Placing all fruit and vegetables in the refrigerator and thoroughly cleaning all counters, tables, and cutting boards is the first step in killing off a fruit fly infestation. Trash cans should be clean and have airtight lids. Food in cupboards and pantries should be kept in airtight containers. Standing water behind kitchen faucets should be kept cleared and drains and garbage compactors should be kept clean of sticky debris and bacteria. While fruit flies normally infest fruit, because they are attracted to sugary food sources they are also capable of breeding in liquid such as soda or alcohol, so keeping spills cleaned up and glasses rinsed out is yet another line of defense against the fruit fly.
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