Fruit flies are small flying insects that usually have bright red eyes. This eye color makes them easy to identify since there are thousands of species of small flying insects. Most often confused with drain flies. Adapted for aerial movement, and streamlined for speed, flies are some of the most difficult pests to catch. In addition, they feed on rotting food and animal feces, making them highly resistant to many insecticides but also undesirable to have around your home. Sometimes it takes a professional pest control company to eliminate these 6-legged critters.
Facts About Fruit Flies:
- Breeds prolifically with only 30 hours from egg laying to hatch time.
- Female lays about 500 eggs at one time
- Only lives 8 to 10 days
- One small piece of fruit or vegetable can produce tens of thousands of these flies in a very short period of time
- Fruit flies are used by scientists for genetic studies since fruit flies have such short times between generations