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Entry Points

Due to their relatively small size, fruit flies are able to enter homes from outside through very small openings.

Below is a list of ways fruit flies might enter the home.

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Drains
  • Garbage disposals
  • Bringing trash cans in and out
  • Food storage areas
  • Over-ripened produce

Why Do They Come In?

They are often drawn into homes by odors of available food sources such as fermenting liquid spills, overripe fruits, and vegetables.

Common Hiding Places within Homes

  • Fruit bowls
  • Trash cans
  • Sinks
  • Decomposing produce
  • Dirty cleaning rags
  • Dirty mops

They reproduce rapidly, with females laying around 500 eggs after mating.

The small flying insects typically go unnoticed, but once an infestation is established, their incredible numbers easily overwhelm homeowners, which makes it hard to store fresh produce like fruits or vegetables out in the open.

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