Fruit Fly Facts
- Female Fruit Flies are generally 2.5 mm long and the males are slightly smaller.
- Female Fruit Flies can lay around 400 eggs in a reproduction cycle.
Fruit Fly Infestation
Fruit fly infestation normally happen in the spring and summer but can be active though out the year indoor. Under normal circumstances fruit flies are brought into the residence on fruit and vegetables purchased at the grocery store. However, they are small enough to fly through the standard window or door screen so can enter the home that way when fruit and vegetables or grown or stored outside of the home. Because the primary food and reproduction sources of fruit flies are fruit and vegetables, the first avenue of preventing an infestation is to clean fruit and vegetables coming into the home and keep them refrigerated.