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Don’t Let Fruit Flies Contaminate Your Kitchen!

All flies are a nuisance, but fruit flies can be a particularly frustrating pest. These insects invade your kitchen and contaminate your food, and where there’s one fruit fly, there’s usually many.

At Modern Exterminating, we offer comprehensive Columbia fruit fly control to help you get rid of these pests for now and for good. Our experienced exterminators have been going above and beyond to help residential homeowners meet all their pest control needs since 1955. Like our name says, we keep up with all the latest pest control, treatment, and termination methods, and use nothing but the highest quality, industry-leading technology. Our team is also comprised of fully certified pesticide applicators, so you never have to worry about receiving professional service. And with a great reputation across the area, there’s never a bad reason to hire Modern Exterminating for fruit fly control in Columbia, Lexington, Aiken, and surrounding communities.

Preventative Measures to Keep Your Home Fruit Fly-Free

Fruit flies can quickly become a nuisance in your home, especially in the kitchen. However, there are steps you can take to prevent fruit flies from invading your living space:

  • Store fruits and vegetables properly: Keep your fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator or in sealed containers to prevent them from attracting fruit flies.
  • Keep your kitchen clean: Wipe down countertops, clean up spills, and regularly empty your trash to eliminate potential food sources for fruit flies.
  • Dispose of overripe fruits: If you have any overripe fruits, make sure to dispose of them promptly to avoid attracting fruit flies.
  • Use vinegar traps: Place a small container filled with vinegar and a few drops of dish soap on your kitchen counter. The sweet scent of the vinegar will attract fruit flies, and the dish soap will trap them.
  • Seal cracks and gaps: Inspect your windows, doors, and screens for any gaps or cracks that fruit flies can use to enter your home. Seal them to prevent infestations.

By following these preventive measures, you can keep your home fruit fly-free and ensure a clean and pest-free environment for you and your family.

Dial (803) 205-2744 now for scheduling of fruit fly removal or other pest control services in Columbia. You can also send us a message online.

Effective Fruit Fly Control in Columbia: Local Insights and Solutions

Living in Columbia, we understand the unique challenges that come with maintaining a pest-free home, especially when it comes to fruit flies. The warm, humid climate of our region can create the perfect breeding ground for these pesky insects. At Modern Exterminating, we are well-acquainted with the local environment and the specific needs of our community.

Our team is familiar with the resources available through local government entities such as the City of Columbia and the Richland County Government. While we do not partner directly with these entities, we stay informed about local regulations and guidelines to ensure our services are compliant and effective.

Addressing Local Fruit Fly Issues

One common pain point for Columbia residents is the rapid spread of fruit flies during the summer months. The combination of high temperatures and frequent rainfall can exacerbate the problem, making it difficult to keep these pests at bay. Our comprehensive fruit fly control services are designed to address these specific challenges, providing you with long-lasting solutions.

We also understand that Columbia's vibrant farmers' markets, such as the Soda City Market, are a beloved part of our community. However, bringing fresh produce home can sometimes lead to unintended fruit fly infestations. Our preventative measures and professional treatments can help you enjoy your local produce without the worry of pests.

By choosing Modern Exterminating, you are selecting a team that truly knows Columbia and is dedicated to helping you maintain a clean home. 

Commonly Asked Questions

What are effective methods for preventing fruit fly infestations in Columbia homes?

To prevent fruit fly infestations in Columbia, it's essential to store fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator or sealed containers, maintain cleanliness in the kitchen by wiping down surfaces and disposing of garbage regularly, and promptly dispose of overripe fruits. Additionally, creating vinegar traps with a mixture of vinegar and dish soap can attract and trap fruit flies. Ensuring that windows, doors, and screens are sealed properly will also help keep these pests out of your home.

Are the fruit fly extermination methods used by Modern Exterminating safe for my family and pets?

Modern Exterminating prioritizes the safety of your family and pets while effectively controlling fruit fly infestations. The company employs certified pesticide applicators who are trained to use the safest and most effective pest control methods. They ensure that the treatments and technologies used are industry-leading and comply with safety standards, providing peace of mind for homeowners in Columbia and the surrounding areas.


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What to Do About Fruit Flies in Your Columbia Home

“They came out of nowhere!” is the most common refrain we hear from our customers when dealing with fruit flies. These insects can be a problem year-round, but are especially common during late summer/fall because they are attracted to ripened or fermenting fruits and vegetables in the kitchen. As they continue to gobble up fermenting fruit, they will lay hundreds of eggs that hatch into larvae in mere hours (if you ever went out of town and left a bowl of ripe fruit on the counter, then you know this all too well.) They can also breed in drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, trash containers, mops, and cleaning rags. So essentially, all that is needed for a fruit fly infestation to develop is a moist film or fermenting material.

“But all my doors and windows are closed,” you say! “How in the world could they possibly get in?” Fruit flies are so tiny that they can enter through even the tiniest of crevices around your home, and can even fly right through your window’s insect screen. And you can also bring fruit flies home from the store with your groceries, if your fruit has already started to rot there. Once a fruit fly invasion starts, it is paramount the source is located. When discovered, remove the item from the home and place it in the outside garbage can. Discarding it in the interior trash can will only exacerbate the problem. Fruit flies are primarily nuisance pests, however, they also have the potential to contaminate food with bacteria and other disease-producing organisms, so never hesitate to call Modern Exterminating ASAP for fruit fly control.

If You Need Pest Control for Fruit Flies in Columbia, Call Modern Exterminating Today

When you call Modern Exterminating, we promise to act quickly to help you get rid of your fruit fly problem. We offer same-day services, so you don’t have to wait long in an emergency situation. We are also committed to making our services as affordable as possible for everyone, which is why we offer various specials and promotions. Plus, with complimentary consultations, you’ll never have to worry about committing to pest control before you are ready. Contact our friendly and professional exterminators today, and we promise, your home will be back to its comfortable, pest-free state before you know it.

Customers trust the Columbia pest removal experts at Modern Exterminating because:

  • We are a local, family-owned company
  • We have over 60 years of industry experience
  • We have a PHD in customer care-- professionalism, honesty, and dependability

Call (803) 205-2744 to request a complimentary consultation with our Columbia pest removal experts for your fruit fly problem today.

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