Annoying Fruit Flies

A Client has been using BioKill insecticide for more than 10 years. Recently, she found many fruit flies. After spraying insecticide, there were many dead fruit flies. However, she kept seeing around five to six fruit flies flying around every day, which she found to be quite annoying. The client expressed that her apartment is clean and tidy and that there is nothing to attract them to breed and she suspects that they are flying into the house from outside.

The client scheduled our team for pest control. The house is clean and tidy as described and there appears to be nothing that would attract fruit flies to breed. So, we start the inspection. There is no problem with the kitchen cabinets on one side of the kitchen. However, on the opposite side we find a cabinet that has a space between the bottom of it and the floor. We get down to check and find a rotten tomato! Some fruit fly eggs and a bunch of fruit flies are next to it! We remove the rotten tomato, clean the area and spray the whole apartment. Finally, we are able to control the fruit flies.

Usually, when there are live and dead insects appearing after spraying, it indicates that the breeding source of the infestation has not been solved. Once the source is located and handled, it will lower the chance of pests to breed.