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Fruit Flies (Drosophila spp)

Fruit Fly. - Owl pest control Dublin
Fruit Fly. - Owl pest control Dublin

Appearance

Adults Fruit flies are about 1/8 of an inch long, have red eyes and a tan coloured thorax. The fruit fly abdomen is black on top, gray underneath.

Habits

Fruit flies feed on decaying matter, most commonly fruit and vegetables. They are small flying pests that are commonly found in homes, restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels, and other facilities where food is processed. Fruit Flies are found on moist, decaying matter that has been stationary for several days.

Threats

Fruit flies are found in unsanitary conditions, so they are potentially a health concern, especially if present in health facilities. Moreover, adult females can lay up to 25 eggs per day (to a max of 800 in their lifetime), and the complete life cycle can occur within 8 days under favourable conditions. Fruit fly infestations can quickly get out of hands if not dealt with immediately.

Fruit Flies Prevention

  • Fruit flies are best prevented through regular vigilant sanitation practices.
  • Remove kitchen trash daily, and keep counter surfaces clean at all times.
  • It is not easy to identify the source(s) of a Fruit Fly infestation without appropriate equipment, knowledge and experience. Owl Pest Control has expertise in the control of Fruit Flies and following a successful inspection/treatment, infestation should not reoccur.

DIY Fruit Fly Treatments - Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Want to treat Fruit Flies by yourself?

Click on the links below for more details or to buy DIY fruit fly killing products online.

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