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Fruit Flies

  • Color: Tan, light abdomen

  • Legs: 6

  • Shape: Small, oval

  • Size: 1/8 inch

  • Antennae: Yes

  • Region: Found throughout U.S.

Fruit flies feed on decaying fruits and vegetables.


Fruit flies feed on decaying matter, especially fruits and vegetables.


Fruit flies are small pests that are commonly found in homes, restaurants and other facilities where food is processed. They are found in moist, decaying matter that has been stationary for several days.


Fruit flies are found in unsanitary conditions, so they are a potential health concern, especially when present in health facilities.


Looking to get rid of fruit flies in the home? Fruit flies are best prevented through vigilant sanitation practices. To exercise proper fruit fly management, remove kitchen trash daily, and keep your counter surfaces clean.

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