Fruit Flies

About Fruit Flies

Fruit flies are dark-colored and have long legs about 2.5 mm in length; fruit flies are brown, tiny, and spherical; and fungus gnats are dark and have long legs around 2.5 mm in length. These flies breed in large groups and are commonly encountered in swarms. They are more of a bother than a threat.


Many little, winged insects in the fly family are known as gnats. These small flying insects, contrary to common perception, are not "babies," but rather adults. Fruit flies or fungus gnats are the little flying insects that many people refer to as "gnats." Fruit flies and gnats have a lot of distinctions.


The fruit flies enter the home through cracks or breaches in the foundation, walls, windows, or doors from the outside. They are found in garbage cans, rotting fruit, and other wet areas where organic waste is degrading. They're also in the vicinity of sinks, drains, and toilets.


Drains or pipes that leak or break, causing trash to accumulate in the drains or soil, create ideal breeding grounds for these insects. Fruit flies are attracted to sweet-smelling fruits, vegetables, and other edibles in the house. These insects can also be seen flying throughout the house, hovering on exposed fruits and other food items. If there is damp soil in or around your home, it creates the ideal breeding ground for them.


If you observe any moisture or spots in the house that are more prone to dampness, such as the area beneath the kitchen sink, under the dishwasher, behind the refrigerator, and so on, make sure to clean them and keep them dry as well. The easiest way to keep fruit flies at bay is to identify any plants with damp soil and allow it to dry fully before watering again. The larval stages in the soil will be killed as a result of this. Adult flies may be cleaned from windows and around plants using a vacuum cleaner.

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