28 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Fruit Flies

A family of very small (about 3mm) flies, some with prominent red eyes, characterised by a slow hovering flight in which the abdomen hangs down. All are associated with rotting fruit and vegetables or fermenting liquids. One species breeds in sour milk, for example, in the residue of forgotten milk bottles.

Fruit fly-1Remedy

Remove all empty bottles or cans, and check for rotting fruit, vegetables or pools of spilt liquid. A fly killer may be used to control small outbreaks in the home.

Having problems with fruit flies?

Use a trained professional pest controller.

Search for your local BPCA member

Source: A-Z

Featured pests View all news

13 June 2019

Latest news

Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.

Read more

29 November 2017

Latest news

Pest advice for controlling Bed bugs

Found some unexplained reddish brown spots on your bedding? Been bitten while slumbering? And have you ever wondered if bed bugs live anywhere other than your mattress?

Read more

28 November 2017

Latest news

Pest advice for controlling Rats

Have you heard scuttling under the floorboards? Can you see signs of a potential rodent nesting site? And have you ever wondered what makes a mutant rat so “super”?

Read more
Bookmarked News View all news

28 October 2021

Latest news

False Black Widow sightings on the rise

A seasonal spike in sightings of False Black Widow spiders is likely to be caused by males in search of a mate, a national trade body has said.

Read more

02 September 2021

Latest news

Six signs fleas have moved into your home

Pest experts at a national trade body are urging householders to watch out for the six signs of fleas.

Read more

24 August 2021

Latest news

Top tips to prevent problem mosquitoes

Top tips to stop a surge in mosquitoes have been issued by a national trade body as Britain’s warm, wet weather continues – providing ideal conditions for them to thrive.

Read more