07 Jul Say goodbye to the fruit mosquitoes
Say goodbye forever to the fruit mosquitoes! Those little invaders that seem to appear out of nowhere to ruin our fresh fruit. But don’t worry, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll show you some practical and effective tips for eliminating those fruit mosquitoes once and for all. Get ready to say goodbye and enjoy your delicious fruits without worries.
What are the fruit mosquitoes
Fruit mosquitoes, also known as fruit flies or drosófilas, are small flying insects belonging to the Drosophilidae family. These tiny insects are mainly attracted by ripe or decaying fruits, as well as other fermented foods.
Fruit mosquitoes are known for their ability to reproduce quickly, which can result in an infestation in the kitchen or pantry. Although they do not pose a direct danger to humans, they can be a nuisance around food and generate an unhygienic environment.
These mosquitoes and flies are light brown or dark brown and have a size ranging from 1 to 3 mm in length.
How to remove fruit mosquitoes
Keep in mind the points that are going to be named below so that they do not appear again around your house:
- Maintain hygiene: The first rule of eliminating fruit mosquitoes is to maintain good hygiene in your kitchen. Regularly clean and disinfect fruit storage spaces, such as the refrigerator and pantries. Also make sure to discard any ripe or rotten fruit, as these insects are attracted by fermentation.
- Use homemade traps: You can create homemade traps to catch fruit mosquitoes. One option is to place apple cider vinegar in a bowl and cover it with perforated film paper. Mosquitoes will be attracted by the smell of vinegar and will be trapped. You can also try fruit juice or a mixture of water, sugar and yeast.
- Closes the food: Fruit mosquitoes can enter your home through ripe fruits or unsealed foods. Make sure to store your fruit in airtight containers and close food in your pantry. This will prevent mosquitoes from accessing and reproducing.
- Eliminates breeding sites: Fruit mosquitoes deposit their eggs in ripe fruits and other foods. Carefully examine your fruits and discard those that show signs of infestation. Wash fruits well before eating to remove any eggs or larvae.
When fruit mosquitoes usually appear
These bugs most often appear during hot, humid months, such as spring and summer. These climatic conditions favor the proliferation of bacteria and the fermentation of ripe fruits, which attracts these insects.
During these periods, it is common to find fruit mosquitoes in areas where fruits are stored and consumed, such as the kitchen, pantry or dining rooms. They can also appear in places where fermented foods are found, such as vinegar, beer, or wine.
We help you make fruit mosquitoes disappear
In Humilogic, in addition to helping you make moisture disappear, we can help you say goodbye to these mosquitoes with valuable tips and tricks. If you want more information about the different services we can offer, do not hesitate to contact us.