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Fruit Flies

Fruit flies get their name because they are frequently seen hovering around decaying fruit and vegetables. 

Pest Description:

  • Color: Yellowish brown to dark brown body, some have distinctive red eyes
  • Legs: 6
  • Shape: Small, oval 
  • Size: 1/8"
  • Antennae: Yes
  • Region: Throughout the United States
  • Habits: Fruit flies are common structural pests frequently associated with fermenting fruits, vegetables and yeast.
  • Habitat: These small pests can commonly be found in homes, restaurants and other food processing facilities. They can be 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 health concern. 

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