Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Fruit Flies are very small, ‚Öõ inch in length, with rounded wings
  • They are light tan and have distinguishable red eyes
  • They tend to be seen around ripe-rotting vegetation

Active Season

  • Average adult lifespan of a Fruit Fly is 1-2 weeks
  • An adult female will lay up to 500 eggs
  • Eggs are laid in rotting fruits and vegetables to act as food for the pupating flies
  • Peak season is late summer through early fall

Interesting Facts

  • Fruit Flies can travel over 6 miles in 24 hours
  • The maximum lifespan observed is 3 months

Cause for Concern

  • Fruit Fly eggs are laid in fruit and vegetables and could potentially be ingested
  • They spend some time in unsanitary areas and often carry harmful bacterial
  • They are generally associated with uncleanliness and a nuisance

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • For interior treatments, all people and pets need to be out of the home for 1 hour. The treatment can take 2-3 weeks to take care of infestation
  • Sanitation Tips: The large battle when dealing with any type of fly is removing their habitat. Residual treatments will not prevent reproduction but removing preferred conditions will. They are often found around trash cans, dumpsters, rotting corpses, and general filth. Until these issues are dealt with, the fly infestation can not be controlled.

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  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

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