Your Adam’s pest management professional will use a combination of proven techniques to exterminate even the toughest fruit fly infestation. Adam’s will apply a proven, EPA-approved residual insecticide to cracks, and crevices and spot treat under appliances and floor mats, around plants, dumpsters, ceramic tile and grout joints, and doors and windows. The application may need to be repeated at 2 to 4 week intervals, depending upon the severity of the fruit fly infestation.
To stop the fruit fly breeding cycle and to reduce odors, Adam’s recommends using a proven bio-cleaning product to clean all possible fruit fly breeding sources, including drains, under appliances, under floor mats, around plants, dumpsters, and in cracks, and crevices. Foaming bio-cleaning products are preferred because they can reach and stick to hard-to-clean surfaces where fruit fly larvae could be easily missed using other cleaning products. In some situations, Adam’s will apply insect growth regulators (IGR) which have been approved and labeled for drain treatments into and around drains, downspouts, and catch basins. Repeating bio-cleaning at 2 to 4 week intervals may be necessary, depending upon the severity of the fruit fly infestation.
To manage significant infestations, Adam’s may install Insect Light Traps (ILTs) or use fruit fly traps that use vinegar or other fermenting matter to lure and capture adult fruit flies. ILTs and food attractant traps are often used to monitor fruit fly infestations and to determine potential breeding grounds.