Fruit fly identification for pest control in ME, MA, and NH

Fruit Flies

Adult fruit flies are about 1/8 inch in length and the color varies between tan, brownish, or brownish-black. The eyes are normally bright red.

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What is the Fruit Fly Diet?

Fruit flies breed and feed in ripened fruits and vegetables as well as moist, decaying organic matter.

What is the Fruit Fly's Reproductive Cycle?

Adult female fruit flies lay an average of 500 eggs near the surface of fermenting fruits and vegetables. The eggs hatch in approximately 30 hours. The cycle from egg to adult is complete in as little as 8 days.

Where do Fruit Flies Live?

Fruit flies are drawn to fresh fruit and vegetables or where there is plenty of moisture and yeast. They quickly develop in over-ripe fruit, various foods, dirty mops, vegetable bins, floor drains or bottoms of trash cans if there are fermenting liquids.

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