Insect Infestation? These Are the Mistakes You Need to Stop Making ASAP

2. Forgetting about the fruit

Man wearing gym clothes and a gym bag grabs fruit and a bottle of water for after his workout

Your fruit bowl is probably attracting bugs. | iStock.com

Unfortunately for fruit-lovers, fruit flies are a fact of life. It can be tough to keep those little guys at bay, and we can’t really blame them. After all, who doesn’t love the sight of a delicious bowl of fruit?

The trick in keeping things as clean and bug-free as possible is to make sure your fruit isn’t sitting out for days on end. When fruit becomes too ripe, it gives off ethylene gas, which is a serious bug magnet.

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