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Common Fruit Fly Species
As their name suggests, fruit flies are attracted to fruit. These small, winged insects are commonly found swarming around overripe, unrefrigerated produce in kitchens. They are also frequently spotted around vegetables, food sitting out on store shelves, and near garbage cans. Fruit flies are also quite fond of beer and wine. It’s not that they crave alcohol – they’re just drawn to any type of fermenting food source.
Fermenting fruit or a moist film of organic material are the only things needed for fruit flies to breed and thrive. Left unchecked, these annoying pests multiply rapidly in drains, garbage disposals, trash containers, empty beer cans or wine bottles, and soppy mops and buckets.