Identify Fruit Flies By Their Gathering Spots
Fruit flies hover around and thrive most often near drains, garbage receptacles, either fresh or rotting produce, and moist organic material that may gather under fridges or in poorly cleaned areas. Fruit fly numbers are greatest in late summer and early fall during the harvest season and may often be introduced into your home on fruits or vegetables you buy from the grocery store.
How Long Do Fruit Flies Live?Adult fruit flies can live about 6 weeks in areas where food is abundant and temperatures are favorable. The adult female is able to mate and lay many eggs during that time. Adult fruit flies are especially annoying because a very small population can become very large in a small amount of time.