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FRUIT FLIES

FRUIT FLIES

Description

Fruit flies feed on decaying fruits and vegetables.

Pest Facts

Color
Tan/ light abdomen

Legs
Six

Shape
Small oval

Size
1/8 inch

Antennae
Yes

Flying
Yes

Region
Throughout the United States

Habits

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

Habitat

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

Threats

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

Prevention

Fruit flies are best prevented through vigilant sanitation practices. Remove kitchen trash daily, and keep counter surfaces clean.

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All information contained within is sourced directly from the National Pest Management Association.

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