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Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

How to Keep Fruit Flies Away

Fruit Fly Prevention Guide

By DoMyOwn staff
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Preventing fruit flies is really going to come down to sanitation. Fruit flies can sense decaying organic matter and will come in quickly when any is detected. By following the sanitation outlined in the Fruit Fly Treatment section you can keep fruit flies at bay.

Be sure all produce is washed when it is brought inside to remove any existing fruit fly eggs. Do not store produce for long periods of time as this will attract fruit flies.

In homes and businesses where fruit flies have been a consistent problem, it is recommended that an insect growth regulator be applied once every 30 days to help break the infestation cycle. Insect growth regulators stop immature fruit flies from being able to form into breeding adults. Insect growth regulators come in concentrated liquids and ready to use aerosols and are usually applied to cracks and crevices in infested rooms.

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