Every kitchen is buzzing with fruit flies
Fruit flies get their common name from their small size and fondness of some fruits. Small fruit flies are nuisance pests, but may act as disease vectors. Also known as drosophila flies and vinegar flies, the bugs are found throughout U.S.
Fruit flies are also found in restaurants and other facilities where food is processed. They are found on moist, decaying matter that has been stationary for several days.
The tiny pests are experts at hunting for fermenting produce, and find their way into fruit-filled homes through window screens or cracks in doors and can even be brought home aboard an infested bundle of bananas.
Fruit flies are found in unsanitary conditions, so they are a potential heath concern, especially when present in health facilities.