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Problems with Fruit Flies - What are Fruit Flies - How to prevent Fruit Flies in my business?

FRUIT FLY: (Family Drosophilidae)

Size: 3-4mm


The fruit fly has a tan thorax and its abdomen is black on top and grey underneath. Its eyes are red or dark.


Fruit flies often infest homes with ripe, rotting, or decayed fruit and produce. They also enjoy fermented items such as beer, spirits and wine. Fruit flies might also breed and develop in drains, waste disposals, bins and mop buckets.

Likely Found:

Feed on rotting or decayed foods, waste and bin storage areas.


Once they begin reproducing indoors, females are able to lay about 500 eggs and the eggs will hatch in as little as 24-30 hours after being deposited by the female. This makes the pests difficult to control.

Control Measures:

Regularly wipe surfaces, clean spills and empty your bins to help prevent fruit fly infestations. If you already have an infestation, it is important to identify the source, rid any fermenting waste and then take additional control methods.

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Atlas Environmental Services Ltd

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