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The Hidden Dangers of Fruit Flies

Do you ever notice little fruit flies gathering and circling around your ripe fruit and vegetable bowls, juice cups, damp mops, and trash cans. Outside they are found around compost piles, decaying gardens, and garbage sources. Many people don’t realize that fruit flies can be a year-round problem, as they can breed inside drains where they reproduce rapidly and in huge numbers.

Another thing that many people don’t realize is that fruit flies aren’t just a nuisance. There are actually hidden dangers that most people are unaware of, that make these tiny little fruit flies a human health hazard. Dangerous bacteria and other germs can stick to their hairy bodies, and it can get on our food or hands and spread illnesses that cause health problems, especially diarrhea.

So, how can you prevent illness from fruit flies? Here are some things you can do!

  • Wash your hands after coming into contact with fruit flies.
  • Don’t swat at them or try to kill them with your hands.
  • If fruits and vegetables have been left out unprotected, you should wash them thoroughly.
  • Most importantly, you should call a professional pest control company such as Alexandria Pest Services, so we can assist you in eradicating fruit fly problems and keep them from coming back.

At Alexandria Pest Services, we use proven methods and EPA approved products to combat fruit fly infestations. Our experienced technicians will treat areas that create fruit fly problems, such as around doors, windows, tile, grout, trash, dumpsters, plants, mats, appliances, gaps, holes, and cracks. We also provide services to eliminate the breeding cycle and reduce odors that they are attracted to, and treat hard to reach breeding grounds.

If you are suffering from a fruit fly infestation or have other insects or rodents you’d like to get rid of, give Alexandria Pest Services a call. We are committed to offering you the best technicians in the business and the latest techniques that are advanced and highly effective. Call Alexandria Pest Services at 703-923-0925 to schedule a professional evaluation. We can help you get rid of these invaders in your home or office!