Fruit Flies

Fruit flies are small, gnat-like nuisance flies that hitch a ride into your house on produce or sneak in through window and door screens. They breed quickly in moist environments like sink drains.

Geographical Region

Fruit flies are found all around the world, especially in tropical regions.

Natural Habitat

Fruit flies are attracted to ripe fruits and vegetables. They breed in sink drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, trash containers and damp cleaning tools like rags and mops.


Weather Conditions

Fruit flies are a problem all year, but are especially common during late summer/fall because they are attracted to ripened or fermenting fruit and vegetables.


Fruit flies swarm annoyingly in homes, restaurants, supermarkets and other places where food is served or stored.

Unique Characteristics

  • Fruit flies are tiny flies, typically pale yellow to reddish brown to black, with red eyes.
  • Female fruit flies can lay up to 500 eggs.
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