• July 16, 2024

‘Hidden’ location in your home where fruit flies could be laying eggs

Summer is peak time for the hundreds of different insect species around the UK. One of the most common of these are fruit flies that while harmless, can become irritating if they enter someone’s home.

Part of the problem with fruit flies is they can go from an egg to adulthood in a matter of days making them incredibly hard to control or contain once they enter someone’s home.

It is possible, however, to tame an infestation if someone knows where to look. According to one expert, fruit fly eggs can be found in some very strange places.

One of the areas the eggs can be found is inside sink pipes in someone’s home which expert Rob Chadwick said provided “ideal” conditions for them to thrive.

Mr Chadwick told the Mirror: “Cut the flies off at the source, which more often than not, is inside your sink pipes.

“The conditions inside sink pipes are ideal for flies to lay their eggs, which grow into the nuisances we all hate.”

Mr Chadwick also offered suggestions as to how the problems of fruit flies in the home can be rectified. He suggested that people could pour hot water down the dink every three to five days or mixing vinegar and baking soda together.

Baking soda and vinegar aren’t the only tools at hand which can get rid of fruit flies. Speaking to Express.co.uk, pest exterminator Georgios Likopoulos provided several tips for combating the insects.

Mr Likopoulos explained: “After cleaning your kitchen and removing any possible breeding grounds, you will need to set a trap to get rid of any insects still present.

“Pour apple cider vinegar, washing up liquid, and ripe chopped fruit into a couple of small containers.

“Wrap the containers with cling film and poke a few holes in them with a toothpick. Flies should be able to enter but not leave these traps.”

Mr Likopoulos also listed five steps to making a home fly free by finding the source, emptying the bins, sanitising and closing the drains, keeping ripe fruit in the fridge and setting a fly trap.

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