Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee

Clothes Moth

Clothes Moth

Drain Fly

Drain Fly

Fruit Flies

Fruit Fly

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Horse Fly

Horse Fly

House Fly

House Fly

Mud Dauber

Mud Dauber

Paper Wasp

Paper Wasp

Fruit Flies

Description:

Fruit Flies

Fruit Fly

Fruit Flies are 1/8 inch long.  They are tan with red eyes.  Their wings fold over their bodies.

Behavior:

Fruit Flies are commonly brought into buildings on fruits and vegetables.  The larva feed on yeasts that are produced from ripening and decaying organic matter.  Adults tend to rest close to their breeding sites.

Control:

Sanitary improvements are most effective when dealing with these pests.  Equipment and appliances in areas of moisture should be pulled out and cleaned behind.  Drains should be thoroughly cleaned.  A common misconception is to poor hot water and bleach down the drain.  This will have not effect as the larva burrow deep into organic build up.  There are several micro biological enzymes that can be used to maintain clean drains.  These products eat away slime and sludge.  Fruit fly traps will not rid a building of a problem; the breading sites must be eliminated for control.

Fruit Flies

Flies On Soda Dispensing Tube

Fun Fact:

Predators of Fruit Flies include wasps, frogs, spiders, humming birds, chickens, and beetles.