Are you tired of seeing fruit flies buzzing around your home? Have you tried every store-bought product to keep them away, but they keep coming back? The problem may be hiding in your drains. Fruit flies thrive in moist areas, making your drains the perfect breeding ground. Fortunately, Drainage Cumbria is here to help clean your drains and get rid of those pesky fruit flies.
Drainage Cumbria is a drain cleaning company located in Cumbria, North West England. We offer a range of services to tackle any drainage issue, including drain cleaning, drain repair, and CCTV drain surveys. With over 20 years of experience, our team of professionals is dedicated to providing high-quality service to all our customers.
Before we discuss how to get rid of fruit flies, it's essential to know what they are and how they survive. Fruit flies are tiny insects that are attracted to fermenting organic material. They serve as decomposers in nature, breaking down organic matter like fruit, vegetables, and other plant materials. Female fruit flies can lay hundreds of eggs on these materials, which can hatch within 24 hours. That's why it's important to get rid of fruit flies as soon as possible before they lay even more eggs.
While there are plenty of store-bought products that claim to get rid of fruit flies, they are often a temporary solution. The key to keeping fruit flies away is to eliminate their breeding ground your drain. Here's how:
The first thing you should do is pour boiling water down your drain. This will help loosen up any food particles or debris that may be stuck. You may need to do this a few times to get the desired effect.
The next step is to mix equal parts baking soda and vinegar and pour it down the drain. The mixture will begin to fizz and break down any food particles or build-up. Let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it thoroughly with hot water.
If the previous steps don't work, you can try using bleach. Mix one part bleach to ten parts water and pour it down the drain. Let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it thoroughly with hot water. Bleach is a powerful disinfectant, so make sure you wear gloves and handle it with care.
If the fruit flies persist after trying the above steps, it's time to call in the professionals at Drainage Cumbria. Our team can perform a CCTV drain survey to identify the source of the problem and provide a long-term solution to keep fruit flies at bay.
Even if you do manage to get rid of fruit flies, it's important to take steps to prevent them from returning. Here are some tips:
Regular drain cleaning can prevent build-up and blockages, reducing the chance of fruit flies breeding in your drain.
Make sure to dispose of any food waste properly, whether it's in the bin or compost heap. Don't leave food out in the open where fruit flies can access it.
Using a drain cover can prevent food particles and debris from going down your drain, reducing the chance of a fruit fly infestation.
Fruit flies are attracted to dirty environments, so make sure you keep your home clean and tidy. Vacuum regularly and wipe down surfaces with a disinfectant.
If you're struggling with fruit flies in your home, contact Drainage Cumbria today for fast and reliable drain cleaning services. We can help get rid of fruit flies and prevent them from returning. You can reach us on 01228 734162 or email us at [email protected]. Visit our website at drainagecumbria.uk for more information.