine, beer, juice, and soda bottles that haven鈥檛 been rinsed properly can attract fruit flies. Make sure you rinse out all of your empty cans and bottles and then place them in a recycling container with a lid.