posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 08:46 AM
a reply to: TrueBrit
That is a pretty good answer!
A lot of that will stop the bugs.
I've worked grocery for many years before doing what I am doing now, and a lot of the reason for no fruit flies in produce and fruit has to do with
the temps they are kept at while in storage, and a cool grocery store with good AC units. Also if you have a good produce guy, he will be taking care
of the produce behind the scenes so that it will always look good . That includes taking layers off of lettuces and rebagging them, removing bruised
or damaged fruit (which WILL create a fruit fly problem if not taken care of, so they have to make sure it all stays in good shape) and in some
stores, they have a water sprayer system that sprays the produce so that it stays fresh and keeps the bugs away. (no, they don't use pesticides in
People will notice after they go home with a bunch of bananas that often after about 1 to 2 days, they will see a fruit fly.. and then 2...and then
Bananas are usually the source. The fruit flies are there, or at least the eggs are, and once they hit a certain temp, they pop up out of no where.