You may have noticed that these pesky bugs have returned with a vengence in the past few weeks! Fruit flies tend to build in population in the summer as harvest time approaches and they reproduce very rapidly. The flies are attracted to fermenting fruit and can smell the scent of ripeness from quite a distance.
Did you know that fruit flies can travel up to 6.5 miles in a 24 hour period?
Fruit flies can be challenging to eliminate, but there are a few tips that can help to control them:
- Store fruit and vegetables in the refrigerator as they approach ripeness
- If you are noticing fruit flies, dispose of overripe or bruised/damaged fruit or vegetables