Fruit Fly Control Products

About Fruit Fly Products

Our fruit fly products are designed without the use of pesticides or sprays. The Raid® Fruit Fly Traps are intended to lure and trap fruit flies before they breed and multiply indoors. These traps utilize a design that once lured into the trap; the fruit flies cannot get out. Trapping fruit flies can prevent and stop infestations both minor and major from getting worse. By using aromatic lure, fruit flies are attracted to enter the trap. This lure also can work for drain flies that are often lured into garbage disposals. Once in the trap, the flies cannot escape and eventually die. The traps are shaped like an apple helping them blend seamlessly into a variety of indoor settings including kitchens and pantries. By placing the traps in these areas and near fruit and other produce, you can prevent produce spoilage. These traps are effective against fruit flies.

Preventing Fruit Flies | Tips & Tricks

A proactive approach is the best way to avoid problems with fruit flies and that is to eliminate what attracts them. The first step in prevention starts with purchasing produce. Imported fresh produce is inspected for fruit flies as well as other pests as part of the USDA’s agricultural initiative to prevent contamination before imported shipments arrive in the country. Once received both imported and domestic fresh produce can still become contaminated by bacteria or pests. According to the FDA’s website, harmful bacteria that may be in the soil or water where produce grows can come in contact with fruits and vegetables and contaminate them. Fresh produce may also become contaminated after it is harvested, such as during storage or preparation. These conditions can damage produce and speed up the ripening process[2]. That is why the FDA recommends you to inspect fruit and vegetables prior to purchase.

The second step in prevention is storage and disposal once you bring your newly-purchased produce home. Refrigeration is key to a select number of fruits and vegetables like berries, lettuce, herbs and melons. Pre-cut or packaged produce will often say refrigerate on the package itself. Regularly inspecting  your produce will also help identify any potential issues before they begin. Ripened fruit should be eaten, discarded or refrigerated. Cracked or damaged portions of fruits and vegetables should be cut away and discarded in the event that eggs or larvae are present in the wounded area. A single rotting potato or onion forgotten at the back of a closet, or fruit juice spillage under a refrigerator can breed thousands of fruit flies. So can a recycling bin stored in the basement which is never emptied or cleaned.[1] These quick tips and tricks can be performed at home to further prevent fruit flies:
  • Wash bins and containers that held fruit or produce from the grocery thoroughly before placing in the garbage or recycling bin
  • Prevent fruit remnants like peels and skins to sit uncovered in receptacles
  • Inspect fruit prior to purchase to ensure there is no sign of rot or overripening
  • Rinse the garbage disposal with running water after every use
[1] “Fruit Flies.” Entomology, https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef621
[2]“Selecting and Serving Produce Safely” U.S. Food and Drug Administration, https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/selecting-and-serving-produce-safely

Fruit Fly Solutions

Raid® Fruit Fly Trap
with 60 Day Lure

3.2/5

Raid® Fruit Fly Traps,
2 Count with 120 Day Lure

3.2/5

Raid® Fruit Fly Lure Refills,
60 Day Supply

3/5

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