They are often an unwelcome sight in the kitchens across the country and not just in the summertime but all the year round. It is the flying insect officially named Drosophila melanogaster, more widely, yet ironically erroneously, known as the common fruit fly or vinegar fly. A member of the Drosophilidae family, it is extensively utilised for biological research in physiology and genetics, amongst other fields.

However, for all their medical properties, fruit flies can also be something of a pest, invading homes or businesses. They are especially attracted to places where food is stored and served, such as cafes, fast food outlets, and restaurants. You could also see them swarming around garbage dumpsters out the back, and they may be seen near supermarkets, so you should keep an eye out for them.

Fruit flies can be something of a hindrance and may be difficult to dispose of. They are obviously tiny in size and can gain entry to your property through gaps and cracks in the walls and floorboards. Fruit flies also reside in empty bottles, guttering, and drains.

If you have refuse bags filled with food waste in your home, then you should get rid of them right away. Fruit flies like ripe and rotten, along with fermenting fruit and vegetables, which they can be attracted to from a long way away. They will then lay eggs on the top of the fruit. Be aware that fruit flies can lay up to 500 eggs in one sitting and they can grow to adulthood in seven days and can live for just over two months.

Are you dealing with an infestation of fruit flies, alongside other flying insects, then put in a call to the principal pest elimination company in Scotland. Benefit from our excellent environmental services, where we can remove any insect problem you may have, either in a residential or corporate property. Don’t put your trust in some fly by night operation. Telephone Pest Master Ltd on 0141 586 0239 for a free quotation.

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