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Fruit Fly

Quick Facts


Bodies can range up to 1/8 in (3 mm) long.

Preferred Habitat

Found in homes, restaurants and other areas that offer moist and decaying foods.

Known Health Issues

They are found in unsanitary conditions and can pose potential health risks.
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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. The fruit fly is 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.