The region of Quebec is very well known throughout the world, especially for its quality of life. It has a wide variety of cities, each with its own particularities, and regardless of that, it is definitely a great place to live.
But, as is the case almost everywhere, it is not surprising to find pests in Quebec. Bedbugs, mice, cockroaches… nothing too serious. However, flies are one of the least common pests in the region.
Talking about flies in Quebec is not complicated because there are not too many species. However, one of the most common, although not very frequent, is the fruit fly. Do you know them? Have you ever dealt with them? They can lead to complications if not treated properly.
Want to know how to get rid of fruit flies in your home? Don’t worry, AKL Exterminator, a company with a great experience and reputation in Quebec in everything related to pest control, tells you everything… Here we go!
Problems caused by fruit flies
As such, fruit flies do not pose a direct risk to human health. That’s because they don’t bite. Instead, fruit flies, as their name suggests, focus on fermenting fruits, vegetables or other foods, which they contaminate with eggs and germs.
Foods contaminated by fruit flies spoil easily and are not recommended for consumption. Oranges, papayas, bananas, melons, among others, are among the fruits preferred by these insects to lay their eggs (a single fly lays about 400 eggs in a month). On the other hand, cider or vinegar are their favorite foods.
This may seem harmless, but it can easily become a large-scale problem if you have fruit trees or crops. Your fruit and greens are likely to go bad as they decay in record time and become teeming with maggots.
Even worse, once the problem starts, it will be hard to stop. The eggs in the fruit will hatch into larvae, then into new flies, and the cycle repeats itself over and over again. Let’s look at how to get rid of this pesky fruit fly.
Get rid of fruit flies with these tips
If you’ve noticed fruit flies near your home, or if the pest has already progressed a bit, there are some steps you can take. The idea is to prevent the flies from continuing to spread and reproduce. Here are some tips you should keep in mind:
1. Clean Surfaces
This first tip is good for preventing the pest, as well as preventing its spread. Any surface that is dirty or contains perishable food debris is a potential home for fruit fly eggs.
So clean your tables, kitchen, cupboards and even your garbage cans thoroughly. Make sure everything is very clean to avoid problems in the future. In the case of trash cans, it’s best to place a bag inside, throw it away when it’s full, and repeat the process.
2. Traps for fruit flies
This tip is appropriate when the plague is already evident or has just begun. Any type of fly trap is valid (even typical traps with glue). However, it is also possible to make one at home, and we explain how.
To make a trap, all you need is a glass jar and a layer of plastic or paper to cover it, and it should have a hole in the middle. Inside, you need to place something that attracts fruit flies: a little vinegar, cider or a piece of fruit or vegetable.
Another way to make a trap is, also with a jar and making a paper funnel inside. In both cases, the idea is that the flies get in and can’t get out. Then you have to get rid of them.
3. Get professional help
Thirdly, there would be the use of insecticide if the plague of fruit flies has already progressed. However, at such times, it is best to seek help from the professionals. AKL Exterminator can help you if you are in the Quebec City area (Terrebonne, Laval, Montreal, Mirabel, Saint-Eustache, etc.).
At AKL Exterminator, we provide complete, discreet and safe services, as well as efficient, of course. In short, we don’t just get rid of the pest, we prevent it in the future. We act discreetly: neither your neighbors nor people you don’t tell will know you’ve had fruit flies.
Best of all, we guarantee that our treatments are totally effective and 100% safe. For your peace of mind, we only use products that are permitted by local laws. Our treatments only harm your unwanted tenants. You and your family will have nothing to worry about.
Pest problems? Contact AKL Exterminator
As you have seen, if you have reached this point, you are about to finish reading the article and you have learned the behavior of fruit flies and how to avoid or fight them. We hope that we have solved your possible doubts and that this information will be very useful for you.
If you have any pest problems in Quebec, not just fruit flies, you can contact AKL Exterminator with confidence. We can take care of everything from the largest rodents to the smallest insects that can take over your patience: bed bugs, cockroaches, mice or spiders will be a problem of the past!
You can call us at (450) 325-1463 or send us an email. If you want more personalized attention, you can visit our physical facilities located in Terrebonne at 5333 Laurier Boulevard, Local 128 or in Laval at 3612 Boulevard de la Concorde East. If you think your problem is not too big, you can also take care of it yourself by using the products in our online store.
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