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EnviroPest has been protecting local homes and families for over 30 years. As a fruit fly exterminator we provide a variety of treatments including our all-natural fruit fly control solutions that effectively deal with your issue without requiring you to leave the comforts of your home for more than a few hours.

The fruit fly, A.K.A. Vinegar or Pomace Flies, is often brought into a home or business via fresh fruit and vegetables, or merely fly in through a screen or any tiny opening. The adult fly is about an eighth of an inch long including wings with red eyes and tan colored abdomen and thorax. They are attracted mostly to fresh and fermenting fruits and vegetables.

Fruit Fly, common name for two families of true (two-winged) flies, the larvae of which feed on fresh or decaying vegetable matter. True fruit flies, such as the house fly-sized apple maggot, have intricate, often colorful wing patterns by which females recognize males of their species. They are sometimes called peacock flies because of the way they wave and display their wings in courtship. The term fruit fly is also applied to the much smaller vinegar flies.

Our Industry Leading Fruit Fly Extermination Method

We Start with a Thorough Investigation

Fruit Flies can be an especially tricky pest. There is a good chance that your fruit fly infestation is not confined to one room in your house. Our technicians have the experience and expertise to understand all the possible hiding spots for fruit flies and thoroughly inspect each possible location.

Our Fruit Fly Treatment Tool-Chest

We offer a variety of different treatments for fruit fly extermination and will provide recommendations on which procedure is right for your pest situation.

We promise you a 100% fruit fly-free house, and we guarantee it! If you find that some of those pesky bugs managed to get past our initial assault, we will come back and make sure we treat your house again free of charge.

Fruit Fly

Fruit Fly - Drosophilidae

The fruit fly is a common pest in homes, restaurants, and other occupied places where food is served. There are many species. However, there is one classified as the common fruit fly.

Fruit Fly Lifecycle

fruit fly metamorphosis life cycle diagram In optimal temperatures of approximately 70-80 degrees, the average natural life span of fruit fly adults is 40 to 50 days. Female fruit flies are capable of mating and laying several batches of eggs (up to 500) in that time, allowing the fruit fly population in a home to multiply quickly. The life span of the fruit fly is influenced by temperature. The fruit fly’s life cycle begins when the female lays her eggs on a piece of decaying, sweet organic material such as fruit. After eggs hatch into small, white larvae, they eat from their nesting site for four days, absorbing the nutrients and energy needed to transform into adults. Larvae then locate to dark, dry places for pupation. In approximately four days, the legless larvae grow six legs and a pair of wings before emerging as adults. During this time, the faint outline of the transforming fly is visible through the pupa case. Following pupation, adult fruit flies are ready to mate in about two days. Eggs - Very small (approximately 1/2mm in length.) Larvai - Very small wormlike. Pupae – Very small, almost not visible. Adult – Yellow-brown, with brick red eyes and transverse black rings across the abdomen.

Signs of the Fruit Fly

  1. Very tiny flying insects hovering near rotting or past ripe fruit
  2. Near impossible to determine if fruit fly eggs, larvae, or pupa are present

How Did I Get Fruit Flies in My Home?

With a great sense of smell, fruit flies can enter the home from outside thru open doors and windows or even thru small cracks due to their small size. They can smell rotting fruit from miles away. They can sense the fruit starting to rot once fruit gets just past ripe. They can also infest fruit while at the store and hatch once inside the home.

Health Implications of Fruit Flies

Generally, fruit flies are considered nuisance flies rather than pests, since most species breed in rotting material. A species, Drosophila suzukii, infests thin-skinned fruit such as raspberries and cherries and can be a serious agricultural pest. Some larvae inhabit drains and spread bacteria. Fruit flies in general are considered as a common vector in propagating acetic acid bacteria in nature. This often ruins the alcohol fermentation process and can ruin beer or wine by turning it into vinegar.

Who To Hire

What to Look for When Hiring Fruit Fly Exterminators

  • The pest management company should be licensed by the state and insured.
  • Technicians should be certified pest management professionals and fully licensed in the state.
  • The company should be a member of a professional organization, such as the National Pest Management Association.
  • The company should have a staff entomologist or access to one.
  • Technicians should have experience with fruit flies.
  • Choose a company based on their quality of service, not the price. Research user reviews and testimonials to solidify your choice.
  • A pre-inspection should be conducted to assess the scope of the work.
  • The proposed work should follow the steps of integrated pest management, not just pesticide application.

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If at any time between services or your guarantee period, you as a customer of EnviroPest are not satisfied for any reason. We will readdress the area in question at no additional charge. We have serviced over 300,000 homes and businesses over 30 years, and our clients rely on us to stand behind the work we perform.

Our continuous inspection and treatment mean a 100% guarantee as long as you have us on the property.

Our service personnel has been trained and certified with over six (6) years of experience in the pest control field as specialists. We do not advocate or provide seasonal labor or “college kids” to provide applications in or around your family or home. Another reason we are the natural choice in pest control.


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