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FRUIT FLY

Description

  • Fruit flies are about 1/8" in length.
  • They are common pests on decaying fruits and vegetable.
  • They have bright to dark red eyes.
  • Most species have dark stripes on the abdomen.
  • They will also be found in garbage disposals, trash compactors and trash receptacles.
  • The presence of fruit flies is usually and indication of decaying material and sanitation needs to be addressed.

Control

  • Find the decaying fruit or vegetable.
  • Look in garbage disposals, trash receptacles or areas where fruits and vegetables have been stores.
  • Remove the infested decaying material.
  • Directive treat the area to knock down adult flies.
  • Clean all drains and use enzyme based product to break down sledge buildup.