Fruit Flies: Where Do They Come From?

As sweltering summer days gradually give way to the crisp and cozy embrace of September, a tiny, perennial annoyance makes its appearance: the notorious fruit fly. How do these uninvited visitors end up in your home? And why is it that they seem to plague even the tidiest among us? And how on earth do you get rid of them?

My kitchen is clean. Can I still get Fruit Flies?

Let's dispel a common myth right away: fruit flies aren't an exclusive guest of untidy kitchens. While it's true that they are attracted to ripe, fermenting, or overripe fruits and vegetables, they don't discriminate based on the cleanliness of your space. Even the neatest, most organized homes can fall prey to these tiny, winged intruders. 

How did Fruit Flies get in my house?

Grocery Store Stowaways
Fruit flies often hitchhike their way into our homes, hiding out on fruits and veggies we bring home from the grocery store. Even a single fruit fly can lay up to 500 eggs, so it doesn't take long for them to establish a colony.

Homegrown Harvest
If you grow fruits and vegetables in your garden, fruit flies might find their way into your home via freshly picked produce. And if you’re the type that keeps a compost bin under the kitchen sink, consider cleaning it regularly—it’s another fruit fly hotspot.

Cracks and Crevices
Fruit flies are tiny, and it doesn't take much of an opening for them to slip through. They can enter your home through torn screens, gaps around windows and doors, or any minuscule opening they can find.

How do I get rid of Fruit Flies?

We’ve addressed the stigma: fruit flies can show up in even the cleanest of homes. But that probably doesn’t make having a swarm of them in your kitchen appealing to you or your houseguests. Fortunately, once you’ve identified the problem, fruit flies are easy to get rid of with RESCUE! Fruit Fly Traps. The fast-acting lure starts attracting fruit flies right away, and a no-tip design prevents nasty spills in your kitchen. RESCUE! Fruit Fly Traps can be rinsed, refilled, and reused the next time fruit flies find their way into your home.

Remember: fruit flies can happen to anyone, anywhere. Instead of cursing your luck or embarking on a cleaning frenzy, consider setting up a RESCUE! Fruit Fly Trap. It's a simple and effective way to bid farewell to these unwelcome visitors and enjoy your home in peace.

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