Like their name suggests, this miniscule species of fly congregates anywhere there is a rotting food source. Their preferred habitat is in homes, restaurants and other areas where food has been left out long enough to start to decay. Fruit flies are more popular in tropical climates where the heat and humidity produce an abundance of organic, decaying material for them to breed. As a pest, they are more of a nuisance than anything since they breed and multiply quickly. They can appear in homes anytime during the year.
Fruit flies are very tiny, only growing up to 1/8 in (3 mm) long. They range in color from pale yellow to brown to black. Even though they are small, their presence indicates unsanitary conditions and they can pose potential health risks to humans. Call Miller Pest & Termite for fast and professional Des Moines pest control services today.