The Trick To Keeping Fruit Flies Out Of Your San Antonio Home
Request Your SERVICE Today!
Call Us Today! 844-933-2588

The Trick To Keeping Fruit Flies Out Of Your San Antonio Home

There are several flies that can get into your San Antonio home and drive you crazy. Most of them are fairly easy to identify, like the grayish-black house fly or the metallic-colored bottle fly. Fruit flies can be difficult to identify as they are often mistaken for other tiny flies. The most common error is to mistake a fungus gnat for a fruit fly. We hope you don't do this. Fungus gnats and fruit flies are quite a bit different. In most circumstances, fungus gnats are going to have a hard time reproducing in your home. This can make them only a minor irritation. Fruit flies, on the other hand, can fill your home with tiny flies. They do quite well as indoor pests. Today, we're going to talk about how you can tell these two San Antonio flies from each other, and what the trick to keeping fruit flies out of your home is.

Fungus Gnat Or Fruit Fly?

close up of a red eyed fruit fly

At 1/8 of an inch, it is hard to see the details that make fungus gnats and fruit flies different. But, if you have good eyesight or a magnifying glass, you may notice that fruit flies have red eyes on their tan bodies.

Fungus gnats have black eyes on their black bodies. Here are a couple of ways you can tell these insects apart without getting up close:

  • When you approach, fruit flies will take to the air. Fungus gnats are more likely to run across a surface.
  • Fungus gnats tend to hang out near plants because they typically breed in soil. Fruit flies hang out near fruit because they breed on fruit and other foods with carbohydrates.

How Fruit Fly Infestations Work

While fruit flies can live outside and enter your San Antonio home from outside, it is more likely that you'll carry them into your home. Fruit fly eggs are small and easy to miss when a fly has laid them on a piece of fruit or a vegetable. Once these eggs get into your home, the temperature of your home can cause the eggs to hatch.

Larvae emerge from eggs and feed on the fruit. It takes more than a week for the larvae to develop into adults. As adults, they take to the air. In this stage, they can begin reproducing in your home in a little over two days. One fly can lay 500 eggs at once, but those eggs need to hatch and larvae need to develop to the adult stage for the process to repeat. While this is certainly fast, it isn't so fast that a swarm will develop because of reproduction. The reason you see one fly, a few flies, and then a swarm in a matter of a few days is because eggs from one batch can hatch at different times.

If you have a swarm, it is likely to be from one infested source. If you find the source, you may be able to prevent more fruit flies from developing into a swarm. Unfortunately, if even one fly is successful, you'll continue to have a swarm.

It is important to know as much as you can about fruit flies because knowledge is power. Let's break down what we've discussed so far and add a few more facts that will help you with fruit fly control.

 Continue Reading Read Less

Why Choose White Knight Pest Control?

  • Expansive Service Area
    We have local offices in several states ensuring accessibility to quality pest control wherever you are!
  • 18+ Years in Business
    Our goal as a business continues to be building trusting relationships with our customers & local communities.
  • Customized Treatment Plans
    Every home and business is unique! We will tailor a pest control plan to fit your specific needs and budget.
  • Pest Specific Treatment Options
    Whether you're looking for general pest control or targeting one pest specifically, we've got you covered.

The Trick To Keeping Fruit Flies Out

It is important to know as much as you can about fruit flies because knowledge is power. Let's break down what we've discussed so far and add a few more facts that will help you with fruit fly control.

  • How fruit flies get in Since most fruit fly infestations begin with bringing eggs into the house on fruits and vegetables, you can prevent an infestation by examining the produce you buy and by storing produce in your refrigerator.
  • How fruit flies reproduce — Since fruit flies require more than a week or two to create new flies in your home, you can use the warning sign of a few fruit flies to quickly search out the invested item and dispose of it before it produces a swarm.
  • How long fruit flies live — A fruit fly can live for a little over a month (not a day or two as you might think). If you have these flies in your home, take steps to clean your kitchen, protect your trash, and keep dirty dishes in soapy water to prevent reproduction. Use your vacuum to take care of any flies that are flying around. Dispose of the bag outside.

If You Need Help

Remember that White Knight Pest Control provides advanced pest control solutions for San Antonio home and business owners. If you live in San Antonio, give us a call or contact us right here on our webpage for immediate service. We're here to help you with all your pest control needs.

Continue Reading Read Less

What Our Customers Are Saying

  • BBB
  • NPMA
  • Texas Pest Association
    "Anthony was A1. Treated outside and inside of the house. Just great overall!"
    Michael H.
    "Very happy with my initial service!"

    Austin took care of the outside and inside of my home and answered all my questions about maintaining what he had done until the next visit. He was polite and knowledgeable of the area and what I might see after the service and how to address it.

    Tracey S.
    "Nothing short of exceptional!"

    Thanks to Christopher and the White Knight team, my pest problem was resolved effectively and efficiently. I highly recommend their services to anyone in need of reliable and top-notch pest control.

    Kyle B.
    "Highly recommended!"

    I’ve been using White Knight Pest Control for 5 years. They always provide the best service and the techs are very knowledgeable. Our family is able to enjoy the inside and outside of our home without ever worrying about bugs, especially at night.

    Ryan B.
    "Very professional!"

    Mr. Rose went above and beyond in service. He took care outside and inside of the house, plus checked our bait boxes located around the house. He was very professional!! I think White Knight Pest Control has a good asset to have Mr. Rose in the company.

    Clifford P.
    "Great job!"

    He was very informative. He was also polite, respectable and reassuring. I really appreciate him coming out even in the rain.

    Joia C.
    "Very professional & friendly!"

    Our technician, Candice did a fantastic job. She was very thorough in spraying around the areas that were necessary. She listened very intently to the instructions and you could tell that she was very in tune with the job and what she does.

    Shari G.
    "Very detailed in their work!"

    This company seems to have it right with service and customer interaction. Kristopher, from White Knight stopped by my home for my regular pest control service. He introduced himself and was very polite, professional, and friendly.

    John T.

New Customer Inquiry

If you’re ready to speak to an agent about pest control services and our current discounts for new customers, give us a call or fill out the form below and it will be our honor to speak with you! If you're a current customer, please call our office directly at (844) 933-2588 to speak to a representative.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please enter your Zip Code.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy Terms & Conditions