K&B Horiz logo


Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn Find us on Pinterest Like us on Facebook Find us on Yelp    912 Forest Drive | Annapolis | MD | 21403 | 410-268-3939 

Looking for a Warm Home: Fruit Flies 

Like many pests this time of year, fruit flies are looking for a warm home--your home--as the weather cools. These tiny nuisances can quickly multiply in number, and be tough to get rid of. So how did these fruit flies get in your kitchen? Contrary to

the old wives' tale, this isn't a case of spontaneous generation. 

Fruit flies can lay up to 500 eggs at a time near the surface of fermenting (ripening) foods or other organic materials. Fruit flies have notoriously fast life cycles; they can go from egg to adult in just 8 days. That means one overly ripe tomato left unused on your counter can give rise to a small fruit fly swarm within a week. Fruit flies are also known for their persistence once indoors. Because these insects are so tiny, they can get in through window screens or crevices around windows or doors. Once inside, they reproduce and don't even need fruit to keep reproducing. Fruit flies can breed in the slime layer inside slow-draining plumbing, or on an old, sour mop or sponge. 
If you have fruit flies, traps can be effective in eliminating the problem and K&B has them!
Terro Fruit Fly Trap
Sale $7.29 
SKU 117271

Another Critter Looking to Make a Fall Move: Ants 


Typically, ants are attracted to a variety of food types including carbohydrates (sugars), proteins (meats), fats and oils but cooler weather can make them particularly active.. Colonies, or "nests", are located in protected places in walls, under floors, under cabinets, and such and individual colonies can be quite large with thousands of ants. 


Your first step should be sanitation. Clean up crumbs, cooking oil, and all sources of water. This alone will go a long way toward reducing ant problems by depriving foraging ants of food and water. Also, patch holes around pipes and wires that pass into the living space. Ants use these "highways" to gain entry from colonies located in walls, the crawlspace, and so forth. 


Baits work much better than conventional insecticides because of the unique way worker ants feed the colony, including the queen. K&B True Value carries many varieties of baits/traps and conventional sprays.  

6pk Terro Ant Traps
Sale $6.99
SKU 587474
Earn Free Stuff for Your School
Now through October 31, K&B True Value will donate 10% of your purchase (in the form of a K&B True Value gift card) to the area school of your choice. The gift card can be used to purchase a coffee maker for the teachers' lounge, painting supplies and more!
Be sure to mention your school when you shop at K&B True Value and encourage everyone you know to do the same.

Speaking of Paint...
Painting a Brighter Future Program
In 2011, Eastport Elementary received a grant for 40 gallons of paint from True Value which they used to repaint their multi-purpose room. Maybe it could be your school this year!  Apply for a Painting a Brighter Future paint grant for your school. Applications are due Nov. 30, 2013

Our Current Circular

Topics to be announced next week! Stay tuned!
 K&B True Value Delivers!

Those 15 bags of mulch or water conditioner supplies too much to cart home in your car?
No problem! K&B delivers!.
Ask about delivery at check out or get details here
How To Videos 

Join Our Mailing List