Often I hear about fruit fly issues. I can sympathize, in our house there is a lot of fruit. Often we have at least bananas, and usually apples and clementines on the counter and probably grapes, blueberries and sometimes strawberries in the refrigerator. The slow flying, small fruit or vinegar fly shows up occasionally, usually in the summer or fall in the home. The key to residential fruit fly control is sanitation. Children manage to get pieces of fruit under, into and around things you may not have anticipated. For best results in your sanitation efforts, routinely clean your garbage disposer, your compost storage area, and the areas where your children sit for meals or snacks. If you have seat covers, remember to remove and clean under the covers on a regular basis.
–Lauren Greenhow, General Manager, GreenHow, Inc.
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