Fruit Flies invade Norwich

Plagues of Fruit Flies have been infesting pubs, restaurants and even homes across Norwich and parts of south Norfolk over the past week or two due to our early warm spring. They are small, annoying flies that favour fermenting fluids and semi-solids like beer, wine, fruit juices and ripe fruit. Fruit Flies hover about head-height and are nearly impossible to catch. They are quite rare in these numbers, particulary outside in the UK.

Here are some tips on how to control fruit fly from the professionals. Drosophila (Fruit Flies) belong to the family Drosophilidae of which there are over 1,500 species. They are a biologists favourite in sequencing DNA due to their rapid breeding cycle, and potential to lay up to five hundred eggs in ten days at their optimum temperature of 28 centigrade. Don’t spray them unless using a knock-down spray (always read the label) – use a trap. Traps are very cheap to use and effective. You can call us to advise how to set them up. Also, put your fruit in the fridge and ensure all your bins are disinfected. Cover up beer and wine when enjoying a meal outside, or having a barbeque. Alternatively, call us to carry out a free site survey on 01603 905530. APRIL 2011.