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Fruit flies live for 8-10 days. In that time, females lay around 500 eggs. Fruit flies use rotting fruit or vegetables as their nest.


Fruit Fly Description
Size: 1/8"
Shape: Small, oval
Color: Tan
Legs: 6
Wings: Yes
Antenna: Yes
Common Name: Fruit Fly
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae
Species: Drosophila melanogaster

Fruit Fly Diet
Fruit flies feed on decaying fruits and vegetables.

Fruit Fly Habitat
Fruit flies are commonly found in homes, restaurants and other facilities where food is processed. They are especially attracted to garbage that has just been sitting around.

Fruit Fly Impact
Fruit flies are found in unsanitary conditions like garbage dumps and trashcans. When they are around, humans can become very sick.

Fruit Fly Prevention
* Keep your home clean.
* Remove kitchen trash every day and keep kitchen counters clean.
* Immediately remove rotting food from your home.