All of us are worried about that. They come in while we are eating, doing the dishes, or making the meal. Fruit flies can be seen in the air, buzzing around our faces, or even sitting on a bowl of freshly cut apples. They seem to come out of nowhere, and then all of a sudden they are everywhere, especially in the drain of your sink. Why? How do they get what they need? What is it about the drain that makes them like it so much? And maybe most importantly, how do you get rid of them? Let’s take a look at what you need to know about those annoying fruit flies that are stuck in the drain of your kitchen sink.
Where do fruit flies actually come from?
There are a lot of different places where fruit flies could live. They can enter with a batch of fresh food from either a supermarket or a farmer’s market. Either one will work. They can be hidden in the fresh flowers and potted plants that you bring inside. Adult fruit flies are so small that they can get through screens on doors and windows. This is the worst thing that can happen to your home.
Why do they always seem to end up in the garbage disposal?
Fruit flies need a place to lay their eggs and raise their young, as well as spoiled or overripe fruit to eat. They do best in places that are cool, shady, and wet. What do you think about it? How does your kitchen sink drain? For a fruit fly, this is their dream home. It is dirty and damp, and it is full of food scraps. This is especially important to keep in mind if you are having plumbing problems or a clog. When the sink drain is clogged, the room feels dark and smells musty. Why do they feel the need to gather in a place with little light? so that they could lay their eggs. You got what I meant; I was talking about their eggs. They can also lay as many as 500 eggs. When the eggs hatch, the larvae do exactly what their parents did, which is to eat your food and make your kitchen their home.
What can be done to get rid of the fruit flies?
Once fruit flies have set up a colony, it may seem impossible to get rid of them, just like with ants. But there are some simple things you can do to get rid of them:
- Keep your sink drain clean and free of old food and other trash.
- Apple cider vinegar and dish detergent can be used to make traps.
- Put a nearly empty bottle of beer or soda on the ground to get them to come over.
- Throw away fruit and vegetables that have passed their expiration date because they will attract flies.
- Food that goes bad quickly should be kept in a refrigerator.
- As soon as you bring something into the house, you should wash it well to get rid of any larvae that may be on it.
- Take out the trash on a regular basis.
What if the problem is caused by your house's drains?
Fruit flies love to hide in drains in your kitchen, where they can lay eggs and have babies. The first thing you should do is make sure your drains are clean and cover them at night to keep roaches from getting in and breeding there. Also, they won’t be able to lay eggs. Fixing a clogged drain as soon as possible is very important if you don’t want to attract flies. What do you do if you have a plugged drain? You can get in touch with the friendly plumbers at West New York Plumbing and Heating either through their website or by calling (201) 977–6775. You’ll be able to relax knowing that your drains are clean and that the fruit flies are gone, thanks to the clear pricing and years of experience that you can count on.