Fruit Flies


Pest ID Guide: Fruit Flies

(Drosophila species)

Fruit flies feed on decaying fruits and vegetables.

Size Color Legs Shape Antenanae
1/8″ Tan/ light abdomen 6 Small Oval True


Fruit flies are small pests that are commonly found in homes, restaurants and other facilities where food is processed. They are found on moist, decaying matter that has been stationary for several days.


Fruit flies feed on decaying matter, especially fruits and vegetables.


Control / Prevention

Fruit flies are best prevented through vigilant sanitation practices. Remove kitchen trash daily, and keep counter surfaces clean.


Fruit flies are found in unsanitary conditions, so they are a potential heath concern, especially when present in health facilities.